Welcome to the last stop on the Incorrigible blog tour! These posts have marked the launch of The Unseen Guest, the third book in The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series. In each post I’ve used one of the sayings of Agatha Swanburne as a jumping-off point for some personal musings mixed in with a wee bit of moralizing, plus some tasty tidbits of philosophy sprinkled on top. In other words, they’ve given me a chance to do something I find very hard to resist: give advice.
Does it surprise you to learn that that the person who invented Agatha Swanburne is an inveterate advice-giver? Yes, that’s me, hanging my head in shame. Sometimes I manage to remember that I should keep my mouth shut unless somebody comes right out and asks my opinion. But sometimes I don’t, and the urge to pontificate takes over. Even as a kid I could easily imagine myself as Lucy in the Charlie Brown cartoons, with her five cent fee and “The Doctor is In” sign hanging on the front of her rickety lemonade stand.
Now that I’m responsible for coining the sayings of Agatha Swanburne, those bossy, advice-giving impulses of mine are finally being put to good use. I wonder what nugget of pithy wisdom the wise old gal will come up with next?
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What’s the best piece of advice you ever got? How about the worst? And do you prefer to give advice, or to take it?
Maryrose Wood is the author of The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series for middle-grade readers. You can find her online at www.maryrosewood.com, and on Twitter at @Maryrose_Wood.
Check out my reviews of the Incorrigible Children books: The Mysterious Howling, The Hidden Gallery and The Unseen Guest.