The Nine Lives of Gabrielle: For Three She Plays – Switching It Up Between Fiction And Non-Fiction – An Author Dilemma – Behind the Scenes Of My Business – Updates from An Independent Creative

Hello there, welcome to another of my Behind the Scene blogs. Today, I’d like to talk about the dilemma as an author working on multiple genres, specifically alternating between fiction and non-fiction. And the latest installation of Gabrielle’s adventures (shameless self-promo) Well, at least it is a dilemma for me. FICTION AND NON-FICTION Why is … Read more

Daphne du Maurier and Rebecca – #TheWomanAlchemist Monthly Feature

Hello and welcome to another #TheWomanAlchemist monthly feature. My tribute to women writers and their contributions continues with Daphne du Maurier. Daphne du Maurier was born (13 May 1907) into a creative and successful family and had a privileged upbringing in Hampstead (London). Her grandfather was George du Maurier (artist and writer). Her parents, Gerald … Read more

One Year In 52 Books: My Four Books On The Go This Month – #AmReading May

#AMREADING MAY – MY TAKE ON THE BOOKS The first book is Rebecca by Mary Daphne du Maurier, #TheWomanAlchemist for this month. Perhaps like many, I saw the movie before reading the book. The book can be possibly defined as a psychological thriller about a woman obsessed with her husband’s first wife. However, it is … Read more

Mary Wollstonecraft and The Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman – #TheWomanAlchemist Monthly Feature

Hello and welcome to another #TheWomanAlchemist monthly feature. From now on, I’m going to use this monthly feature to pay tribute to women writers and their contributions, starting with Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Wollstonecraft was an English writer born in London on April 27, 1759. She was born during the Enlightenment period, which advocated the use … Read more

One Year In 52 Books: My Four Books On The Go This Month – #AmReading April

Hello again, my lovely readers and reading community. This month I’d love to share a mix of non-fiction/business books, groundbreaking pivotal fiction in women’s history and some inspiration. Life is a never-ending journey, with experiments and lessons at every corner and a book to match them – ready? The average CEO reads 52 books per … Read more

Has female leadership stalled in the last two years? Is it time to have mandatory targets then? Common, we can’t keep on having excuses …

Has female leadership finally stalled? The slow progress of women directors on FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 boards suggests the voluntary approach isn’t working as well as anticipated. So, according to the Cranfield School of Management’s Female FTSE Board Reportit may be time for mandatory targets. This concept doesn’t sit well with me. NO BOX-TICKING … Read more

Equal But Different: What Is Your Stance? – Be Your Best Self – A Daily Practice To Silence Your Inner Critic

Hello again, and Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Did you take on the “Be A Compliment Bomb” challenge? How did it go? For anyone just reading my blog for the first time, the compliment bomb challenge was going out and complimenting others for any quality they have. Better still, raising other women. Too many … Read more

Reboot And Reinvent Yourself And Your Life – Change Can Be Scary, Find Your Why – Behind the Scenes Of My Business – Updates from An Independent Creative

Hello there, and welcome to another of my Behind the Scene blog. Reboot and Reinvent, quite a title, uh? We spoke before about how I am now embarking on the next stage of my author journey. As I said in my previous blog, I want 2022 to be a year of consolidation and expansion. I … Read more