New book news UPDATED

New book news

How are you doing this week? Again, I am unlikely to believe you if you say ‘Fine’ but I will take ‘Getting through it’ as an acceptable answer.

Now, have you decided what you’re going to call your memoir yet? I’m leaning towards Cookies I Made in the Lockdown. Either that or Hey, I Was Keeping That Sausage. Let me know which one you prefer.

However, that will have to wait for now, because I have another, more pressing project on the go. My new book! Did I mention I was writing a new book? Well, I am.

New book news

Gimme five

Just before The Big Lockdown commenced, I signed up to write my fifth non fiction book. This time I’m thrilled to be working with Summersdale to create a beautiful book full of practical, life-changing ideas and uplifting morivation. All of the ideas are easy to implement in no more than five minutes. So it’s fast stuff that will have a big impact. I think we’re going to need plenty of that in the future.

This week I’ve been focusing on the motivational quotes part of the book. If you’ve seen me out and about on social media asking people for their bestest, most uplifting quotes, then that’s what that’s related to. It’s been very rewarding for me to push my focus in a more positive direction.

I ended up with more quotes than I needed, so then I had a motivational quote Olympics to pick out the best ones. By the way, if you have a quote that you love and use as a totem to keep you going, let me know. I’ll be working on this for a while and am always interested in wisdom that lifts you.

The book is due out in January 2021, and I’m hoping that won’t change. Thinking beyond the present situation doesn’t take away from what we’re all going through, but I find it is helpful to see that there is a path on the other side.

Not only, but also

The other thing I’m doing in my career coaching business is offering coaching sessions on a pay-whatever-you-want basis. You can find out more about that here.

When I first launched the offer a couple of weeks ago, I got lots of people expressing an interest and lots of clicks on the page, but very few actual bookings. That’s changing now and people are starting to book. I guess it took so much to deal with the life changes we have experienced, nobody had any mental space for anything else.

But now that the changes are starting to bed down, we are all getting used to the new rhythms of our daily lives. We are getting better at dealing with the current situation and that gives us the mental space to make plans for a life beyond it.

I’ll see you on the other side.


I thought the book might get delayed because of you-know-what but apparently not. Just spotted the first glimpse of it here on Amazon and it looks like the release date is set for 14th January 2021. Works for me! Roll on January.