Roald Dahl is one of my favourite authors who never fails to inspire me. Last summer I visited his museum in Great Missenden and learnt a lot of interesting facts about the author. And because he would be celebrating his 101st birthday tomorrow, on 13th September, I’d like to share some of them with you […]
It’s hard to believe that September is here already. Where has the summer gone? I think it’s a question we all ask when we wake up in the morning and the weather is surprisingly dull. As I was browsing some new releases in books, they gave me this nice nostalgic feeling of summer. Summer blues books – that’s what they are for me. Perfect for warming your heart while hugging a cup of tea.
Unplugged This summer, I had a big break on social media. I didn’t post anything for about 1.5 months, out of blue, without giving any notice. I was in New York and suddenly, I became so tired of everything that I couldn’t even bother to look at my phone. Posting on Instagram seemed pointless. I […]
Visiting the Mast Brothers chocolate factory brought back a few memories. When I was a child, I had a few ideas about what I wanted to do in life. I wanted to “write a book”, be a chocolate taster or a spy. (At that time I didn’t know you could be a “writer”.) I gave […]
A Crazy Idea New York book reading of The Girl Who Wanted to Catch a Cloud in a Marmalade Jar went exactly the way I never thought it would go. From the beginning to the end. When I had this idea to do a book reading in NY, I knew I was crazy. But I […]
There’s no travel without a proper Coffee Tour when I visit new cities. I was excited to come to San Francisco and see what’s waiting for me there. What I found was refreshing – coffee culture is smaller there than in London. Blue Bottle has eight spots in the city, but it’s not all of […]
The much awaited adventure of the summer has come true. After 6-months of planning, organising, and creating connections in city I’d never been to before, I hosted a book reading of The Girl Who Wanted to Catch a Cloud in a Marmalade Jar in San Francisco.
It was mid-May when I went on a talk with Diane Hinds, How to Promote Your Book. As I was leaving, I was wondering what it takes to be a recognised author and professional. It’s one thing to be featured in the press. But then I started to wonder: is it all that it takes? I started digging deeper into […]
This year has been a breakthrough year in my writing. Since I published my children’s book The Girl Who Wanted to Catch a Cloud in a Marmalade Jar in late April, I started to wonder what people really dream about. Each book event gives an opportunity to discover one’s dreams in a different way. London In […]