Archie and the Bear

The Story Behind Archie And The Bear

A big package arrived at my door yesterday. It was full of books. Archie and the Bear books. It's a weird and wonderful feeling, receiving a box of books you helped create. Archie and the Bear are making their way into the world this Monday....

What Nadal Can Teach Us About Writing

My husband Gregor and I have lots of mutual interests. One of them is Rafael Nadal. Our love for Nadal is deep and enduring. His sportsmanship. The deep wrinkles around his eyes when he smiles. His mousey features. His modest acceptance speeches. His fire and...

permission to write

Give yourself permission to write

It's Good Friday. We are faffing around the house. Folding laundry. Painting wooden eggs. Washing up. Putting away. Washing the car. The to-do list is endless. At some point, I might sit down to write, and my husband will start on his new painting. But...

fit writing into your life

Fit Writing Into Your Life

I met friends for coffee the other day, and we got chatting about how we weave creativity into our lives. 'How do you do it?' they asked. 'How do you write books, and raise kids? Life feels so overwhelming sometimes.' My answer? Well, I just do it....