Hi There. We all realise that it’s one thing creating something close to our hearts but it’s another thing entirely getting it “out there,” if that’s the intention. More often than not we need all the help we can get. Earlier this year I was contacted by a French Literary blogger, Marie-Hélène Fasque, who is […]
Albert Einstein’s Life-Changing Lessons. Albert Einstein is considered to be one of the greatest minds that has graced our planet. He believed in the power of the imagination – stating, “Value your imagination. The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.“ In my interactive book, The Magic that’s Our’s “Magic” says to Joel and […]
Part of Open Book’s Youth Program is the “Open Box library” As a Librarian is considered to be a specialist position in South African schools, these mini libraries are placed in classrooms allowing students and teachers access throughout the day without the need of a Librarian present. April 23rd is World Book Day in South Africa where […]
Popular Children’s Book now available in IsiXhosa and IsiZulu Popular kid’s book, The Magic that’s Ours, which has already won acclaim from educators across the country, is now available in IsiXhosa and IsiZulu, helping to spread its magic message to many more South African kids. Written by local author Gary Hirson, the fun and vividly-illustrated tale […]
As an author and independent publisher, I’ve just experienced the process of having my first book, The Magic that’s Ours, translated into IsiXhosa and IsiZulu, 2 of the 11 official languages in South Africa. The experience, albeit dissimilar to writing a book, was very interesting as I couldn’t speak, read, or write any of the translated languages. The […]
A response from the latest goal-setting and self development workshop for teenagers which was facilitated via the Western Cape Network For Community Peace and Development NGO, in Gugulethu Cape Town.
This week saw the launch of my 4th title The Journey that’ Ours As you can imagine it was a massive week for me and yes I do feel very proud. But it got me thinking about the launch of my first book The Magic that’s Ours which was launched way back in 2005. I remember […]