It’s really good to slow down and review things every once in a while. As an experiment we decided to send out an appeal asking Callia Web’s clients, past and present, ‘what have you been up to?’ and ‘what are you most proud of?’ And what a fantastic response we received, with news of achievements, initiatives, books and a few adventures too. Here is a list, in no particular order:
Deborah Peach (pen name Deborah Lucy) brings you the second of two crime novels featuring DI Temple, Dead of Night, now available in paperback and Kindle. Watch Her Die is the first in the series and both are attracting 4 and 5-star reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. On 22 August, A Killer’s Confession was released by Headline, which she has ghostwritten along with Karen Edwards. It is based on a true story of how Karen had to fight for justice when her daughter was murdered by serial killer Christopher Halliwell. The story of the hunt for Halliwell, his capture and confession to two murders is now a TV drama, starring Martin Freeman and Imelda Staunton.
Alison Hesketh founded Time Finders to provide support for older people and their families, to bridge the divide between the legal and financial professions and the care sector. In recognition of their valuable contribution the organisation has been selected as part of the Parliamentary Review of Care: Support, Wellbeing and Awareness.
Annabel Streets and Susan Saunders are authors with a very successful blog focusing on how to live well in mid-life. Their new book The Age-Well Project: Easy Ways to a Longer, Healthier, Happier Life provides well-researched advice aimed at empowering readers in this important demographic to make better decisions that will allow them to ensure a long, healthy and independent old age.
Mona Kerby is a children’s book author and educationalist who describes her life’s mission as being to encourage reading for pleasure and to improve the quality of materials in school libraries. The second edition of her popular book Collection Development for School Librarians has just been updated.
Becky is a journalist, gardener and cook. Her new book How to Grow and Eat Your Own Super Foods bridges the gap between gardening, nutrition and cooking and will help you to discover why the real superfoods aren’t the expensive, trendy products seen on Instagram, but the foods you can grow yourself! It includes dozens of healthy, home-grown recipes.
Jacqueline Meldrum has produced a veggie cookbook with a difference; it’s aimed at children who are committed to living meat-free and provides useful information to support any family wishing to make this change. Living on the Veg explains the benefits of being vegetarian, how to understand food labels and the ways in which you can adapt your diet to get all the right nutrients (such as iron).
Karen Burns Booth is an international food and travel writer. She has just published Lavender & Lovage: A Culinary Notebook of Memories & Recipes From Home & Abroad a book of 160 recipes from her award-winning blog, Lavender and Lovage. In it you will be treated to the best of traditional recipes, discover the ways of eating that kept our ancestors healthy and relish slow food instead of fast.
If you love adventure Monica Shaw will be your guide to exploring the wilder parts of the UK with writing and recipes on her remarkable blog eatsleepwild.com. You will want to bookmark this site as a great resource for recipes in the wild, many made with foraged ingredients. You’ll also find useful lists for wild and car camping, kit reviews and fantastic photos of spectacular landscapes to feel inspired by.
A multi-lingual consultant, author and speaker, Jan de Jonge has recently contributed to a book The Future of Work: Practical People Strategies for Business Leaders writing about how the future will impact us as humans, what the future will require of us and how organisations can successfully work on wellbeing. Jan is part of the Speaker team that has been selecting and coaching the speakers for the TEDxBristol event on 17 November . He also coaches individual clients on a range of challenges around work and life, two things that Jan says are hard to disentangle!
We are lucky at Callia Web, to work with such a wide range of talented people. Would you like to work with us too?