Book coach. A relatively new occupation that is gaining traction, but is still a new concept to many. Have you been wondering what a book coach is and does, or are you completely new to the term? Then read on! The need for book coaches has grown out of a changing publishing market and consequently… Continue reading What Is A Book Coach and Why Would I Need One?
The world is in pain. Natural disasters. Wars. Cost of living crises. The queer community denied more and more rights. Covid still wreaking havoc. It seems endless, even increasing. Thankfully we have stories. Whether it is TV, film, books, podcasts or games you dive into, they are all stories we turn to in times of… Continue reading The Innate Power of Storytelling
As I continue on my journey as a book and spoonielife coach, I feel that for you to be able to trust me with your stories, you need to know I trust you with mine. Each of us consists of thousands of different stories, millions. Today I tell you about the one that has shaped… Continue reading A Brief (Her)Story of Me
If teenage me could see me now, she’d be amazed. Two decades on and I run my own business in which I make a difference to people. I have great friends. Get to experience amazing things. And above all: I life a fulfilling life despite my long list of illnesses and daily symptoms. How I… Continue reading Empower Your Spoonie Self!
The biggest reason is very obvious: you are worth investing in. Not always so easy to get on board with though right? We feel we should invest in that new vacuum cleaner. Buy new shoes for the kids. A new phone perhaps, or as a treat to ourselves some chocolates. But invest extensively in a… Continue reading Why You Are Allowed To Invest in Yourself
Watch an interview with me by Author Accelerator’s CEO and book coach extraordinaire Jennie Nash in which we talk about my journey from being completely bedbound with illness to my certification as a book coach while still having multiple chronic illnesses. It was wonderful to be able to share my journey from being bedbound to… Continue reading ‘From Bedbound to Book Coach’
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” — Maya Angelou I never saw myself reflected on TV or in books. A chubby small-town girl who liked to read and write didn’t really get much airtime on TV. Still doesn’t. Not to mention if that girl develops a chronic illness. And then another. And… Continue reading A Plea to Make Room for Chronic Illness Stories in Popular Culture
The world is in pain. There are wars. Our queer community is denied their rights. Climate disasters are happening across the globe. Covid still lingers. Human-induced tragedy seems ongoing and unstoppable at the moment and each of us suffers from it in varying degrees. Thankfully we have stories. Whether it is TV, film, books, podcasts… Continue reading Write and Change The World: We Need You To!
Build your confidenceFeel heard and seenWrite your bookMake an impact Do you belong to a traditionally marginalised group? Do you want to write, but are you unsure if you are able to? Would you love to write speculative fiction, but don’t know exactly what? Do you have an idea, but are you unsure how to… Continue reading Discover Your Voice and Write Your Book
“In diversity there is beauty and there is strength.” Maya Angelou This piece first appeared on my author website on 12 November 2020. Reposted here with slight amendments. I never saw myself reflected on tv or in books. A chubby small town girl who liked to read didn’t really get much airtime on tv. Still… Continue reading A Plea For Showing Disability in Art