The Emerald Bookshelf – new pop up

The Emerald Bookshelf – new pop up

Opening afternoon - 19th January - a kid friendly event kicking off at 2pm, with readings and artists talks.

Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018

I am still in that valley known as the kids school holidays, so 2019 will not officially start until later this week. In the meantime here is a list compiled by Helen Taylor of all the  Women Writers Network Favourite Reads of 2018 Feel free to tweet us @womenwritersnet with any of your favourites. Happy New [...]

Barcelona – travel with kids

Barcelona – travel with kids

I've always tried to be authentic in writing about travel with babies and travel with kids.

The Emerald Bookshelf – pop-up at The Falkirk Storytelling Festival

The Emerald Bookshelf – pop-up at The Falkirk Storytelling Festival

The Emerald Bookshelf – guest curated by Ailie Walace, showcasing The Rooftop Writers Anthology, Suzanne Egerton, Max Scratchman, Carol Allan, Ailie Wallace, Waymaking – a new anthology of Women's adventure writing and more.

The Naive Face Painter

The Naive Face Painter

From that first moment of intuitive inspiration an artist hopes to build something.

Dear Damsels

Dear Damsels

a story I wrote that happens to include journeying with a baby has been published today over on Dear Damsels .

Goodreads reviews – November

The Chicken Soup Murder by Maria Donovan My rating: 5 of 5 stars The first thing to say about this book is that it is a page turner. I read it in about three sittings over three days. I got captivated early on, not just by the mystery, but also the characters. Maria Donovan brings [...]

A writer’s guide to reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

A writer’s guide to reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

What can a close reading of Never Let Me Go, by Nobel Prize in literature winner Kazuo Ishiguro teach you as a writer?