cosy creative living

Hello, I'm Helen

Seasonal storyteller, writer, reader, chicken & duck-keeper.

Cosy Creative Living

A Bookish Baker is a journal devoted to online storytelling, writing, Instagram photography, baking, chicken-keeping and the seasons. I write about the process of drafting my novel and my essays, share stories about nature and my chickens, create recipes and talk about self-doubt and fear.

I've lived in the English countryside for six 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. 

I go outside regularly during my writing day. I walk the dogs, talk to the chickens, study the trees and really absorb myself into each season. 

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


Where you can find me online


I have a YouTube channel where I post videos about writing, the seasons, recipes and more. Come on over and click on subscribe.

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I have a community book club on Instagram where we share cosy fireside reads. We have a monthly pick but we also love to hear what you’ve been reading and recommend. You can find us at @abookishbakerbookclub.


Every Sunday morning I upload my Weekly Writing Vlog on Instagram TV (IGTV) where I share the behind the scenes of my novel and essay writing and blogging.


Once a month I aim to write an essay for my patrons on Patreon that I hope to turn into a book.

I aim to explore creativityconfidence and writing through the seasons and my own experiences. 

Every month you will receive an essay written by me that'll hopefully inspire, entertain and give you an insight into the life of a writer and a blogger. 


Want even more? I have a monthly newsletter. 

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

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