Hello. I’m Sophie and I’m a writer.
My first novel The Dress, the first book in the Everyday Magic Trilogy, rose to the Top 5 in the Amazon Kindle UK charts in 2011 and remained in the Top 10 for several months. I published the second book in the Everyday Magic trilogy, The Dream, in the autumn of 2012 and the third book, The Glass, is due out this summer.
I’m also the author of the novella Ruby Slippers.
I also run e-courses and workshops in aspects of writing and creativity.
I’m passionate about the connections between our creativity and our general wellbeing. Writing and journaling are the tools that I find most useful in my own life. My notebook or laptop are where I go to think things through, find meaning amid all the chaos or simply record the small, daily pleasures that might otherwise pass me by.
Before becoming a full-time writer, I worked as a therapist and coach specialising in working with mindfulness and creative personal development techniques. I spent several years researching the use of writing in health care and my doctoral degree (DPhil) from the University of Sussex developed a model for the use of writing in health care and personal development settings.
I live in beautiful North Yorkshire in the north of England with my partner and baby daughter. I like swimming outdoors (when the Yorkshire climate allows) and long walks in the local countryside.
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You can read more about my own Word Sauce story here.
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Word Sauce – bite-sized helpings
Some of my most-read blog posts:
- Seven brilliant books for writers
- Writing without recipes
- Don’t write what you know
- Everyone is an artist