Why Buy from an Independent Book Shop?

Why Buy from an Independent Book Shop?

The Secret Bookshelf is a newly opened shop in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland. Jo Zebedde, who is both a sci-fi and fantasy author and the owner of this independent book shop, tells us why buying locally from indies is so important whilst being so enjoyable.  For...
Why Become a Member of our Community?

Why Become a Member of our Community?

This whole pandemic has really put a lot of my life into perspective. I never before realised how much support and community meant to me. In fact, it is integral to my happiness and my motivation in life. Pre-lockdown I thought I was basically invincible; I did not...
Why I Joined Women’s Writes, by Ali Langhorn

Why I Joined Women’s Writes, by Ali Langhorn

Mid-May, halfway through lockdown, I found myself…a bit deflated. I’d been furloughed since 1stApril and with no return to the office in sight, I decided I needed something to fill the void left behind by work and the huge amount of time I suddenly had on my hands....
The Magical Power of Fiction

The Magical Power of Fiction

Penny Batchelor is the author of My Perfect Sister. A book about Annie, a sixteen year old girl whose sister goes missing, this novel looks at familial dynamics, sisterly love and the challenges that can face a young woman growing up. We are so pleased to have a...

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