Welcome to my happy place.
I'm Hedley. I'm a writer, an author and a frequent daydreamer. Come in, hang out, have a look around and catch up on my latest happenings. You can even buy yourself a book (or a few if you feel inclined!). Most importantly, relax and enjoy.
Also, I would like to invite you to pop your name and email address in the little box below. I have a friend in Nigeria who has recently come into possession of a significant amount of money and requires someone with a legitimate bank account in which to deposit the funds. Why not, right? I promise to only share your contact details with my Nigerian contacts.
I'm thrilled that you're here and I hope we're going to be lifelong friends. Like me and Theo.
I write a 'monthly' newsletter which I send out approximately once a year or whenever I can remember. Just pop your name in the box below. It's that easy. And it's free!
NEW RELEASE: My brand spankin' new book WRITE WAY HOME: Writing My Way Back to a Meaningful Life (Brio Books) is out now! It's my story about rediscovering a sense of meaning and purpose in my life following a particularly dark period by committing to a daily creative practice. It's personal, it's inspiring and it will hopefully put a smile on your face. Grab yourself a copy right HERE
RE-RELEASE OF AN OLD FAVOURITE: And for some more great news... My book FINDING PARIS which I wrote and self-published in 2013 has also been picked up by Brio Books / Xoum Publishing and has also been released alongside Write Way Home. Finding Paris is a story about a relationship breakdown and a subsequent trip to Paris in search of love. And well, you can pretty much guess how that turned out. Let's just say it makes for a good, sometimes heartbreaking but ultimately entertaining story. And yes, it's alllll true!
Grab yourself a copy by clicking HERE
A VERY SPECIAL INVITATION: And then to top it off I'm very excited to announced that I've been invited to be a speaker at the Melbourne Writers Festival, Wednesday 29th August to Sunday 2nd September 2018 so make sure you grab your tickets and come and say hi!
Let's be lifelong friends. Not in a creepy way. Just friends.
So I've written a few books. You can check them out here including the newly released WRITE WAY HOME: Writing My Way Back To A Meaningful Life and the re-released, FINDING PARIS. Both have been published by Brio Books. And yes, I know what you're thinking...Of course you can purchase a copy (or several). Just click the black box beneath this sentence with the word 'Book' inside. It's THAT easy.
Writing helps me navigate this crazy, beautiful world we live in as well as my place within it which is why I keep a blog. I tend to write about issues that affect me directly but which are universal and experienced by most people. So join me and let's figure this crazy, beautiful thing called life out together.
As you've probably figured out by now I like to play with words and unite them in sentences, which are hopefully grammatically correct but which are more often not (like this one). Here are my answers to some Infrequently Asked Questions about how I write and what to do if you're thinking of writing a book:
Public speaking used to terrify me. This fear sparked a long-term fascination with public speaking which resulted in a public speaking coaching business and two books on the topic. By helping others overcome their fear of public speaking, I was able to overcome my own. Now I'm only mildly scared. You can find out more about Creative Keynote (the book and coaching program) here:
I coach others on the topics I write about because, having lived and breathed these lessons and experiences myself, both experientially and on the page, I'm able to facilitate others through their own adventures and experiences in these areas. My speciality areas include public speaking and creative expression. Find out more here:
I'm a big fan of love letters so if you should ever feel inclined to write one I have set out these boxes below to make the process even easier. Now there's no excuse. Now go on. Get writing.