Thursday, 28 September 2017

What Really Happened?

What Really Happened?(2009) Post 272

What Really Happened? is a collection of three stories, each written to show the difference between fact and opinion. In the first story, Angie discovers the roster for looking after the school garden can work properly only if everyone follows it and passes on messages. A literal bull in a china shop has witnesses confused, and when two houses burn down, there's some confusion about the culprit. Scenes are shown from different points of view, and then an unbiased report gives the facts. It was fun writing these. I always make educational reading texts as entertaining as possible. One of my favourite illustrators did one of the stories, which adds to my pleasure in this little book.


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 my books or my manuscript assessment service.

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