How to Enjoy The Season

As someone who has had issues with SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), I felt I needed to compose a list about how to best enjoy the Autumn/Winter season. If you, too, were looking for some fun ideas, here's a list to get you started. Collect fallen leaves of varying colours Find conkers Buy some new clothes: [...]

Reasons Why I Am Your Unconventional Author…

I am young (I wrote my first book by 14, published it at 18 and kept going...) I am mixed race (not a lot of people who look like me are seen as the "author type" sadly). I'm from a working-class family and poor area. I'm not highly educated. I'm not well-read or well-spoken. I'm [...]

“The Fall” – A Poem

For as long as I can remember, I have feared the Fall. That time, they call it September, when things change. The sun retreats behind the clouds. The biting chill comes stalking. And the days shrink away... Leaving only the grey. Then, I inevitably fall. Fall into anxiety. Fall into depression. Fall into self-doubt and [...]

Where Have I Been?

So, what did I do in South Africa, I hear you ask? Well, here's a quickfire list for you. It was so much more than this list, but I'm writing a book about it all, so you'll have to read that to get more details! I rode a horse in the mountains, overlooking the beautiful [...]

Africa Changed Things…

I'm so sorry that I've been absent for so long. Silly me, I actually forgot to tell you that I went to South Africa for two weeks at the end of August - whoops! I'm back now and I've been busy throwing up and having anxiety and writing a new book and going back to [...]

Why Writers Get Depressed

Don't worry, this post won't be as "depressing" as it sounds. I just wanted to reach out to my fellow writers and say you're not alone if you've ever felt depressed. Because we all get like that at times and here's why writers suffer so much. Our work is under appreciated and under valued. We [...]

Why “Red Queen” Wasn’t All That 

Under-developed characters: I felt that Mare Barrow (the main character) was very meh for me. She seemed bland and just an accessory for the story instead of a strong, developed, real character. I didn't care about her or her story. I didn't like her. And I just couldn't get into her person. In fact, I [...]