- Title: Mother Knows Best
- Author: Siggy Buckley
- Genre: Short Story, Women’s Fiction
- Format: eBook
- Length: 9 pages
- Cover Designer: Meet Heinseberg
Mothers like to think they know what’s best for their children. Kids being kids will do it their own way and make their own choices – Only to find out, if years later, that Mother was probably right. But not every grown-up child can admit to that and not everyone is so lucky to still have her mother around to tell her when they realize.
“Don’t ever depend on a man!” my mother said. I can still picture her in front of me that day in the kitchen over thirty years ago, the look on her face, slightly defiant, but with an air of desperation. Looking up from the sink, she tilted her face towards me, a red pepper in one hand, a paring knife in the other, her eyes flashing, yet imploring me at the same time. I knew that look well, having seen her almost succumb to depression many a time over the years.
About the Author
Educated in Germany with a Master’s Degree in English, Siggy Buckley lived in Ireland for over 15 years, first teaching at the University of Limerick as an adjunct professor, while building up an organic farm. She later ran her own businesses in Dublin before coming to the USA in 2003. In 2005, Siggy married an American and pursued her life-long dream of writing. Among her previous publications is the autobiographic novel Next Time Lucky: How to Find your Mr. Right. She also created a series of travelogues about home swapping Intrepid Home Swapping- Insider Secrets for Successful Home- swapping. Her Twitter handle is @Hernibs. Siggy Buckley appeared several times on local NPR with Melissa Ross’ First Coast Connect and On First Coast Living (Local TV ─ NBC) and had numerous interviews on blog talk radio. Her experience as a former Irish matchmaker makes her a welcome guest for local paper interviews and Oped pieces. Since 2006 she has been a member of the National League of American Pen Women in Jacksonville, FL and writes a book/movie review column for their Jacksonville branch.