It could be a little warmer but I won't complain as the spring sunshine has put a bounce in my step and got me feeling all excited. With longer, sunnier and hopefully hotter days to look forward to I love this time of year as I always feel like I'm going to get SO much more … Continue reading Feeling the joys of spring!
Writing a book or becoming a published author has never really featured particularly high on my bucket list. It’s true, I’ve always loved writing and for many years it has been my profession as a former journalist and now a self-employed PR professional but it’s never been a dream of mine. Climbing Mount Everest, yes, … Continue reading Accidental mummy author
World Book Day (March 2) is fast approaching and I have some exciting plans lined up for the week. However, amidst all the excitement, it appears I have forgotten to get organised for half term! So, if like me you've been too busy focusing on work or other things to plan how you are going … Continue reading Half term fun and frolics
With National Storytelling Week (Jan 28th to Feb 4th) fast approaching I'm looking forward to sharing my new book with children at ABC Day Nursery in Telford. They caught up with me earlier this week for a quick a chat and posted this lovely blog:
Happy new year! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas creating memories with friends and family. We certainly did. But now with 2017 upon us, it's time to look ahead to the new year and with that, there is bound to be new beginnings. The boys and I were certainly delighted to hear of one … Continue reading New year new beginnings
Gosh, it's been a busy few months but I'm not complaining. It's been full of new and fun challenges and I've achieved some of my key goals for 2016. The biggest achievement and challenge by far has been publishing my first children's book. In turn, this has opened new doors and gently edged me and my … Continue reading A new direction
Despite having to explain to my eight-year-old nephew why there were no rockets at the launch of my newly published children's book Wendy and the Biscuit Tree, I'm thrilled to report the event was a huge success. There was a fantastic turnout of parents and children and, despite my nerves, I managed to hold it together and … Continue reading The launch
With just a day to go before the official book launch of Wendy and the Biscuit Tree, it's been all systems go. I've been busy preparing paper giraffe crafts for the children as well as getting colouring sheets designed. Not to mention making goody bags and baking dozens and dozens of giraffe-shaped shortbread biscuits. I've probably … Continue reading Getting crafty
So, the last few weeks have been spent focusing on finding the perfect venue for my book launch. I had considered approaching the local library but wanted something a bit less formal where guests could sit and drink tea and the children could eat biscuits (although not too many of course!). So when I overheard … Continue reading The perfect match
I made a plan last year and that was by Christmas 2016 I would have published my first children's book - Wendy and the Biscuit Tree. So far I'm on track and with the final touches being made to the book ready for publishing it's time to look ahead to the all-important launch date. I've … Continue reading Looking ahead!