I don't have comments on this site and I don't use social media, so the best way to get in touch is by email. I reply to pretty much all of the emails I receive here within a fortnight. 

Whether you have an enquiry, feedback, a request for a post, question, recommendation or just want to say hi, I'd love to hear from you. 

(Please read the section below first to avoid your email being marked as spam and deleted.)

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Please do not:

  • Email me about mental health crises - please contact a local helpline, friend or family member, or medical practitioner

  • Request to guest post on this site or any of the other sites I write for. I don't accept guest posts. It's not personal.

  • Ask me to link to your article, website or company.

  • Send me random press releases.

  • Add me to your email list without permission.

  • Also, I am very, very, very shy and nearly always say no to speaking requests (be that radio, panels, at events, etc.) As much as I'd love to do it, I'm not a good speaker - feel free to ask but be aware that I'm not the best choice.

Please do send me:

  • Questions / topic suggestions / comments / random thoughts / literally whatever is on your mind

  • Corrections or clarifications

  • Book / music / film / whatever recommendations

  • Pictures of your pets (that always makes me day)

  • Basically anything which is not trying to sell me something or asking me to help you sell something via this site.

Some other housekeeping-y stuff:

  • I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. (This means that I receive a small commission for anything you buy from a link on this site, at no extra cost to you.)

  • I sometimes quote other people's work. This is always in italics and with a clear credit. If you believe I am infringing on any form of copyright, please get in touch.

  • You are welcome to quote my work but please credit and it and do not repost an entire essay without my permission. Seriously.

  • I sometimes reference people I know in real life. When appropriate, I change identifying details or use composites, in order to respect their privacy.