The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook was released on 3rd March. We had the most wonderful launch with my publisher, Cahill Davis Publishing. I was surrounded by family and friends, new and old. It was magical and I felt so much support and love in the room. It was also a great opportunityContinue reading “Kitty Cook launch!”
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Wallsend Reads Launch!
I was absolutely delighted that The Dinner Club was chosen for a new campaign in North Tyneside. Wallsend Reads has been introduced by the brilliant team at Wallsend Library, led by a wonderful lady, Patricia. The scheme is about celebrating our libraries and communities with a focus on getting people to fall in love withContinue reading “Wallsend Reads Launch!”
It was amazing to feature in California based publication, Shoutout SoCal. I got the opportunity to talk all things The Dinner Club, as well as share information on my community interest company, Write on the Tyne. Additionally, I had the chance to talk about the brilliant “Toon,” my hometown of Newcastle. Check out the fullContinue reading “L.A. Interview!”
Unmuting the Menopause
I have always struggled to accept my body and I always will. But over the last few years, for a number of reasons, I have began to care a little less. Not diminishing responsibility for my own health and wellbeing, more that I have begun to care less about the all consuming worry of howContinue reading “Unmuting the Menopause”
The Dinner Club reaches 100 Amazon Reviews and oldest reader!
The Dinner Club reached its oldest reader last week! The beautiful Mary in America, who read and loved the book, alongside her wonderful daughter-in-law (and fellow writer, Deanna). Thank you both. The photo made my heart happy and it was extra special as Mary is 98 years young (and has the same name as myContinue reading “The Dinner Club reaches 100 Amazon Reviews and oldest reader!”
New Writing Project
I am delighted to share that I have received funding through my Community Interest Company, Write on the Tyne, to work with local veteran service, Operation Veteran. I will be documenting the voices, reflections and stories of our local heroes: their experiences of conflict and camaraderie, trauma and strength. The accounts will become an anthologyContinue reading “New Writing Project”
I was interviewed by the brilliant Book Shelf Cafe News for their blog a few weeks ago. Check out my interview and loads of other fascinating interviews with authors across the world! https://www.thebookshelfcafe.news/author-interview-helen-aitchison/
TDC Goes Stateside!
The Dinner Club has been out in the world for over four months now and I am delighted to have been sent photographs from across the world of readers with their copy. This week I was ecstatic to receive a message from a reader who enjoyed TDC so much, he purchased it to be partContinue reading “TDC Goes Stateside!”
Cakes are Made to be Eaten
I received news last week that I have a new job as a freelance ghost writer. It is for a company called Story Terrace, who are the most beautiful memory makers. The process is to match someone with a professional writer who will help them document a part or their whole life story. The textContinue reading “Cakes are Made to be Eaten”
Author Signing – the bound, Whitley Bay
Please come along to the bound in Whitley Bay on 18th June at 2pm where you can buy signed copies of The Dinner Club. The bound is a wonderful, quirky, independent book shop with an array of eclectic reads and a lovely, community vibe. It would be brilliant to see you there!
Book number 2: Due March 2023!
I’m very pleased to share that by second book, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty Cook will be released in March 2023. I have signed a further contract with Cahill Davis Publishing, continuing our partnership. Inspired by my own dating disasters and search for Mr Right, The Life and Love (Attempts) of Kitty CookContinue reading “Book number 2: Due March 2023!”
Shining the Spotlight on Local Talent: Authors of the North East
The North East folk are a talented bunch of people and I don’t just mean the likes of our region’s legends such as Ant and Dec, Sting, Robson Green, Alan Shearer and Catherine Cookson. We have some amazing creatives living in the local area, who’s work inspires and interests many of us. As someone whoContinue reading “Shining the Spotlight on Local Talent: Authors of the North East”
Las Vegas – A Mexican Feast!
If holiday isn’t the time to indulge with eating out, I don’t know what is! So on a recent trip to Las Vegas, after so long not travelling, it felt that little bit more of a treat to eat out in my favourite American city. Now I have to be honest, much of fine diningContinue reading “Las Vegas – A Mexican Feast!”
The Palms Place – A Home from Home
Las Vegas is my favourite holiday destination. Not everyone’s cup of tea, or yard of frozen cocktail as the case may be, but for me, it’s everything I love! After two years of not visiting, due to the pandemic and not feeling quite ready to travel, we went on our rescheduled 11 night holiday toContinue reading “The Palms Place – A Home from Home”
North East Lifestyle Magazine Interview
I was lucky enough to be interviewed by the lovely Sally for the brilliant NE Lifestyle Magazine! We talked all things writing, inspiration and chatted about my debut novel, The Dinner Club. Check out the whole magazine by clicking on the image below and my interview on page 50.
The Dinner Club is One Month Old!
It’s been a month since the official launch of my debut novel, The Dinner Club. And what a month it has been! I’ve been lucky enough to be invited onto two podcast interviews, feature in three newsletters and had a few magazine interviews. On top of this I have had the most wonderful photos sentContinue reading “The Dinner Club is One Month Old!”
Forty Thoughts on Turning Forty – Realisations and Reflections
I begrudgingly turned forty this Spring. It’s was something of an emotional rollercoaster to me. On one hand I was and still am seething that I have entered “middle age”, I don’t want to adult, I just want to be fresh faced, drink alcohol two nights in a row and be care-free. On the otherContinue reading “Forty Thoughts on Turning Forty – Realisations and Reflections”
Never Far Away
A Time Like No Other
The pandemic has changed life in monumental ways. Our lives have become different to anything we have ever known, and we have had to adapt in a multitude of methods. Life cannot come to an abrupt halt, but individuals and services across the world have had to react, flex and respond to an influx ofContinue reading “A Time Like No Other”
Born in Newcastle, Broken in Marrakesh
‘Let’s go to Marrakesh’ my beloved said. ‘It will be fun’ he announced. It was about as fun as diarrhoea, which luckily, was one thing I didn’t have to endure on this traumatic trip! They say ‘You get what you pay for’. At £147 each for four nights including flights, there was never a truerContinue reading “Born in Newcastle, Broken in Marrakesh”