I’m a crafter, sewist, painter/decorator, furniture upholsterer, sometime gardener and blogger. From 2012-2014 I wrote a blog called Shoestring Splendour with my friend Katie. We wrote about lovely things you could make and do on a shoestring budget: day trips, recipes, craft, upcycling, make up, interior styling, diy and much more. We were featured in Mollie Makes magazine but decided to give up the blog when various life events took over. (Now Katie is a freelancer book marketeer who writes about promoting yourself on social media as well as her life as a freelancer at Katie Morwenna.) I continue to make and share what I’m up to on here and on Instagram @hannah_cowie_.
I have been working in book PR for over fifteen years. As Publicity Director I manage a team of six brilliant publicists at Quercus Publishing where we challenge ourselves every day to be creative, organised and nimble in our campaigns. I realised early on in my career that whilst I got huge satisfaction from generating publicity for a book and an author I equally thrived on teaching and mentoring others and so when I was looking for something extra to add to my skill-set coaching seemed the perfect fit. I am currently studying with The Coaching Academy towards a diploma in Life Coaching.
I live in London with my husband in a 1930s end-of-terrace that we are currently renovating.