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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Child of the Earth by Susan Crow - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Susan Crow and her new book, “Child of the Earth”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Susan and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Child of the Earth
by Susan Crow


GENRE: Nature Writing



Here is a nest egg of memories and anecdotes teased from a life uplifted by an appreciation of the natural world.

Memories of childhood in rural England, raising a family in Orkney and Lincolnshire, and retirement in Northern Scotland are threaded together into a broad tapestry of the natural year. These experiences meet with a view of Earth's uncertain future to illustrate the necessity for respect of all lifeforms and shares a passion for the wellbeing of this planet with all generations.

Child of the Earth is a source of inspiration and delight - a literary garland of hope.



April has such a gentle ring to it. The astilbe is coming through, with its leaves like red feathers sitting below last year's dead stems; the rhubarb is coming through nicely and the yellow strawberry has a flower on it. The roses at the back of the border are looking healthy and everything is going upwards and outwards. There is a dainty sweetness to the front of the border with grape hyacinths seeming as if they would bloom forever, daffodils spreading their sunshine everywhere and tulips injecting dramatic colour amongst the softer spring shades.



Putting Yourself on a Page: What It’s Like to Share Your Most Personal Words with the World

It took some time for me to accept that my own little world would be of interest to those who don’t know me. Social media illustrates that young and old alike are interested in the lives of others. Okay, so some want to destroy them, but there are not many who are that malicious, people generally care. They have to go out of their way to be destructive. Naturally, they are connected, one human being to another. So maybe someone would want to read my memories of growing up in rural Lincolnshire in the fifties and sixties. To begin with, I shared a monthly blog dealing with aspects of my childhood. It was well received and so the blogs were put together with another two unpublished blogs. The whole was edited into book form and published as Child of the Isle. (The Isle is the Isle of Axholme - an area of fenland which originally sat within a four river boundary.) The book proved successful - particularly with those who knew the area. When I realised that, I hoped they would feel empowered to share their own memories.

So would it be safe to share my notions with the world? Not just memories, but my thoughts, my personal words, my passion for nature?

I started to think that maybe it would.

I have an agenda.

It is my very dear wish to share what I know of the natural world in order to connect, to inform and to encourage. My belief is that the world, as we know it, cannot continue as our home and the home of our friends in wild places, unless we engage more readily and with gratitude for what it is we have here. I knew when I started writing Child of the Earth that the people who would want to read it would already feel a connection with nature but then it occured to me that much of what they were already seeing in print was depressing and negatively presented. That’s not my style!

I intended to put together my thoughts and experiences - the ones which had given me so much joy - in order to share the pleasure, to provoke further thought and to give hope - particularly through my absolute passion for sharing the natural world with children.

So, that being my objective, I simply had to get out there what it is that formed me. There was no place for timidity or uncertainty. Neither is there a place for arrogance!

I don't know everything about nature - I never will - nor will I ever come close to it. I believe I’m still developing and will always be in that wonderful state of infancy where one wonders at every movement, every trill, every fragrance, every vista.

If sharing myself in words can make the world more beloved and cared for, then I’m definitely up for that!



Susan grew up in the Isle of Axholme, which inspired the Crowvus best-seller, Child of the Isle. She has a deep love of nature which is apparent in all her writing from the poems she has had published in various anthologies, to her 2020 release, Child of the Earth.

Susan released Rosie Jane and the Swodgerump as part of the John O’Groats Book Festival. This story was written and inspired by raising her six children in Orkney. After moving to England for a while, Susan finally returned to North Scotland in 2009, and continues to write her monthly blogs, What’s It Like Up There?

Her latest book, Child of the Earth, is a nature companion, drawn from her own experiences throughout her life. It provides a colourful telling of Susan’s encounters with nature, told with a style which makes it accessible to all readers.




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Susan will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. Susan ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Thank you so much for taking time to bring to our attention another great read. I enjoy these tours and finding out about many terrific books.

  3. Do you have any writers that inspired your writing style?

  4. Thank you for hosting "Child Of The Earth" and for all the lovely comments.

    Bernie, there have been quite a few, but I think Richard Jefferies is probably the writer who made me realise that I could paint with words.

  5. Thank you for sharing sounds good!