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July 2017


Blackbird discovers another remarkable debut author:  Pam Billinge has made some unique new discoveries about the ancient bond between horse and human, showing how horses reveal our emotions. She has worked with those discoveries to help others from all walks of life from bullied children, to prison officers, to company CEOs, in her horse-led psychotherapy/coaching business which takes her clients, literally, into the field with her horses.  The Spell Of The Horse brings Pam's pioneering work to a wider audience, a beautifully-written addition to the Nature Memoir genre which will appeal to fans of The Outrun by Amy Liptrot, H is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald and The Wild Other by Clover Stroud.   


Pam Billinge is a body psychotherapy professional and leadership coach at the top of her game in the UK field of horse-led therapy. She is based in Wiltshire.

“The ability of the horse to sense emotion, energy and spirit is way beyond what most of the human world realises. The Spell of the Horse teaches that, by learning to listen to our inner wisdom and become true to our spirit, we can overcome loss, anxiety and trauma to live with purpose, joy and love.”  Pam Billinge


A must-read for those wishing to understand the spiritual connection between horses and humans.


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June 2017

Michael Lawrence's Tripping With Jim Morrison & Other Friends reviewed in the prestigious New York Bardian Magazine.

Valentina, a psychological thriller by debut author S E Lynes becomes a US Amazon bestseller, ranking in the Top 100 at #55 & #1 in Women's Crime Fiction and Domestic Noir Fiction. 

May 2017

Diane Chandler's Eurovision tribute to Ukraine in Association of Ukranians In GB press.

Diane Chandler with Spirit of Women founder, Helen Toogood, interviewed by Chiswick Buzz TV. 

April 2017

Valentina author S E Lynes signs to multi £million publisher Bookouture.  Full story here.

New Susie Kelly title Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants, out June 6, a US Amazon Hot New Release & #1 Kenya Travel.

March 2017

Susie Kelly's The Lazy Cook: Quick & Easy Sweet Treats ranks at 54 in the US Amazon Top 100, Free & #1 in several categories. 

Diane Chandler's IVF novel Moondance gains Bestseller status in Fertility Category, UK Amazon.

February 2017

Jacqui Lofthouse (fiction) and Diana Morgan-Hill (non-fiction) longlisted for The People's Book Prize 2017.

December 2016

Friday 9 December: Diane Chandler talks about Moondance on Al Jazeera TV item about infertility.

Tuesday 6 December:  Diane Chandler is interviewed on BBC Radio Derby's popular morning slot, The Sally Pepper Show.  Listen again is at 12.15.

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