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

Indo-European Cognate Dictionary
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 143,030. Language: British English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Dictionaries, Nonfiction » Reference » Foreign language study
A new type of dictionary. An indispensable reference for language learners within the Indo-European language family, as well as for any who love words and want to deepen their understanding of English, or any of these other languages.This dictionary records 40,000 related words from 32 languages,
Mnemonics for Study: Spanish edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,780. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Bilingual education
This particular edition of Mnemonics for Study (2nd ed.) has an extensive English-Spanish glossary to assist Spanish-language readers. The relevant glossary is provided after each section, with the complete glossary in alphabetical order available at the end of the book.
Mnemonics for Study: Italian edition
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,920. Language: American English. Published: April 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Bilingual education
This particular edition of Mnemonics for Study (2nd ed.) has an extensive English-Italian glossary to assist Italian readers. The relevant glossary is provided after each section, with the complete glossary in alphabetical order available at the end of the book.
Successful Learning Simplified
Price: $8.69 USD. Words: 45,090. Language: American English. Published: December 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Distance & online education
An easy-to-read, research-based guide to learning effectively, for students who want to ensure their time and effort are being used wisely. The guide covers preparation, active reading, note-taking, comprehension, memorizing, and revising, and discusses learning in non-linear environments (such as the Web) and from lectures, as well as from traditional textbooks.
Hunting Night
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,190. Language: American English. Published: August 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » History » Family history
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
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 50,640. Language: American English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching methods & materials / arts & humanities
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 (3rd ed)
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 73,950. Language: American English. Published: March 4, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Teaching
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
Price: $8.20 USD. Words: 42,620. Language: American English. Published: February 18, 2014. Categories: 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 (2nd ed.)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,980. Language: American English. Published: February 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study skills, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement
Mnemonic strategies are of proven effectiveness, yet little 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. This 2nd edition includes chapter review questions and a very detailed step-by-step case study.
The sharpest edge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,250. Language: American English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: American English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
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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