Book Review : The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

For Marinka’s grandmother is Baba Yaga, who guides spirits between this world and the next. Marinka longs to change her destiny and sets out to break free from her grandmother’s footsteps, but her house has other ideas… I was intrigued… View Post

A Flying Visit to Grimm & Co * A Magical Shop

If you’ve always wanted to shop in Diagon Alley but haven’t been able to find a portal to the wizarding world then you’ll be happy to hear that you can visit a real-life Apothecary to the Magical – Grimm &… View Post

How I Prepared To Quit the Day Job

When I prepared to quit my day job five years ago, it seemed like a huge risk. Now I’ve been freelancing successfully for two years, I can’t understand why I didn’t make this move much earlier. Digital opportunities mean it’s… View Post

Getting Lost in Scarthin Books

Scarthin Books has been part of my life since I was a kid and in true Derbyshire fashion, the bookshop hasn’t changed much over the years. It’s still brilliantly quirky with a mixture of new and secondhand books, an excellent… View Post

What Bookstagram Means to Me

I’ve been away from my blog for a few weeks because I’ve been working on a couple of projects for publishers.  Since my second Weekend Hashtag Project #WHP feature on Instagram, I’ve received more requests from companies asking us to… View Post