Welcome to Words From Daddy’s Mouth

A collection of stories my dad told to help me understand the world

Lily Burgess is the pseudonym for the children’s books by Matthew Burgess (Lily’s Dad), while social media & creative stuff is done by Dyan (Lily’s Mum).

To receive a free download of our the first four audio books please email us [email protected]

Do you like our ‘Radio Days’ artwork? You can buy this as an art print or in a variety of items including iPhone cases.

Book 4 – The Brandings Game – Is now available as a Read A Long video.

About how this all began

(and why Lily Burgess is the author on the cover of the books)

Matthew (and Lily) Burgess

Photo copyright 2014 Bambini Talent Group 

Being a full time lawyer I needed a creative outlet, and in 2010, began writing business books for other professional service providers.

However there was still something missing.  My wife said she married me because I made her laugh with the crazy stories I told her when we first met and that I should write a book.

Many years later we began to raise 1, then 2, then 3 and finally 4, precious girls and I started to share stories of my childhood with them.

It soon became one of our family’s favourite pastimes listening to these stories about my childhood. Often embellished and seldom kept on track the girls would be absorbed. What was fact became blurred in the magic of the stories told.

A strong undertone in the stories are various life lessons, while also ensuring a healthy dose of humour and role playing.

When my third daughter, Lily, was about four years old, she said ”Daddy, please tell me another story from your mouth”.

From that day on, the stories became known as “Words from Daddy’s mouth”.  It was therefore a natural progression that Lily Burgess would became the pseudonym for the authoring of my children books to help distinguish them from my other publications.

With so many stories, we had to create a list to remember them all (at last count the list was nearing 500). So over time a game developed where the girls would choose a number from the list. Whatever story related to the number chosen would be the story that I would tell.

Stories were usually told as the last part of the wind down of an evening, sitting together in a bedroom or on a lounge chair.

I hope you enjoy sharing the stories with your children.

Books By Lily

Lily Burgess is the pseudonym for the children’s books by Matthew Burgess (Lily’s Dad), while social media & creative stuff is done by Dyan (Lily’s Mum).

Book 8 – Crashing into a Police Car

Out now on Amazon.

101 of the Best Kids’ Jokes Ever – Volumes 1 and 2 (according to us!)

You can get your own copy and humour your friends and family on Amazon.

Book Seven – The Dead Lawn Incident

The story provides a modern take on the proverb ‘You reap what you sow. Available on Amazon.

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