What would a trip to San Francisco be without a look at the local bookstores? I’ve researched a couple of them before the trip and it was a good idea. I looked for the most local ones and ones that had some history. And I wasn’t disappointed! Here’s my quick tour of four bookstores I […]
I have a story to tell. Long story short: in 2010, NaNoWriMo changed my life. Now the short story long. In 2010, I was attending university but when I entered the third semester, I knew I no longer wanted to continue with my studies. History of Art was sorta fun but I couldn’t imagine what I’d do with the […]
You can’t get any praise without some criticism, that’s what I learnt from Lynnda Pollio, whom I met in New York this summer. Two years after she published her book, Trusting the Currents, she sold a few thousand copies and won 12 awards. I met Lynnda on a hot sunny day in New York close to Union […]
This month I started a special programme for starting mum bloggers. Mum bloggers have become an increasingly popular group over the past few years. In fact, I’ve been working with them more and more often, too. And I started to wonder: what does attract mums to blogging and social media? In a nutshell, there are a few reasons to it. I asked a few of them what those reasons are and here’s what they said.
Last week I had an opportunity to meet Albert, the writer and director of a documentary about social media and veganism, How to Build a Man. I responded to a couple of his questions and before you will be able to hear them from the film, I post them here on my blog. Tune in, some of the questions are really good.
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 […]