New to the Game


Children are gifts, to parents and those around them.

– Cora Groenewald

And above all watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.  Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.

– Roald Dahl

Becoming a mother changed my perspective, attitude, and experience of life as well as its possibilities, extremely and completely.

I am still amazed, daily on how easy children find the wonder in the world.  New experiences overwhelm them, in good and bad ways.  Little hands and little feet.

Effortless they find the wonder in the world, everything is big in their eyes.  Children are extremely resilient, yet somehow we lose that gift, to be amazed by the world, to bounce back, in the journey we call “growing up”.

When I made the decision to become a children’s author, this was the reason. I want to find the simplicity, the wonder in the world again. To me, it was in telling stories.  Escaping to a world that is completely your own, only now I can share it with the next generation.

Maybe, just maybe, we can encourage them to fly, to see the endless possibilities that this beautiful life offers, to find it in others stories, experiences.  It is only when we stand in another’s shoes when we see the world through their eyes, then we really understand, or are at least a little closer to share their wonder.

One thing that I learned in motherhood, is this; life is what you make it.  What you decide to do with what you have.

Beauty is really in the eye of the beholder, in other words, if you can find the beauty, it is eventually in everything.  It might ask for some sacrifices, in the sense of dying in yourself, giving up selfishness, negativity, to choose to go for the ride, good and when bad, get off and get out. If you can’t ask humanity for help.

Let us find the wonder again, through the eyes of children.

The reason I write is to share the wonder, the story, the love that caught my heart.  A person that might need some magic, some wonder to fill their lives, that can give a little hope to carry on to see the wonder they never knew they had.  This is what captured me when I read others’ stories. Now, I want to be that person that can ignite another’s heart with wonder and grace.

So, I am proud to call myself a new Indie Author (independent author).

Let’s take a ride!  See how this publishing game goes.  (Not a game, actually serious about publishing)

Till later.

Cora Groenewald (Corne)



Published by authorcoragroenewald

An authentic children's author, excited about life, writing and love children. She is a mother of two beautiful children and currently resides in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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