Balancing Illness and Art

I’m not necessarily obviously ill. I don’t have a physical disability that you can see. I have an eating disorder however, alongside an autism diagnosis, anxiety, depression and migraines. As much as I try to keep these things at bay, they inevitably end up affecting the way I work. It’s an art in itself, really,Continue reading “Balancing Illness and Art”

9 Ways to Promote: for New Authors

So, you’ve just written your first or second book, and you’re not sure where to go from there. A year ago I was in those shoes. I started out with absolutely no idea what I was doing, but I have learnt a lot over just one year, and today I’m going to share my currentContinue reading “9 Ways to Promote: for New Authors”

GIVEAWAY TIME!

If you want the chance to win a FREE SIGNED COPY of one of my books (your choice!), read below! All you have to do is leave a review on any of my books! The more reviews you leave (for example, if you wrote a review for ‘Immunity’ and posted it on both Amazon andContinue reading “GIVEAWAY TIME!”

2019 Favourites: Music, Art and Books

So it’s late October in 2019, and this year has been wild. I’ll talk more about my year as a whole in December but for now I’m going to be talking about my 2019 favourites. So basically, my favourite music, art and books that I found in 2019 and absolutely love. Pretty self explanatory. Music:Continue reading “2019 Favourites: Music, Art and Books”

How my Autism affects my Characters

As a woman with autism, also known as ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) or Asperger’s, this condition affects pretty much every part of my day to day life, including my writing. From writing emotional scenes to building and developing characters in my stories, I can struggle quite a bit and often turn to the internet orContinue reading “How my Autism affects my Characters”

My options for the future.

This post is going to be about my possible options and routes as an author for my future. Directions I can go, things that may become available, all that stuff. So this won’t be very interesting for the casual reader, but if you care about my future as an author, I’d recommend you read thisContinue reading “My options for the future.”

Why I’ve been Neglecting One of my Books…

Out of all 4 of my current books, there’s one that I’ve pretty much been neglecting. So far I have ‘Immunity’ (dystopian horror), ‘The Last of the Missing’ (crime thriller), ‘Imaginary’ (drama) and ‘A Shot in the Dark’ (coming of age romance). One of these books has been ignored and not given much love byContinue reading “Why I’ve been Neglecting One of my Books…”

How Being an Author has Helped me Grow as a Person

Forgive me, but this particular post is going to include a lot of talking about me. However, most of it will apply to other people and other writers. When I started writing my first book at 14, I was an anxious wreck. I was having panic attacks every day, I was very isolated from friendsContinue reading “How Being an Author has Helped me Grow as a Person”

The Stigma against Independent Authors

One question I’ve received a lot since the beginning of my writing career is, which publishing house do I use? And my answer always seems to disappoint people. When I say I use Amazon KDP and Barnes and Noble, people tend to nod a little and look disappointed, as if they were expecting more. ThereContinue reading “The Stigma against Independent Authors”

Interview on WritersInterviews

I’ll paste the link here to their website, but at the end of August I completed an interview about my recent novel ‘A Shot in the Dark’, and here it is. https://www.writersinterviews.com/2019/08/shot-dark-ya-coming-age-killworth.html Today we are interviewing Alexandra Killworth, author of a coming-of-age / young adult novel, titled “A Shot in the Dark.” Tell us aContinue reading “Interview on WritersInterviews”

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