Welcome!

Enthralled as a child by the magic of stories, Annika Spalding followed her dreams and is now an award-winning author.

With a history of writing for online publications, Annika has also written and published four books, with her fifth scheduled for release in early 2017.

In February 2016, Annika launched her event So You Want To Write A Book? Giving published  authors a platform to discuss their writing and promote their work, this event also gives aspiring writers exclusive access to their dream.

It doesn’t end there.

The launch of Writing With Confidence in January 2017 will create an opportunity for aspiring writers to develop their writing and build confidence in their work. Along with the Writing Coaching service, which is available on a one-to-one basis, Annika continues to be proactive in creating resources intended to help others reach their writing dreams.

 

About

 If you’re new to my website, welcome!

First and foremost, let me introduce myself as a proud mother of two fantastic girls. I am committed to giving them a different experience of childhood to the one that I had, and the death of my mother has been my primary motivation to build an empire that my children will inherit one day.

I want to inspire my girls to dream big and guide them into adulthood by being the best role model possible.  I know that children rarely listen to what we say as parents, they learn so much more from what we do. So I teach my girls to be fearless and motivated, as I overcome anxiety, depression and circumstances to achieve my dreams.

As a child I longed to go to graduate from university, and now at the fabulous age of thirty I am in my second year of a Creative & Professional Writing degree at the University of Wolverhampton.

I juggle single parenthood with university, writing for pleasure and writing for business. I hold my own events, run blogs, host an online networking hour and do public speaking, while also being home on time for the school run, doing homework with my girls and spending plenty of quality time with them too.

My journey from timid mouse to confident Queen has been an inspiration to many and I will continue to document it on my blog.


You may know me as an author of four books. Shattered Dreams, The Soaring Butterfly, Reflections and Shine are all available on Amazon.

I am thrilled about the upcoming release of my fifth book in 2017! All will be revealed first through my mailing list. You can subscribe at the bottom of this page.

In February 2016, I developed a bi-monthly event called So You Want To Write A Book? and following this have now created a platform for new writers to develop their confidence and skills. It’s simply Writing With Confidence.

I was recently awarded Author of Colour by BEXLive and I am also a Lift Effects Star Award 2016 recipient.

I am founder and hostess of online networking hour #HelpAQueenOut. You can read more about that here.

Please also check out Project YOU where I encourage self love and empowerment for women through a series of blog posts, interviews and events with the PY team.

I am a very proud Ambassador  and Social Media Coordinator for Free Your Mind, who support children and young people who are affected by domestic violence in the home, which can then result in mental illness in later life.

I am an experienced children and family support worker, specialising in domestic violence and under 5s, having previously worked in community and residential settings. I’ve also been a helpline volunteer for a rape and sexual violence charity.

But right now I write a lot and attend university to study a Creative & Professional Writing degree.


I wrote a powerful piece of poetry called I Am A Woman that was worthy of a visual to match.


I also wrote a story called Concrete Love which was adapted into a webseries in 2016 and you can watch the first episode below. Click here for a link to the full series.


This is not quite the end, I’m only getting started.

For further reading, please read my personal blog.

Courses & Coaching

Ready to enroll on a writing course designed to boost your confidence and enhance your writing skills? Enter via the image below.

If you’d feel better suited to one-on-one coaching to develop your confidence in fiction writing, select the image below.

#HelpAQueenOut

Are you ready to join a community of powerful women?

Every Sunday morning on Twitter, Annika Spalding hosts #HelpAQueenOut; an online networking hour created for discussion, encouragement and growth.

It is designed for women of all backgrounds and expertise to come together for discussion, empowerment and sharing of information, skills and services.

#HelpAQueenOut is like a coffee morning with a difference; everything is accessible from the comfort of your own home. You don’t even have to get dressed! Just set a reminder on your phone and join the sisterhood on Twitter this Sunday to experience it for yourself.


Following the success of the online networking hour, #HelpAQueenOut has now launched a Facebook group !

If you’ve enjoyed the discussions, connections, jokes and all the goodness so far, please join us for more of the same all week long.

Join here.