Bird Therapy has always been a tough slog and has missed out in many ways that a writer with an agent or a mainstream publisher perhaps wouldn't. Bird Therapy didn't really get outside of the worlds of nature and birdwatching when it was first published. I'd like it to get another chance as it comes … Continue reading As I am, essentially, my own agent…
Whenever there's a lull in topical events in the nature world, it seems to me that the classic 'kids are disconnected from nature' line gets trotted out. I care deeply about this topic and as an education professional who has worked with young people for the best part of a decade, feel that I am … Continue reading The real disconnect
Since I came off Twitter, I've often mentioned on here that basically nobody from the conservation/nature/writing world has bothered to stay in touch with me. One person I've stayed in contact with is Alex White - well - actually, with his Mum. Just before Christmas, I asked if they would be willing to donate a … Continue reading Get your boots on!
I'm really excited to be opening the Norfolk Festival of Nature on Saturday March 14th. The theme is nature and wellbeing and the launch will start with myself and Patrick Barkham in conversation (I did my book launch with him and really enjoyed it, despite being ridiculously anxious which he helped to ease) and will … Continue reading Norfolk Festival of Nature 2020
It's been two whole months off twitter now and my mind has settled back into the rushes and lulls of everyday life, without it lurking around to distract and upend me. I've learnt a great deal about myself and about other people since and as always, I'm using my blog to reflect and share. In … Continue reading Free as a bird