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Consultant and Author D. K. Christi
Memoir of a Mind Toy
Shelagh Watkins
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I'm Shelagh (that's the Irish form of Sheila!) I was born in Lancashire, UK and graduated from the University of Leeds before I moved to Scotland, where I completed a course in Information Technology at the University of Glasgow. I have many interests, including artwork, computing, reading and writing. My first novel, Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine, was published in 2005. The book, which is available from all the online bookstores, was serialised on radio during May-July (daily excerpts on Preston FM's Chat City with weekly forty minute omnibus on Sundays. Listeners who would like a copy of the book can buy an e-book on mobipocket: http://www.mobipocket.com/en/eBooks/eBookDetails.asp?BookID=78501 Paperback available at half the Amazon price here: http://www.lulu.com/content/6134857

Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine


Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine is a story of flight, fantasy, adventure and courage. Although Emmelisa Planemaker is a strong-willed little girl, she misses her dad, who died when she was only five years old.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emmelisa and her brother Dell have a happy and carefree life until their father becomes ill and is forced to retire at the age of forty-three. After retirement, Mr. Planemaker decides to build a scaled, model airplane because he wants to build something lasting for his children but he dies before completing the task. Three years later, Emmelisa is being seriously bullied at school by a group led by the notorious school bully, Mayja Troublemaker. When Emmelisa becomes increasingly withdrawn and unhappy, she seeks help and advice through the computer her father had used to locate specialist model aircraft companies in his quest to build a model airplane. The computer is more than just a computer and full of surprises: Mr. A. Leon Spaceman being one of them! He guides the two children to Hardwareland, where they train to become astronauts and take on an extraordinary mission into space: to follow their father's TRAIL OF LIGHT. Mr. Planemaker's Flying Machine was a top ten finisher in the book art category of the Preditors & Editors Readers' Poll 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Reply Mary J. Dressel Books
6:52 PM on September 12, 2009 
Thank you, too!

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Words are my photographs and my paint, novels and short stories my canvas. Thank you for taking this journey with me. May all your journeys be filled with wonder and joy. D. K. Christi

 

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D. K. Christi as Consultant::

D. K . Christi is a professional, platform speaker who informs and entertains small to large groups as a keynote presentation or in workshops that are interactive and exciting adventures for all participants.

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From Inspiration to Publication - How to avoid the pits

My art; my business - How to approach writing as a business

Journals - The 365 day writing plan

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Embracing Change - Better than the alternative

Negotiating with People You Don't Like

Finding Your Best Self

Creating a Winning Workplace

Crossover Topic: The Future is Here. Where are You?


 

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Ghost Orchid

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D. K. Christi, author, journalist and lecturer

 

D. K. Christi shares her obsession with the “Super Ghost” of Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary and why it’s a “matter of consequence.”

D. K. Christi lived and worked in Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. Her stories and novels capture the multi-cultural experiences and the beauty, fear and excitement of foreign lands. Three years of blue water sailing in the Caribbean add tropical spice. A polished and professional platform speaker who includes the audience.

 

Christi spent her U.S. years in Michigan, California and Florida with stops in Idaho and Washington, D.C. Today she contributes feature articles to the Bonita Springs Southwest Spotlight, and is available for freelance writing, editing and grant proposals between novels. Favorite local haunts are Bonita Beach, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Koreshan State Park, and all outdoor places to kayak and ride her bicycle.