Monday, 5 June 2017

Millie's Auntie Spike

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Millie's Auntie Spike (1999) Post 156

Millie's Auntie Spike is another of the Olympic Mascot series titles which I wrote as a commission back in the late 1990s. In this story, Millie's Auntie Spike visit's Millie at the mascots' burrow with the intention of looking after Millie. The problem is that Millie is now a hard-working mascot and hasn't time to play the games and indulge in the activities Auntie Spike organises. The well-meaning guest compromises the mascots' ability to perform their roles, but they don't want to hurt her feelings.

Finally all is well when the mascots invite her to organise some activities for the young animals who have been feeling left out. Auntie Spike's activity camp goes down so well it becomes a regular occurrence. Naturally, Auntie Spike is well aware of the subterfuge, but her new role is genuinely helpful. The theme of this one is redirecting helpful impulses to where they'll do the most good.

About the Blog 

Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 is to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. If you enjoyed a post, or want to ask about any of m

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