I'm a blogger, author, journalist and Youtuber. Having worked on women's magazines for most of my career (She, Harpers & Queen, Good Housekeeping), I went freelance and wrote for many national newspapers and magazines, including The Daily Telegraph, The Times Magazine, The FT How To Spend It magazine, Country Living, Ideal Home and more. I now blog at The Middlesized Garden blog (ranked in the top 10 UK gardening blogs by Vuelio, Candide and Teads). I'm available for freelance writing assignments - either blog posts or features. The Middlesized Garden YouTube channel covers garden design, middle-sized private gardens, expert interviews, tips and round-ups of shows and other events. My nine novels have been published by Penguin and Little Brown, most recently under the name Nina Bell. They are about contemporary relationships, and titles include Sisters-in-Law, Lovers & Liars and The Empty Nesters. I've also written books on interiors, co-authored with stylist Liz Bauwens, as well as interior designers Kelly Hoppen and Nina Campbell. I have helped people get started as authors, usually as an initial two-hour session on focusing the book. Authors who have been successfully published after this early-stage advice include Simon Doughty & James Kerr (Silent Landscape, pub 2016), Emma Slade (publication due 2017) and Matt Jackson (Lunar & Biodynamic Gardening, pub 2015).
As well as gardening, I love interior design, food and cookery and country walks with my dog. I am an avid reader of novels, especially crime novels. My latest passion is learning garden photography, and I was delighted when the charity Perennial GB chose one of my photographs for their annual calendar and diary.
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