Category Archives: Authors

Guest post and Giveaway: Nick Butterworth

In today’s guest blog author Nick Butterworth shares his tips and advice on how to make reading fun and exciting for children. We also have a fab giveaway to win loads of Q Pootle 5 goodies. ************************************************************************************  Walker Books will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: How to write a novel – Freya North

Today’s guest blog is from author Freya North. She has just finished her 13th novel  – the brilliant The Way Back Home – and with this fresh in her mind she answers the question for us ‘How do you write … Continue reading

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Top tips for a happy Baby Bedtime – Plus Book Giveaway!

Today we have a guest post from Fi Star-Stone, blogger, broadcaster, author and editor  of Childcare is Fun. Here she shares her top tips for a happy baby bedtime. Plus – scroll down to find out how you can win one of … Continue reading

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Writing my way out of darkness

Today’s guest blog comes from author CL Taylor who wrote her novel ‘The Accident’ in the weeks after having her baby when she was suffering from PND. We have been lucky enough to read an advance copy of ‘The Accident’ … Continue reading

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New mums – keep calm! – The New Mum’s Manual book giveaway

Babies don’t come with an instruction manual – but you can be sure there is a whole load of conflicting and confusing information for new mums on line, much of which is contradictory and guilt-inducing. Today’s guest blog is written … Continue reading

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The ultimate don’t panic World Book Day costume guide

Happy Friday. Today we share with you what’s going on behind the scenes at Team Netmums. This week we’ve been getting our act together early for World Book Day so you can avoid that last minute panic… ******************************************************************************** Last week … Continue reading

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Netmums Strike Guide by Laura Kemp

Today’s guest blog is from Laura Kemp, author of the brilliant new novel ‘Mums on Strike’. Her new book is all about a group of mums who decide they have had enough of doing all the housework and childcare and … Continue reading

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Managing your Mother-in-Law

What sort of mother-in-law do you have? Is she a steamroller, an apologist or a dodgy gran? Whatever the case, you have to have a strategy, says Katy Rink author of a new book on the subject Managing MIL. Katy is … Continue reading

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PND Week: Being me and being Sarah Chilton

Today’s guest blog is from mum and author Ruth Briddon, who writes about her own experience of postnatal depression and how it led her to put pen to paper and write a novel on the theme too. ********************************************************************************* Let me … Continue reading

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Guest Blog – Arlene Phillips – supporting ‘Born to Read’

Today’s guest blog is from Arlene Phillips who writes about her visit to see a reading scheme in action to inspire children to love books and become confident readers, as part of the Born to Read initiative being rolled out … Continue reading

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