• Some Of My Favourite Strategies For Being Thin In A World Of Chocolate

    Here’s a short video of my favourite strategies for staying thin in a world of chocolate, cheese, pizza, red wine… Though to be honest I use them all! All 56… Read More

  • 6 Tips For Surviving Christmas Guilt-Free

    There’s plenty of guilt associated with Christmas. Guilt for the comment about cousin Bob’s festive sweater. Guilt for snapping at the super slow sales assistant. Guilt for saying the gingerbread… Read More

  • Being Your Best Self As Reader Or Writer

    This year’s Booker prize has been won by George Saunders for his first novel, Lincoln in the Bardo. Yep I did say first novel. Yep that is a jealous sigh. My mum… Read More

  • The Willpower Myth: Why I Wrote An Anti-Diet Book

    The question I get asked more than any other, both by friends and strangers, is Could you please stop singing? Rude! The question I get asked second-most often is How… Read More

  • The Best Thing You Can Do To Support An Author

    Getting a book published is a thrilling achievement. I did an extended happy dance that went on longer than it should have and caused some weird thing to start clicking… Read More

  • Places I Get Awesome Ideas

    Places I get awesome ideas: In the shower During a manicure While doing a combat class In the middle of a long story someone is telling me Mid Pap smear.… Read More

  • How To Be A Woman: Asking

    Being a woman is hard. But if we try we can master the challenges and learn the tricks to getting it right. Um, that’s only if it’s OK with you of… Read More

  • I Have NEWS! My Book Is Being Published!

    What? Weren’t You Writing Some Blog Thing Somewhere? I was, thanks for noticing. So then here’s what happened. A couple of years ago I wrote a very short, kinda funny… Read More

  • Some People Are So Rude

    I found this little rambling when I updated my blog theme and thought – why not a make it poem? Does it work? What do you think? Some People Are… Read More

  • How To Internet: A 5-Step Instruction Manual

    Using The Internet and Social Medias can at first seem overwhelming. There are many traps for the web novice. But you needn’t feel intimidated. With these handy tips you too can Internet like… Read More