Published Work

Writing has been my passion for as long as I can remember. Even at the age of siz, I was making up stories and writing sequels to my favourite movies. Content creation has been a big part of my life for a while now and I’ve worked with a number of different businesses, including some big name brands such as Indeed, Jaguar and Hootsuite.

IN PROGRESS

My current project is a Crime Thriller:

Stacey James is a new worldwide sensation.  Her Formula 1 career has taken a tremendous leap in the right direction and suddenly, all eyes are on her.  But there’s someone out there that’s not too happy about her new-found fame.  Can they be stopped before it’s too late?

The first draft was completed as part of NaNoWriMo 2015.

Critical analysis took place at the 2016 Winchester Writer’s Festival.

Beta readers reviewed the full manuscript in 2019.

Manuscript is now complete and looking for representation.

Guest Travel Blogging

For Ponder the Wander (this website is no longer live):

  • Guide to Scandinavia: How to Do Copenhagen
  • Guide to Scandinavia: A Quick Trip to Stockholm

For Hayo Magazine:

For Be for Beauty:

The Logical Traveler

 Editing Work:

I’ve been thrilled to work with a number of amazing authors over the years, helping them hone and shape their writing skills and produce some incredible books. Some of my previous authors have even gone on to secure publishing contracts.

A few of the amazing writers I’ve worked with over the years:

Content Strategies

I produced a full content strategy for Red17, a print and signage company,  on a monthly basis between 2016 and 2018.

I produced between 8 and 12 blogs per month for Cells4Life, a stem cell research company in Dubai, between 2016 and 2018.

Film reviewer: GoGuide Magazine

I wrote for GoGuide Magazine for two years (2011-2013), covering the majority of their film corner. This ranged from simple reviews and critics to more in-depth and specialist articles analysing the film industry as it stands and some of the greatest directors currently populating the big screens.

Although I’m sad to say that the magazine is no longer published, their previous editions are still available here.

Novel: The Embrace of Silence

published by Any Subject Books 2012-2015 (this is no longer available)

Meet Jocelyn. A unique girl, fluent in sign language and deaf to the world. She embraces life and enjoys every second.  She has a loving, caring family and dotes upon her little sister Helen.

A normal day at school will change her life when she meets Josh. A troubled youth, isolated by his own family finds comfort in Jocelyn’s friendship.

Whisked into a world of romance, they live for each other’s company but tragedy will test them and their faith in each other.  It’s time to decide if this is true love or not.

Praise for The Embrace of Silence

JBronder – 5 star

Jocelyn is a typical teenager with a couple exceptions. Her mother died a while ago and she has had to step up and be a parental figure for her younger sister, Helen, and she is deaf. While at school one day, new kid Joshua comes into class. She is instantly drawn to him with his stuttering sign language and his sadness. Jocelyn steps up and does things that help Joshua come out of his shell and start loving life, then he is gone without any explanation. Feeling abandoned, Jocelyn goes on with her life until Joshua unexpectedly returns and ignores her. Then Helen is really sick and Jocelyn doesn’t know what to do, how she can help, or even how she can handle all the pressure.

 I really liked this story. When I learned about Joshua my heart broke. This poor kid was just abandoned with no one being able to take the time to work with him or just simply show that they care. Jocelyn is a strong character and I really liked her, she could be a great role model. She has to go through some grief but she is so strong that she just keeps going.

This is a great young adult romance with a wonderful ending. This is one book that you don’t want to miss.

Article: The Craftsman

In 2012, my very first finished article was published by the REME magazine the Craftsman in their June 2012 edition. This is an army magazine available to those in the regiment by worldwide subscription. The magazine ships overseas to all corners of the world and featured my article One Military Brat which detailed life in one of the very few military boarding schools still in the UK.

There are no electronic versions of each magazine but current copies can bought from here.

A Race for Time: The Sun Boat

self-published for family friends

Megan and Danny are two regular orphaned teens that get thrown into a mysterious world of magic and human transformations.  After discovering where they really come, the magical Whandai school becomes their true home where they make friends and finally feel like they belong. But when the balance is threatened by greed, they embark upon an unforgettable journey to save the world, testing their loyalty to one another.

This book was available for a limited time on Amazon as a gift for family and friends.  It is still available from other sellers.

Praise for The Sun Boat

Sue – 5 Star

I bought this book for my son and he loves it, now his sister is waiting for it but I don’t think he is going to put it down so may need to get her one as well!

Rosie – 5 star

This is a great read and should be on every 12 to 14 year old’s Christmas list. In fact evryones list!!

The Author was writing this book in her early teens and I wouldn’t be a bit surprised that there must be more to follow. The way the story ends just makes you want to read about what happens next?

Harry Potter fans will love it!!

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  • If lockdown has taught me anything it’s that I definitely want a cat.
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Maybe not right now, maybe not next year, but I am 100% planning on being a kitty momma in the future.
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I think the moment of realisation hit me last night.
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I was all tucked up in bed reading when Lee called me.
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‘Come here,’ he said. ‘Come look at this’
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‘I’m in bed!’ I shouted back.
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‘Like in bed?’
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‘Yes, in bed!’
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‘Just come here.’
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‘This better be worth it,’ I grumbled. And begrudgingly climbed of bed.
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He was peeping out the window of our first floor hallway, the one that looks down on our driveway.
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Lo and behold there was a Mexican standoff going on between the neighbour’s cat sat on their wall and a second cat sprawled out on the tarmac next to our car.
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Which escalated into some friendly play fighting...I think it was friendly.
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It lasted all of about 30 seconds and was definitely worth it 🙈😂
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PHOTO: this gorgeous kitty belongs to @pawsforthoughtcatcafe. We visited for an afternoon tea experience back in March and it was great - full post on my blog!

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  • 2 FREAKIN’ YEARS
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We bought our forever home 2 years ago today! And oh my gosh it has been the biggest, scariest and most expensive adventure EVER, but I’ve loved every second!
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This place is our haven, our palace, our kingdom and it’s perfect 😍 here’s to many more years 🍻
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PHOTOS: a few of the rooms we’ve done already: the living room, the guest bedroom, the kitchen, the first floor hallway and the downstairs toilet. Not featured is my home office which has been overrun with WFH and is a bit chaotic 🤦‍♀️😂 #adventureswithnatasha #myhouseandhome #makingahouseahome #howihome #pocketofmyhome #homestyle #homeinspo #myhomevibe #beautifulhomesofinstagram #myhomevibes #storyofmyhome #realhomesofinstagram #heyhomehey #homedecoration #homedecorating #homedecorinspo #homedecorlovers #interiordecor #interiordecoratingideas #decorlovers #decorlove #interiordesigninspiration #interiorideas #decorationideas #decorideas #decoratingideas #decorinspiration #housedecoration #homeinteriordesign
  • Thank god the week is almost over. It’s been a tough one. Work has been crazy busy and I just feel like we need some time to breathe. Roll on the bank holiday weekend 🙌
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The weather has taken a turn for the worst so I don’t envision drinking fancy cocktails in the garden but hopefully we can start finishing some of the five million jobs we’ve half started during lockdown 🤷‍♀️
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Plus a family quiz on Sunday 💪 we’ve been doing pub quizzes every week for the last 6 weeks and it’s so much fun!
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What are your weekend plans?
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PHOTO: we visited The Silo Hotel in Cape Town after watching the BBC’s Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby series and it did not disappoint. This place was amazing! With incredible views of Table Mountain ⛰ 😍

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  • I won’t lie, there was a wobble yesterday.
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It only last for about two minutes but I did unashamedly cry on my own in a dark room for a moment.
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It happens. I mean, I’m a crier, so it really isn’t anything new in this house.
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Sometimes panic levels just get too much.
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Considering it’s #mentalhealthawarenessweek, it seemed well timed. Today I’m feeling upbeat, but that might not last. It can be very temperamental sometimes. For now, I’m going to daydream about beaches and bikinis 👙and hope the positivity lasts 😍
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*may be slightly tipsy in this photo. I can’t remember if this was before or after I befriended a giant Hershey’s Kisses

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The working weeks seem to fly by at the moment, I almost can’t believe it’s Wednesday already.
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If you’re looking for some escapism, my last African Safari post is now live on my blog, complete with photos like this one.
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Pop quiz time: how tall is a giraffe? 🦒
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Believe it or not, we almost missed seeing this guy. His markings are literally the PERFECT camouflage!

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