Fiona McPherson

Biography

Fiona McPherson has a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and her non-fiction books are usually about memory and learning. Her first book, The Memory Key, was published by Tandem Press in 1999, and subsequently published in the United States by Career Press and in Germany by mvg Verlag. A later revision was published by Random House UK as Perfect Memory Training, and has been translated into French. Since 2000 she has maintained a website (http://www.mempowered.com) dedicated to providing information on memory and how to improve it, and has published several books on specific memory and learning topics.
As F.M. McPherson, Fiona also writes fiction. You can find out more about her fiction at her website http://www.fmmcpherson.com.

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Books

Hunting Night
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A young woman is dead. An innocent man is going to pay. Mike Jaeger is a Vancouver P.I., from a family of hunters. But this hunt will lead Mike down a twisted trail that brings him face-to-face with someone who could crack open all his family’s secrets. And along the way he is confronted again and again with the urgent temptations of lust and violence. For Mike Jaeger is drowning.
Letters to Emma: Early Oamaru Through the Eyes of the Sumpter Family
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
Family letters are at the heart of this book, providing a fascinating window into the social and economic life of New Zealand's European settlers, and into life in early Oamaru and Rakaia in particular.
How to Learn: The 10 Principles of Effective Revision and Practice
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Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 50,640. Language: American English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
Dr McPherson explains the 10 principles of effective practice and revision, based on the latest educational and cognitive research. Using examples from science, math, history, foreign languages, and skill learning, this book aims to teach you how to review your learning in the most optimal way.
Effective Notetaking (2nd ed)
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,430. Language: American English. Published: March 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
This workbook looks at the most important group of study skills - how to take notes for better understanding and recall (with advice on how to read a textbook and how to prepare for a lecture). Based on the latest cognitive and educational research, this is for college students who are serious about wanting to succeed, and teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn
Planning to Remember: How to Remember What You're Doing and What You Plan to Do
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Price: $8.20 USD. Words: 42,620. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
Of all our memory failures, forgetting what we mean to do is rated the most annoying (and worrying), closely followed by those moments of absentmindedness when we lose track of what we're doing. But such problems are not inevitable. Like any other memory task, it’s a matter of skill, not inborn ‘talent’ — and skill can be learned. This book uses the latest cognitive research to help you understand
Mnemonics for Study
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,950. Language: American English. Published: February 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills
Research has shown the effectiveness of mnemonic strategies, yet these remain the least frequently used formal memory aid used by students. This concise book goes far beyond the same tired descriptions of popular mnemonics that you can find everywhere, using the latest research to explain exactly how these strategies work and are best used.
The sharpest edge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
The secrets are out. Surely now Dave and the Jaeger family can move on with their lives. But secrets aren’t so easily told or accepted. Coming to terms with their pasts will require all their courage, and it will tear their hearts. And all the secrets are not yet told. This book continues the story told in 'Secrets have jagged edges". This is Dave’s story.
Secrets have jagged edges
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Mike is going crazy. There are voices in his head and dark creatures in the shadows, and he thinks his father once tried to kill them both. At least he has Dave, his best friend, his brother of the heart. But Dave has always had enough problems for both of them, and Mike has always been his rock. What do you do when the only person you trust can’t be trusted anymore?

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