Hello, I'm Helen

Seasonal storyteller, writer, reader, notebook hoarder & a chicken & duck-keeper.

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A Bookish Baker is a journal devoted to online storytelling, writing, Instagram photography, baking, chicken-keeping and the seasons. I write about my novel and non-fiction writing, stories about nature and my chickens, recipes and my online business journey.

I've lived in the English countryside for five years - and kept chickens for about the same time. It's fair to say that chickens changed my life. They changed my daily life, my routines, but they also changed my interests, my passions and they've certainly changed my writing. 

At my old house I barely went into the garden. Now I'm out there numerous times a day: walking the dog, talking to the chickens, studying the trees, and really absorbing myself into each season. 

I try and capture all of this in my writing, in my Instagram feed and in my YouTube videos.


Want more to your inbox? I have two regular newsletters. 

The A Bookish Baker Monthly Letter goes out at the end of every month. It features more of my seasonal writing, plus book recommendations, links to blogs I've enjoyed, podcasts I've listened to, film recommendations and so on.

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Sowing Stories || The Newsletter is for those who are interested in creative blogging. Here I share links plus try to unscramble any particular concerns or aspects that might be overwhelming creatives in the online and blogging world.

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