BULLET JOURNAL THE RYMAN WAY

*Complimentary stationery from Rymans* I write. A lot. For clients, it is factual-corporate press release writing. For my personal writing, I can get a little more creative, and that is where the fun starts. Yes I may have the hand-writing of a five year old (make that six if I really concentrate), but I find the ...

Nottingham’s first Festival of Literature

8 - 13th November 2016 Powerful messages From Over the Wall: global influences in UNESCO’s City of Literature Featuring Amit Chaudhuri, Jack Monroe, Jon McGregor, Katherine Quarmby, and Virtual Writer in Residence, Omar El Hazek Nottingham’s first Festival of Literature delivers a series of powerful messages from ‘Over the Wall’ providing a welcoming platform to voices that ...

Christmas cheer as Sledge-Lit presents a day of horror, fantasy & science-fiction

Hey all, how are you doing? It’s a cool, wet Wednesday morning and I’m glad I’m indoors. You know that really cool Derby Writers’ Day I attended a few weeks ago? Well I’m pleased to report that The QUAD will be presenting a new Christmas science-fiction, fantasy and horror event taking on the 21st November ...

Friends Reunion, Books, Theatre & Cake… what an epic week!

Hi all, how are you on this crisp Thursday morning? It’s been a busy week so far. I caught up with some dear friends from university, earlier this week whom I haven’t seen for over 15 years. It’s amazing how time melts away and you can all slot back into your younger selves (age is ...

Trials of an author… and NaNoWriMo

Hey guys, how are you doing, what have you been up to? It’s been a crazy busy few weeks, as I covered food festivals across the country (my favourite sorts of gigs). Of course being out on the road meant that I got zero (fictional) writing done. Juggling a day job, the food blogging and ...

Spanish pepper, Buxton Fringe Festival… and a blow-torch!

Hello All, How are you doing? It’s been another good albeit crazy busy week for this Derby Foodie. I met the lovely David Nicholls, one of my favourite authors of all time at the Derby Book Festival. It was something of a dream come true, but more of that in a different blog post. I also ...

Baked Easter Goodies on the horizon…

Hello! How are you all doing? So the clocks went forward today, which means less sleep (BOO HISS) but lighter, brighter days (YAAY!). And with Easter around the corner, I have a spring in my step. It means a long weekend in Derby to catch up with friends, family, writing and baking. Book 2 is ...

Writing, LiveTweeting© & presenting: THE perfect weekend!

Hi there, how are you? I hope you’re well and enjoying the start of what is going to be a delicious weekend! What are you up to? It’s been a good, productive week, busy with writing (Book 2 of the Screaming Snowflakes Saga is slated for release in December 2015) good food and baking. Sticking ...

Reading, Books & #WorldBookNight!

Hello All, Hope you’re doing well? I just had to hop online to share some exciting news with you. The email dropped earlier today, letting me know that I’ve been chosen as a World Book Night Giver (triple whoop)! WBN is a fantastic initiative championing reading and I’ll be on the streets of Derby dishing out ...

The Joys of Writing, Coffee and really getting stuck in…

Hello All, How are you? It's mighty cold out there and with the weekend around the corner (yippee!), I've already started my happy dance routine in my head, OK,  it's going to be an uber busy weekend packed chockfull with writing, blogging, vats of coffee and scrummy cake may be involved. Only, and I say only if I pass my ...