Who is Amelia Curzon ?

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Amelia Curzon is an author, blogger, children’s book reviewer, budding environmentalist and lover of all creatures on the planet. Having grown up in the Mediterranean and having later lived and worked in various countries, including the United States of America and South Africa, she eventually settled in the United Kingdom.

Amelia E Curzon image She is also the mother of two grown children who provide her with much of her inspiration in life. Her interests include horses and all other animals (wild and domesticated), children, the environment, reading, and of course writing. She has been writing short stories and poems since childhood and had created and narrated many stories to her own children in their younger years. Insomuch as her stories have always been about animals it seems only natural her first book be written for the genres children and teen and contain lots of four-legged creatures.

Amelia wrote the first draft of Mungai and the Goa Constrictor a few years ago, proudly sent the finished product to a handful of traditional publishers and after only 3 rejections felt totally defeated. Silly! But that was then. The story was put safely away.  And then she forgot all about it. Until that is, her son found it, read it, and passed on to his sister to read. Between them they persuaded Amelia to try to ePublish. Spurred on by her children’s faith in her, she decided to approach the task of re-editing and updating and the mammoth and mind-boggling mission of self-promotion. She had to find her feet pretty quickly and armed with bucket loads of good, and some bad, advice plunged head first into the daunting world of the self-published author.

Mungai and the Goa Constrictor is now published as an eBook and in paperback.

Amelia is currently working on a sequel to Mungai and the Goa Constrictor entitled Mungai Most Wanted. The book is expected to be released in 2014.

What prompted Amelia to write Mungai and the Goa Constrictor?

Amelia felt strongly enough about certain events to put them into words a child would recognise and enjoy.  She had the idea for Mungai and the Goa Constrictor after seeing how many times her own children were fooled into naïvely attaching themselves to situations and people without realising the potential dangers – trusting without question and following without forethought. For her it was a warning; a way of understanding that if children, and young adults, did not show vigilance or did not appreciate the dangers, they could find themselves gulled into believing things which simply were not true; people do lie and they do mislead, as a result circumstances might arise which may not be beneficial to them.

Another reason she felt compelled to write this book!

This article was first published at Yesterday’s Daughter’s Blogspot entitled: 
 “Why are the morally bankrupt so hell-bent on our destruction?”

I am fiercely passionate about the environment.  I believe, as many do, we are destroying the planet for future generations, either through ignorance or simply for the sake of profit; and much more needs to be done to target these flaws.

Despite conservationists, environmentalists and other scientists perpetually seeking and finding new ways to halt the various contributing factors; man, in many cases, will not cease to destroy what is there unless he is either educated, in the case of those who are not, or his greed is tempered, in the case of those involved in major corporations.  Without a sustainable environment, there will be no planet left for the rapacious and the ill-informed to pillage.

I am also inordinately passionate about animals. I believe in the rights of wild animals, who have as much right to live in peace and without persecution as we do.  Destroying their habitat, poaching them for medicine and ivory, killing them for their skins and for trophies, stealing their young for the pet trade; and the many, many other nefarious and gratuitous practices we witness on a daily basis, are all fundamentally and indisputably wrong;   to say nothing of indefensible.

Aside from the unacceptable pain, distress, fear and all the indignities heaped upon them; if we do not save vulnerable animals from these practices, and many from extinction, we will further the process of planetary destruction.  Wildlife (in all its forms) is essential in maintaining the ecological balance of nature and ensuring survival of life.   Typically, those lacking any sort of moral compass, refuse to accept this.

Although those living amongst endangered and other species need to eat and need land to live on and farm, they should be able to, and possibly be taught how to, respect and live in harmony with the environment, and still achieve these objectives.

Perhaps when consumer goods cease to be more important than the future of the planet, we will also see change.  Far more legislation needs to be brought in concerning desultory logging and deforestation, haphazard plantation building, poaching, encroachment and industrial fishing practices, inter alia, within the countries where these practices occur.

The sooner we stop the ignorance and the greed, the closer we will be to saving the planet for those who will inherit it – the children and whatever wildlife remains.

Amelia Curzon – September, 2013

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68 thoughts on “Who is Amelia Curzon ?

  1. Hey there! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any problems with
    hackers? My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing a few
    months of hard work due to no backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent hackers?

  2. Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting and following my blog. I’m looking forward to checking out your blog, writings and photographs!

  3. Hello,
    It is my honor and privilege to nominate your blog for the Awesome Blog Content Award. If you already have the award, please excuse my mistake and accept the nomination as a sincere statement of my appreciation for your excellent work.
    I posted the requirements for the award on my website: http://garryrogers.com. They are in the second post on my home page.
    Garry

    • Hi Bob, I thought your site was wonderful.. Apart from the posts, I loved your image at the top 🙂 Thank you for following back. I will go and check out your hunting protest post now. I am also against hunting – of absolutely anything! ~ Amelia 🙂

  4. Amelia, gracious this is a wonderful Sunday with so many new links being made. My long-winded way of saying a very big ‘thank you’ for your recent decision to follow Learning from Dogs. If you would like to write a guest post for LfD especially if it adds to the wider awareness of your writings, then you would be most welcome.

    • Hi Paul, How nice to meet you 🙂 Great blog you have there. Thank you for the invitation to guest blog. At the moment I am having a problem finding enough hours in the day. But, I will definitely bear you in mind. Very gracious of you to ask. Have a great day ~ Amelia :).

  5. Hi Amelia! Your blog looks interesting. Hope you don’t mind and I mean no offense but the texts that I read here so far are hard to read.

    It could be that you’ve changed WordPress themes recently and your text color suffered.

    I’m sorry I couldn’t find your contact form to send this to you privately.

    All the best to you, your blog, and to your noble cause! 🙂

    • Hi Adrian,
      Thank you for your kind words, and thank you also for your constructive feedback. I really appreciate it. Did you mean the ‘Who is Amelia Curzon’ page only is hard to read? (If so, I will be altering this today. I hadn’t noticed the text colour in the first few paragraphs – that is definitely wrong.) Or, do you find all posts hard to read? I always appreciate this sort of feedback and would welcome your reply when you have the time. ~ Best wishes, Amelia 🙂

      • Hi Amelia, I’m sorry if this made you worry. When I posted the above comment, I was reading your blog using my cellphone. And I noticed that your texts was greyed-out (very vague) except for the colored texts.

        Now I’m reading your blog from a laptop and I noticed that it’s fine here. On my cellphone, your blog’s dark background is all white whereas here in my laptop, it’s good. The black and chocolate brown background highlights your gray text and light colored texts.

        I guess you don’t have to worry now. I’m sorry again for any confusion this may have caused you. 😀

  6. So you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers Amelia…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…

    UNCLE SPIKE
    uncle.spikes.adventures1@gmail.com

    • I am delighted to follow your lovely blog, Uncle Spike, and most certainly will have a look through for that special stuff I haven’t seen yet. You may have to check your spam folder for any of my comments though. I don’t know why, but I seem to have a problem there. Have a great day~ Amelia 🙂

      • Haha, no problem, once I ‘approve’ an initial comment from a blogger, all subsequent comments are accepted automatically… so you’re safe, comment away 🙂

        Anyway, real chuffed you enjoy my scribbles, plenty for all as they say.

    • Thank you 🙂 I am thoroughly enjoying reading your blog posts and thank you for following me as well. If you do not see any comments from me, it is because I am having a problem posting comments at the moment on people’s blogs. But rest assured, I will still be reading every word. I hope you have a very wonderful forthcoming week ~ Amelia 🙂 🙂

  7. Hi there. Thank you for following my blog. Although I am focusing on the abhorrent fur trade, all animal and environmental issues concern me. I love your concept of making these issues accessible to children. Hope lies with the next generation and we need to let them know this. Thank you for caring:)

    • My pleasure – thank you, too. I love what you are doing with your blog. I am very anti-fur trade. The demand needs to be stopped. We no longer live in caves, and the idea of anyone walking around with an animal’s coat on their back is appalling. As you suggest, it is the children the hope lies with. Thank you for blogging about this ghastly trade, you deserve masses of followers.

  8. hi, i love the term ‘morally bankrupt’. i am glad you finally got your book published. it is funny how things come about in life. I look forward to reading more of your blog. I love your blog theme!

  9. Sorry for contacting you here; I noticed I won a copy of Mongai and the Goa Constrictor. You announced on your site and said you’d be emailing me, but I’ve not received an email. My kids and I have been very excited about winning a copy of your book. In case you don’t have my correct email, it’s michelle_willms@yahoo.com. Thanks so much for all you do. We love your beautiful site. Michelle Willms

    • Michelle, I am so sorry. I am miles behind with my emails. Please forgive me. I shall email you now.
      Thank you for your kind words. I am always thrilled to receive positive feedback. It’s great to hear when someone enjoys the things I post.
      Best for now
      Amelia 🙂

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