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About Nut Press

Hello! I’m Kathryn Eastman and I’m a freelance writer and EFL tutor. The NUT Press is my online home.

About Me

I was born in Germany to a Welsh father and a Scottish mother, so that makes me confused/Celtic/British/still unable to speak fluent German.  I’ve lived in England, Germany, Greece and the United States and am currently based in South Wales, U.K.

About this site

I have a range of interests, so at some point you’ll no doubt read something about books, both reading and writing them; chocolate; writing news, competitions, events and prizes; chocolate; writing; rugby; squirrels; chocolate; music and photography, but other random topics might crop up in the mix.

Why’s it called the NUT Press?  Well, I’m lucky enough to have landed myself a squirrel muse (I know! Don’t you wish you were me?) who’s more often than not more of a hindrance.  His name’s Squizzey and if you’d like to check him out,  he has his own blog: SquizzBlog or you can follow him on Twitter or Facebook.  Anyway, the NUT Press seemed an obvious choice for that reason and the fact that having a range of interests seemed to be akin to there being an assortment of different nuts.


I review books that I simply enjoy reading and want to tell you about. If I didn’t enjoy a book or it wasn’t for me, I generally won’t review it. Apart from anything else, I read a lot and don’t get around to reviewing all of the books I enjoyed.


I’ve written articles, poems and short stories, some of which have been published in journals, magazines and newspapers. You can read a sample on this site. I’m currently editing my second novel while I try to find the first one a good home.

So, thanks for stopping by and reading and I would love to hear from you if you have any comments or questions. Just fill in the Contact Me form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can!



Hi Kathryn

Very belated thanks for your blog party , which was fab and where I made some new friends. Have just published a post called Ouch! That Hurts: a writer fights back which you might enjoy – please feel free to circulate.

all best and please keep that nutty cheer coming!

Luke Roberts

Hi Kathryn,

Would you kindly email me? I have a couple of questions for you about NUT Press


Happily. I’ll drop you an email now.

Jan rosser

Hi Kath,

Send me your email address and I will let you know where I go! It’s the only place in the world that de-stresses me. My ring helps in this country!

Best wishes


carol mcgrath

I love having discovered you. I write historical fiction, began a PhD at a London University, transferred it to MPhL and love , for better or worse, many of Sir Walter Scott’s works. He features in my writing reflective work for MPhL. Also, I believe I am part German too and part Scottish for absolute sure as many times ggg grand papa was Cpt in Scotts Greys, won a family crest and land in Ireland as reward for 17th C Marlborough Wars in Europe. So how is this for romance? Mother was a Henning. So, email me sometime. love, Carol

helen carey books

As you are a squirrel fan you might like the dancing squirrels on my Twitter profile?! @helencareybooks Good luck with the writing.


Dancing squirrels, did you say? Squizzey has already hotfooted it over to your Twitter feed… I’ll try and catch him up now. Thanks for the good wishes, Helen. Best of luck to you with the new book, Slick Deals!

colin james

Kath -thanks for dropping by my blog. Pleased you enjoyed what you read. Always nice to get a little appreciation from a fellow writer 🙂

All the best.

James Leng

Hi Kathryn,

I’m currently updating the Random House mailing list of reviewers. Do you have an email address and home address that we can add onto our records?

Many Thanks,

James Leng
Work Experience Student
Cornerstone Publicity, The Random House Group


Sure, I’ll email them across to you now.

Summersdale Publishers

Dear Kathryn,
I’m wondering if you’d like to review The Girl with Nine Wigs by Sophie van der Stap or interview the author on your wonderful blog? I thought it might be up your street. If you could email me, I’ll send you a bit more info.


Hi Kath

This is a long way from sitting in that CELTA training room!

Nice to be back in touch.



Hi Barbara,

Isn’t it though?! Lovely to hear from you. A belated happy birthday to you – have a limoncello for me! Your trip sounds amazing. Will be having a read and a catch up shortly.


Marc Nash

Hi Kath, how are you? I know you enjoyed the kinetic typography video I had made of one on my flash tales a few years back and it’s taken a while, but the second one is now finished save the soundtrack. If you wanted a sneak preview I’d be happy to share – just let me know. Bests. Marc

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