Blogging, Book Review, Books, Children's Fiction, Fiction, Illustrator, Indie Author, Inspirational, Non Fiction, Reading, Travel, Tuesday Book Blog, Vampires

Books I Read and Reviewed in 2021 #BookReviews #NonFiction #YA #Memoir #TuesdayBookBlog

Books I Read and Reviewed in 2021 2021 was yet another year where I didn’t get to read as many books as I would have liked. However, the books I did read certainly entertained and inspired me. I thought it would be fun to share a summary of what I’ve been reading over the last… Continue reading Books I Read and Reviewed in 2021 #BookReviews #NonFiction #YA #Memoir #TuesdayBookBlog

Authors, Books, Indie Author, Inspirational, Travel

Meet Author John Francis Cross #AuthorInterview #Travel #TuesdayBookBlog

It’s my pleasure to introduce author John Francis Cross as we chat about his fabulous book, 100 100-Word True Travel Stories. Over to John… I was born in Lancashire, England, and started travelling overseas soon after I turned 18. I've lived and worked in China, India, France, Australia, Israel and Holland, and visited many other… Continue reading Meet Author John Francis Cross #AuthorInterview #Travel #TuesdayBookBlog

Book Review, Books, Inspirational, Non Fiction, Travel, Tuesday Book Blog, Wellbeing

Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning by Stacy Fisher #TuesdayBookBlog #Travel #BookReview #PersonalTransformation

Title: Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning Author: Stacy Fisher Category: Self-Help Rating: 5 Star Book Blurb: When it became clear that my marriage was ending, I felt directionless. In hopes of simplifying my life, I bought a Sprinter van, pared down my possessions to only what would fit inside it, and set… Continue reading Go: One Woman. One Van. A New Beginning by Stacy Fisher #TuesdayBookBlog #Travel #BookReview #PersonalTransformation

Fun Stuff, Inspirational, Travel, Writing

The Power of Storytelling in Business #Stories #Storytelling #Travel

Perhaps it’s the author in me (or I’m just really nosy!), but I love reading the real-life stories behind a professional brand. Over the last two years, I’ve become more engaged on LinkedIn and spend hours reading inspirational stories from my connections. My blog is full of interviews with men and women who have taken… Continue reading The Power of Storytelling in Business #Stories #Storytelling #Travel

Fiction, Fun Stuff, The Writing Process, Travel, Vampires, Writing, Young Adult

Book Research and Seeking Out Vampires in Whitby #YA #WritersLife

Editing has begun on my latest YA novel, Blood Born, and after spending a week in Whitby immersing myself in the town where the book is set, I have my red pen at the ready, and I’m raring to go. There’s something magical about standing in the same spot your character stands and exploring the… Continue reading Book Research and Seeking Out Vampires in Whitby #YA #WritersLife

Whitby Abbey Ruins
Blogging, Campervan Writer, Travel, Vampires, Writing, Young Adult

Embracing Van Life and Seeking out Dracula in Whitby, North Yorkshire #CampervanWriter #Travel

I’ve returned to my campsite after a bracing walk from Sandsend to Whitby. The wind has picked up again, and the sky is darkening by the second. The joy of hunkering down in my VW camper to watch through the window as the sea churns and swells can’t be expressed in words. It’s safe to… Continue reading Embracing Van Life and Seeking out Dracula in Whitby, North Yorkshire #CampervanWriter #Travel

Blogging, Campervan Writer, Travel, Wellbeing

How One of My Travel Writing Goals Came True During Lockdown #CampervanWriter #Goals

If you check my bio on any of the social media platforms I use, you’ll see two words repeated over and over – writing and travel. You may think this means I’m the next Bill Bryson or Sara Wheeler, but sadly no. My travel adventures aren’t quite as epic as Antarctica. No, they’re more likely… Continue reading How One of My Travel Writing Goals Came True During Lockdown #CampervanWriter #Goals

Mardi Gras 2020, New Orleans
Authors, Fun Stuff, Travel

Surviving my first Mardi Gras #Travel #NewOrleans

When I told my UK friends that I was heading to New Orleans for Mardi Gras they responded with the customary ‘oh, how lovely, I wish I was going’ that you would expect from anyone staying behind. My US friends, however, mentioned the phrase ‘baptism of fire’ far too often for me to ignore! What… Continue reading Surviving my first Mardi Gras #Travel #NewOrleans