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 Welcome to my blog!

If you’re looking for academic reports, football analysis and scientific discoveries, this blog is definitely not for you.

If you’re looking for warm words, snippets of wisdom, writing wonders, book reviews, creative banter, personal development prompts and a whole lot of stuff to make you feel good, you’re in the right place.

My name is Annika Spalding, award-winning author of six books (plenty more coming) and an experienced Writing Coach. I’m a mum to two girls, work part-time for a charity and I’ve only just bought myself an ironing board. Yes, I’m officially adulting at the grand age of 32.

Now, grab a cuppa and sit in your favourite chair, because this is going to be a good read.


My Latest Posts


I’m a worrier. I used to worry so much I couldn’t sleep, couldn’t rest and couldn’t relax. I worried about saying the wrong thing, making the wrong impression and shining too bright. All that emotional investment into everyone else was incredibly draining. So, over time I have learned to worry […]

Are you minding your own business?


I had a pretty awesome experience recently. I was invited by the incredible Marverine Cole,to be interviewed on camera by first year Journalism students at Birmingham City University. I spent two hours posing, strutting, holding my books and answering questions. Some had done their research and had viewed my website, […]

Annika Spalding On Writing: An Interview



First of all, can you believe it’s March already? I’m super excited about International Women’s Day, because the whole world joins me in celebrating women. Sure, we do it on other days of the year but I feel boosted by the combined energy and effort throughout March. There’s some awesome […]

March: Event List