If you’ve ever cursed your job as you frantically check your watch in backed up traffic, dreading the conversation with your boss when you roll in late. If you’ve even fought through rain and sleet among busy streets thronging with commuters. If you’ve ever felt your heart sink when a voice on the radio tells you that a broken down vehicle is causing significant delays on the motorway home, you may feel that working from home is some sort of elysian paradise, however optimistic you try to be about your commute. The allure of the home office may be a romantic notion to commuters on a dark and rainy November morning. Continue reading “A Writer’s Guide To Finding Inspiration Around The Home”
Blogging wasn’t something that I intentionally started out to do. To be honest I didn’t even know what a blog was or how diverse the blogging world could be… something I am still learning even now. The main reason I started to blog was to help market and promote my book Your Teething Baby: from one parent to another. Continue reading “Why Do I blog?”
Believe it or not, there are a certain amount of health practitioners out there who have claimed that teething pain does not exist. Whilst researching for my book I came across articles that claimed every symptom parents’ have ever reported, over hundreds of years, are not linked to teething, that children get approximately 20 viral infections in their first couple of years and coincidentally they get 20 teeth, so we are mistaking teething for colds and that most of the signs are in fact made up in our own minds. Continue reading “Teething is NOT a Myth!”
As soon as I heard of the concept of the Life’s Little Bugs books I just knew they were right up our street and was over the moon when Tina, the author, asked me to review a set. She has brought together education with fun rhyming stories to teach children the importance of looking after themselves, one another and the environment. There are 7 books in the series and each has been entirely Continue reading “Review: Life’s Little Bugs”
Every 8th March is marked by International Women’s Day. A day for women to stand up and unite, a day for them to remind themselves that they do count and that they can do or be anything they want, a day to remind ourselves of everything women have done before us to achieve rights and equality. On this day I want to talk about and celebrate all of the amazing women I know or have recently met. Women who are inspiring, Continue reading “Be You, Try Something New and Unite On International Women’s Day”
So, you have an idea for a book but you don’t know where to start. It is a competitive market but you do have choices – it’s just a case of trying to figure out which will work best for you. Self-publishing or publishing house? Literary agent or just you? Illustrations or not? Fear not, I have some insight for you which may help in your decision making.