The Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

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Back in 2013 I published my first (and so far only) book, The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, about raising my lovely son Daniel, who has had a pretty challenging life. The book came about after many years of wanting to become an author, and a lot of frustration at proofreading . . . → Read More: The Pros and Cons of Traditional Publishing

Fake it till you make it .. Is it always a good idea?

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How often have you heard the phrase “Fake it till you make it” – particularly when it comes to business?Right from when you first start your business, even though you’re working in your dressing gown in a corner of the bedroom, even though you haven’t actually got any clients yet and the cat answers . . . → Read More: Fake it till you make it … Is it always a good idea?

7 Tips to Help You Become an Expert Blogger

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I’m a big fan of blogging, not least because it goes a long way in turning people into experts. And last Thursday that’s exactly what happened to me – for my status as an “expert blogger” gifted me a slot on Sky News!

There was a story running in the news about some ADHD research showing . . . → Read More: 7 Tips to Help You Become an Expert Blogger

For amazing people everywhere – what’s YOUR story?

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Today is International Women’s Day (and before anyone complains, yes there is an International Men’s Day too!). I’m not a huge fan of these “days” – they normally seem to be a bit of a waste of time – but reading about International Women’s Day got me thinking about all the great stories women have . . . → Read More: For amazing people everywhere – what’s YOUR story?

How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

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You may have heard that my book The Boy From Hell: Life with a Child with ADHD, which I self-published nearly three years ago, is being republished as an updated second edition by  the renowned Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Last Wednesday was a very exciting day for me, as I took collection of my complimentary author copies . . . → Read More: How to use Google Alerts to stay on top of business

How a Simple Typo Can Lose You The Girl - Or The Business

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If you’re anything like me, you’ll have various Google Alerts set up to let you know if someone on the internet mentions your business name or topics of interest. I have several of these and while they’re not always relevant, they do give me food for thought sometimes.

One of the alerts is . . . → Read More: How a Simple Typo Can Lose You The Girl – Or The Business

Welcome to the Calais Jungle

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This is definitely a blog post out of the ordinary …. please bear with me!

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I’d been making up toiletry bags for refugees in the camp at Calais, and at the weekend my son and I went to Calais with my local solidarity group to distribute the . . . → Read More: Welcome to the Calais Jungle

Want to know when someone's opened your email?

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Apologies for the lack of blog posts on here recently! I’ve been very busy over the last few weeks – some of the things I’ve done include launching an ADHD parenting programme with a live webinar, packing individual toiletry bags for refugees in Calais, proofreading a book about a turkey farmer, and updating my own book . . . → Read More: Want to know when someone’s opened your email?

Conversation with Authors: Susan Hegedus

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This is the 23nd interview in the Conversations with Authors podcast series. You can hear the other conversations in the series here.

My guest today is Susan Hegedus, author of Type 2 Diabetes Cookbook For Real Men. Susan wrote the book after her husband was diagnosed with the condition and it was the result of her . . . → Read More: Susan Hegedus

10 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

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Over the last few months I found myself getting into a bit of a rut. We’d had a house move forced on us and although the new place was lovely, I lost a lot of time and energy through house hunting, decluttering, packing, cleaning, unpacking, arranging, notifying and everything else that goes with it. We . . . → Read More: 10 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut