Staying safe and sane...ish

I think perhaps I've been missing a trick by not blogging during the lockdown. There certainly seems to be plenty of people on social...

Free stuff for kids (and adults)

Together with Julia E. Clements, we’ve worked hard on a fantastic website to go with our new children’s book Unicorns, Mermaids, and...

Quotes from The Westwood Witches

Here are some quotes and passages from The Westwood Witches, A Secret Discovered, which is the first book in my young adult series. I've...

Characters to have in your stories

*Image credit to Johnhain, picture from Pixabay Choosing to have a hard of hearing character in my Young Adult Series was not...

Unicorns, Mermaids and Magical Tales

For those of you who love all things folk tales, magical and mythical, this is especially exciting. Towards the end of last year, my good...

Why you should write Fantasy!!

I’ve been an indie author for around five years, enjoying the freedom to hop genres at will and whimsy, writing where the heart takes me....

A Brand New Literary Magazine

Motivational Strips is a fantastic writers forum on Facebook which attracts over 4 million views every month and has writers from over...

How to write great opening sentences

I’ve always felt the start of my books could be more interesting, those first few sentences should say hey, this is why you’re going to...

MPS Readers Choice Awards 2019

READER’S CHOICE AWARDS 2019 It’s a moment filled with pride. The reader’s choice award had 28 finalists from across the globe for six...

22 Brave Poems Unmask Anxiety

British fiction award-winning author, a former research scientist, Sarah Northwood is the author of multiple books. These include poetry,...

Legend of the Night Unicorn

I'm thrilled to announce my newest release, a new children's short story, "Legend of the Night Unicorn." I would suggest an age range of...

1,2,3 Poems for Valentine's day

As it's Valentines Day, I thought I would treat you to not one but three poems. Don't say I don't spoil you! In all seriousness, I find...

New Year's resolutions-a month late

First off I hate the name I’ve given to this blog post. Mainly because I don’t like to make new year’s resolutions. You can decide if...

An ever-changing human

I was chatting with a good friend of mine recently, and it got me thinking about parenthood. Before I had kids myself, a lot of my...

Seven great reasons kids should read

I recently ran a Facebook event to celebrate the release of my new children's book, Aerwyn The Girl Who Dreams. Here are some of the...