I have written many articles sharing my love of travel, nature, creative, self-reliant and alternative ways of living and my words have appeared in a variety of publications, both on-line and in print: National Geographic Traveller, Countryman Magazine, Bird Watching, JUNO, Plants are Magic, Canal Boating Times, Transitions Abroad, Practical Motorhome, Spain Magazine, Rosetta Stone, Living Abroad, Babyworld, Vegetarian Magazine, Permaculture Magazine. My travel column appeared in Mumsense magazine for three years.
In addition to articles my first book Tales from a Travelling Mum is all about the travels I took with my daughter during the first two years of her life and the result is a combination of tales and practical advice for travelling with young children. Right now I am working on a second non-fiction book, a travel and nature-inspired memoir.
I also write fiction and several of my short stories have been published in magazines, one was chosen for inclusion in an anthology and one recently won a UK short story competition. One day soon I hope to finish my first novel, Forgiving Summer, which tells the story of one woman's desire to escape the confines of her conventional life in the UK in favour of a more authentic life on a Greek island.
My first children's book Winston the Worried Whale was published in 2015. Illustrated by the wonderful Heidi Rivolta, we were both thrilled with the positive reaction to Winston (please read some reviews below) and have since worked on several more educational resources together and our second Winston project ~ Helping with Worries Conversation Cards ~ was published in January 2018 with a second children's book Annie the Angry Ant also due for publication in 2018. Another children's project close to my heart is a series of books I am writing for vegetarian and vegan children, to be illustrated by my dear friend, Joana Soares. As a vegan parent myself, my hope is that Celandine the Vegetarian will enable other parents to start the conversation about the reasons for their chosen lifestyle, as well as prove a good friend for young children embarking on this journey.
I am passionate about using poetry as a way to spread meaningful messages... Some of my vegan-inspired poems have appeared in Vegan Life Magazine and you can hear me reading my poem, 'It Started with an Ant' on the VIVA! August 2017 podcast (click on image below). A little Autumnal poem I wrote was recently named #poemoftheday by the lovely Countryman Magazine.