Do You Need A Book Coach?

Before I dive into the answer to this -very good! - question, here is a piece I wrote about what book coaching is and how it is beneficial to writers. So, does every writer need a book coach then? Some may say 'YES!' because our work helps writers in so many different ways. But I… Continue reading Do You Need A Book Coach?

How Speculative Fiction Changes The World

The importance of speculative fiction in our ever evolving world is immense. From fantasy to science fiction and every subgenre that they entail, speculative fiction is both escapism from our hard daily lives and at the same time a confrontation with our current society. It makes the genre an exciting and ever-changing entity that I… Continue reading How Speculative Fiction Changes The World

What Is A Book Coach and Why Would I Need One?

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?

A Brief (Her)Story of Me

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

Empower Your Spoonie Self!

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!

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Why You Are Allowed To Invest in Yourself 

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 

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‘From Bedbound to Book Coach’

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’

Write and Change The World: We Need You To!

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!

A Plea For Showing Disability in Art

“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