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Novel Kicks – About Me

IMG_0152I’m Laura. I started Novel Kicks in 2009. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.

I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer. I’m trying to write the novel I’ve talked so much about writing if only I could stop pressing delete. I’ve loved writing since creative writing classes in primary school. I have always wanted to see my teacher Miss Sayers again and thank her for the encouragement. When not trying to write the novel or writing snippets of stories on anything I can get my hands on, I love reading, dancing like a loon and singing to myself very badly. My current obsession is Once Upon a Time and I would be happy to live with magic in the enchanted forest surrounded by all those wonderful stories provided that world also included Harry Potter. I love reading chick lit. contemporary fiction and novels with mystery.

If you are a publisher/writer and have any questions about contributing guest posts, book reviews or author interviews, you can e-mail me at laura@novelkicks.co.ukYou can also follow me on Twitter 


Other contributors to Novel Kicks… 


From R-L: Me, Helen, Bella and Mick

Helen Jackson

Helen has been reading since she can remember. If she was ever lost as a kid, she could always be found with her head in a book. This love of books carried on through her teens and now way (way) into adulthood. Helen is also a keen writer and has recently started editing the book she hopes you’ll be reading soon.

Read about Helen’s writing, reading and the life that comes between her and these goals on her blog under her not-so-secret, and slightly outdated online persona Newtowritinggirl or on Twitter.

She lives with her boyfriend a stone’s throw from the Thames in her second favourite city London (favourite being New York – of course )


Bella Osborne

Bella has been jotting down her stories for as far back as she can remember. Her first novel, It Started at Sunset Cottage was recently published by Harper Impulse. Bella says that “writing your own story really is the best fun ever but it’s a close run thing along with talking, eating chocolate, drinking fizz and planning holidays!”

She lives in The Midlands with her husband and daughter. She writes the Bella Scribblings column for Novel Kicks. Bella also has her own blog.


Mick Arnold

Mick is a forty-something member of the Romantic Novelists Association, New Writers Scheme. He lives in Northamptonshire and is the proud keeper of a cat bent on world domination.

When he’s not trying to write books, Mick has a deep-seated love of reading that he’s brought from his teens to the current day with no signs of waning. He’s also mad on the music of the Beach Boys and enjoys the theatre and humouring his Manchester United supporting wife.

Mick can be followed on Twitter


Liz Hewett

lizLiz is an avid reader and writer. She’s married to Keith and is currently living in Hampshire with their mischievous but loveable cat, Jeff. When she hasn’t got her head stuck in a book you can find her putting pen to paper and editing her own book that she wrote for Nanowrimo 2014. In fact, she has always loved writing and had her first article published at the age of 8 in a local church magazine.

Liz absolutely loves reading to the extent that she has even made herself a reading area in their small house which is lined with masses of books and book inspired posters. She loves many different genres from chick lit, travel lit to murder mystery and thrillers. Some of her favourite authors are: Sophie Kinsella, Freya North, Tess Gerritsen and J.D Robb (Nora Robert’s pen name). Liz also loves discovering new books and authors and will listen and try out anyone’s recommendations. Her current inspirations for writing are the holidays she’s been on including Majorca, Italy and Barcelona as her book is of the travel/foodie/romance genre. As you may be able to tell Liz is also a complete foodie and loves trying out different countries’ foods and cuisines.

Liz can be found over on Twitter. 


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