Latest updates

First proofs, endorsements and illustrations all coming in for Not As Nature Intended

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Hey all,

Just a quick update as the book is getting close to publication now, with January fast approaching.

I've seen 'first proofs' and it's amazing to see my words sitting neatly on paper! And it's all thanks to you!

I've also some wonderful (and exciting) endorsements starting to roll in and they'll go onto the book jacket too, all of which is super helpful in giving the book the best…

Red carpet and Chris Packham!

Wednesday, 2 October 2019

I was honoured to receive an award this week at the Daily Mirror’s Animal Hero Awards - a red-carpet event held in central London each year. The combination of an award like this, and ‘Not As Nature Intended’ preparing for print is a wonderful way to round-off my investigative work.

It’s not often an undercover investigator gets to go to an awards ceremony, and it was truly memorable. Primarily…

Now in copy-editing phase

Thursday, 18 July 2019

Hi all,

Just a brief update to let you know the book is now in the copy-editing phase. 

Copy-editors specialise in making sure all the grammar and punctuation in a manuscript is pristine, so they really are fantastic people.

I really enjoyed working with Sadie at Unbound during the development edit. This phase precedes copy-editing and focuses on making sure the manuscript is of the best…

Handed manuscript to Unbound

Monday, 6 May 2019


I've just handed my manuscript to the editorial team at Unbound!

I hope to make another update soon on the timeline we're working to for publication but for now, I just wanted to let everyone know the book's written and in their hands.

Thanks again to you all for your support!




Friday, 29 March 2019

I just wanted to say a massive thanks to all of you for supporting this project. Thanks to you I'm now fully funded and will get the chance to tell these stories in print (and digital for those of you who are digital fans ;-)

I have a few weeks to finish the manuscript, at which point the production process will begin with Unbound. I'll continue to post updates on my progress and to help keep you…

Nearly there on the book you've helped fund.

Monday, 18 March 2019

Hello Everyone!

So after a little lull in the 60’s, the wind caught my sails again and I’ve now hit 92% funded.

I’ve a few little promotional pieces coming out in the coming days and weeks, which I hope will carry me through to fully-funded before the crowdfunder deadline looms up in front of me.

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to all the new pledgers - some anonymous - who I can only…

Last minute Christmas gift for the animal lover in your life

Sunday, 23 December 2018

Dear Friends and Supporters,

Thank you so much for all your ongoing support for the Not As Nature Intended book project. The Crowdfunder has just hit 45%, so we’re getting there, but there’s still a way to go to make this book come to life.

With Christmas fast approaching I thought it would be good to share a special Christmas offer for those hard-to-buy-for people in your life. If you’d like…

Publication date: January 2020
192% funded
592 backers