Author Youtube Video Channel ~ Interviews with Authors and Others who Help to Save the Earth

Thought I’d let you know that I now have an author video channel where I will be posting content related to books, events, environmental issues, and interviews with authors and others who are saving the Earth in various ways. Some video interviews I have already posted there include: A series of interviews with Matt Prior, a vegan and a vegan […]

Interview with Environmental Author Sonia Faruqi ~ Books Exploring Factory Farming and Ocean Conservation

I’m always happy to find another author who uses the magic of words and the potentially powerful imagery inherent in them to bring awareness of environmental issues, animal rights and nature conservation to the world. Sonia Faruqi is one such author, having written two books, both of which she says happened accidentally! I interviewed Sonia in August 2018 about her […]

Veganism: Saving the Planet one Plant-Based Meal at a Time ~ Vegans Shun Animal Suffering, Help Health & Environment

Veganism: Some may think it’s a passing fad or trend which celebrities, especially young celebrities and their followers, are embracing. However there’s more to veganism than you might think, and the numbers of people adopting vegan diets have risen exponentially in the last 10 years. Matt Prior, a vegan and vegan activist in Hertfordshire, UK, says: “Veganism is a lifestyle, not […]

5 Things I Wish I’d Known as a New Self-Publishing Author ~ Those Essential Need-To-Know Facts No One Tells You

When I started self-publishing my own books, I searched the Internet for how to do everything, from file formats, to book cover designs, to best self-publishing platforms. My biggest frustration was that there’s so much information out there, and tons of conflicting advice and opinions. It can be overwhelming for author newbies, who after all, just want to get on […]

Single-Use Plastic – 5 Ways To Reduce Yours and Save the Earth ~ Easy ways to Reduce, Reuse or Recycle your Plastics

Single-use plastic is what it says: Plastic that’s been designed to be used once only, then thrown away. What a waste! We all know it’s a huge problem. Billions of tons of waste plastic lies about as litter, clogs up the oceans, and animals get caught and injured or killed by it. Plus plastic is made from fossil fuels (oil) […]

‘Animals in the Forest’ Review: Thought Provoking and an Absolute Pleasure to Read ~ Review in EducationOtherwise.org Newsletter Spring 2018

The Nature Conservation novel aimed at middle grade children, teens and young adults, ‘Animals in the Forest: The Day Terrible Things Came‘, was recently reviewed by Education Otherwise, a major home education organisation in the UK. Kerri, the EO book reviewer, wrote: “‘Animals in the Forest’ is an absolute pleasure to read due to the superb descriptive detail and wide ranging vocabulary…It’s a […]

New Teens’ and Children’s Animal Rights Story to be Published Soon ~ Out Soon: Story about Zoo Animals in Confinement, With Facts and Websites

UPDATE June 2018: ‘The Zoo Animals’ Faraway Dream‘ has been published! Find out more here. If you or your kids are into reading about the natural environment, green issues, ecology, animals or saving the planet, then my next book, ‘The Zoo Animals’ Faraway Dream‘ is for you! It’s a story about living behind bars, told from the perspective of zoo […]

Ilnoblet Elmer is Officially Awarded ‘4 out of 4 Stars’! ~ 4 out of 4 Stars Review by OnlineBookclub.org

OnlineBookClub.org has published their official review of ‘Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves‘, rating it 4 out of 4 stars: “Children’s literature that makes learning fun is always a joy to read. Ilnoblet Elmer and the Alien Water Thieves by Kathryn Rose Newey is one such joy… This adventure story is fit for both kids and kids at heart. As an […]

Children’s Writing Workshops at Waterstones Bookstores ~ Kids' Writing Workshops with Local Author in Hertfordshire

UPDATE May 2018: I’m offering more Kids’ Writing Workshops at Waterstones Hatfield, Waterstones Welwyn Garden City, and Harpenden Books during May Half-Term (28th-31st May 2018). Contact the stores to book your place! UPDATE April 2018! The 2pm-3pm workshop on Monday 9 April 2018 is now fully booked, so we’ve added a second workshop at 11am-12noon. Hurry and book your place (ages […]

Self-Published Author Fairs in Hertfordshire

It’s great that Hertfordshire Libraries are acknowledging self-published authors – by holding a series of Self-Published Author Fairs in various public libraries. The events are aimed at bringing self-published books, often unique, to the attention of readers who can purchase them directly from the authors, as well as educating potential writers about how to self-publish their own books. I participated […]