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The Bandwagon Goes Environmentally Conscious

Last year, one of my personal projects was to go cruelty free and vegan where possible when it comes to my beauty products. I've swapped Clinique for The Body Shop, fallen for Sand&Sky's face mask, and become a regular at Superdrug. But now I want to tackle something else - waste. Some of you may [...]

My Cruelty Free Journey: Hair

Last time, I wrote about swapping my cosmetics for cruelty free (and vegan, where possible) alternatives. You can read all about it here. Now I'm looking at my hair products, and seeing what I can replace. I have waist-length hair, with a natural wave and a tendency to frizz. It therefore needs a lot of [...]

Blog Tour: The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

The Woman in the Window is a psychological thriller taking the book charts by storm. It's being raved about by bloggers and, after receiving & reading my own review copy, it's easy to see why. You can read my review here. To celebrate the release, read on for a Q&A with author A.J. Finn. How [...]

Author Spotlight: Siobhan Clark

The Bandwagon presents Siobhan Clark, author of The Children of Midgard, an historical fiction novel based in the Viking era, and described as "a Norse saga by a woman for women". The year is 961 and King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark has his gaze firmly set on the Western Kingdoms of Norway where his nephew [...]

Author Spotlight: Tam May

The Bandwagon presents Tam May, author of The Order of Actaeon, described as a "classic psychological family drama". Sometimes the hunter becomes the hunted. Jake is heir to the fortune and name of the prominent San Francisco Alderdice family. Although dearly loved by his sister Vivian, his passion for art and his contemplative temperament make [...]

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

I review The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn. What did she see? It’s been ten long months since Anna Fox last left her home. Ten months during which she has haunted the rooms of her old New York house like a ghost, lost in her memories, too terrified to step outside. Anna’s lifeline to [...]

In Bloom: My current work-in-progress

Since last autumn, I've been working on my latest project; a full-length, semi-autobiographical novel called In Bloom. I'm currently on my second draft, conducting a full read-through, and getting feedback from beta readers. I'm aiming to have a final draft ready to submit for publication within the next month. I want to talk about In Bloom, [...]

Medsmart: The medication reminder app

As my readers will know, I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia almost two years ago. Since then, I've been on amitriptyline, a tricyclic antidepressant that's prescribed to help with chronic pain and fatigue. Amitriptyline is a tricky drug. It took me a while to get used it each time my doctor increased my dose, leaving me [...]

Season’s Greetings from The Bandwagon!

It's the most wonderful time of the year! I love yuletide, my word of choice for this time of year. Bringing the outside in, getting together with friends and family, and sharing good food and laughter. There's nothing quite like it. Whatever you do this December, I want to wish you a very happy festive [...]

New Top Writer by Commaful

Commaful, a website for poetry, short stories, and fanfiction, recently announced a new writing contest open to writers of all skill levels. The contest is a great way to share some of your work and potentially win big! You can find the contest page here. It is 100% free to enter and there aren’t many [...]