In Bed with the Atlantic

My first book, In Bed with the Atlantic, was published by Fernhurst Books in September 2018 – telling the story of how I, a non-sailor, found myself sailing around the Atlantic.

Far from grabbing the adventure with both hands, I was dogged by doubt, a belief that I wasn’t a ‘sailor’, never would be and that I was in no way capable of such an undertaking.

I believed the ocean was out to get me, that weather needed to be battled and that I would be forever ruled by the anxiety that plagued me. 

And yet, in the face of my uncertainty, I discovered more about myself and the world then I could possibly have imagined.

This book covers the adventure that I undertook together with my then-partner on our small, 40 year old boat.

It’s about battle the weather, the sea and myself. It’s about discovering that you can’t fight the wind and the waves though. You have to cross an ocean, not try to move it. It’s about how I realised I couldn’t fight myself either.

I hope that it will allow others to see that they don’t have to be ‘born adventurers’ and that even some of the most isolated parts of this world are open to you – all you need to do is go.

With maps, photographs and 18,000 miles of adventures, In Bed with the Atlantic was published by Fernhurst Books in September 2018 and is available to buy now from Amazon and Waterstones and all good bookshops!

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‘Kitiara is both humble and irrepressibly optimistic. She has a way of seeking out and retelling people’s stories…’ – Little Ship Club

Mindful Thoughts for Sailors

This is my new book, coming June 2022 and published by Leaping Hare Press, an imprint of Quarto.

The Working Writer

Finished a writing degree but still have no idea how to turn it into a career?

Have you graduated with an English or Creative Writing degree but no idea how to actually make a living writing? Or maybe you skipped the degree but want to work as a writer.

If either of those are true, this book is for you.

The Working Writer is the career module that degrees miss out.

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Inside you’ll learn about different types of writing work, how a portfolio career can bring your writing career stability and how to get started in everything from books and magazines to blogs and copywriting. 

You’ll learn how the industry is easier to get into than ever and how you can pick and choose different types of writing to build a freelance career that you’re proud of.

Learn about:

  • Copywriting
  • Blogging
  • Non-fiction
  • Fiction
  • Magazines
  • Motivation
  • And more!

Available on Amazon and Gumroad.

A Bear in November

For middle-grade fiction, I write under the name Alice Holness. 

Young Caspian is a black bear who wakes up in late November when he should be hibernating. Unable to get back to sleep, he emerges into a snowy world that’s completely different from the one he fell asleep in.

Frightened and alone, he meets a group of wary rabbits who have created ski slopes and a reindeer lift in his territory. Reluctant to be in the presence of a bear at first, the rabbits agree to take him to their camp and meet the other Skiers, a group of small mammals who stay awake to ski each winter.

When the wolves appear one night, Caspian is the animals’ only protection. What will happen?

Available on Amazon.

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