A Constant Calling to Write

This summer my new novel Across The Silent Sea is released by Sparsile Books. It is an exploration of personal recovery, forgiveness and family. The central character is Esther and just thinking of her makes me smile. If you could describe her as a flavour it would be ‘umami’. She is complex and rich, like laughter and […]

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Book Launch Nerves

The book launch is coming closer. It has been set for Saturday 2nd September. To get to this point I have gone through many stages far removed from the original idea of the novel, far removed from deciding on Esther as the heroine’s name and the self-imposed challenge of a central character that does not […]

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Reflections on writing for fun, friendship and well-being

This summer I have been facilitating a set of six sessions for individuals developing self-management tools while living with long-term challenges in their health and wellbeing.

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Personal Reflection – Culture Collective Sessions

These sessions have been a journey, through autumn and winter and now into spring.

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Spring Foy

There was such a good atmosphere in the building, of welcome and of accommodation to people’s needs.

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Gabrielle Barnby