What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..

People often say that because I do so much stuff I can’t possibly doubt myself. Yes, I can write books, I can pitch to publishers, I can spend an entire day talking to over 200 school kids, I can sit on stage and be interviewed at writer’s festivals, I’m not afraid to enter my photography … Continue reading What to do when self-doubt creeps in like a stray cat to ransack the biscuits..

Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.

I haven’t always liked flowers. For most of my life I couldn't care less about them, thinking they were only for old ladies to tend in their garden or what mother’s demanded on mother’s day. It’s amazing how you can go through life missing out on something so extraordinary, so wonderful, so amazing, so uplifting … Continue reading Conversations with flowers and other ways of being real.

What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update

Is it all pigtails, glitter and rainbows? Rainbows yes in my case, but there is also blood, sweat, tears and copious amounts of wine involved. I’m going to take you on a behind the scenes pictorial journey of making my second children’s book, It’s OK to Feel the Way You Do’, and show you what … Continue reading What really happens when you write a kid’s book (in pictures) + update

Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.

If you're a budding writer, then there's an imperative to get yourself along to your nearest writers festival so you can rub shoulders with people of your own kind. It's how we get inspired, stay motivated and realise that we're not all alone in our desire to express ourselves. I was again part of the … Continue reading Writers festivals and why they’re important to up and coming writers.