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About Nut Press

Hello! I’m Kathryn Eastman and the NUT Press is my online home.

About Me

I was born in Germany to a Welsh father and a Scottish mother. I’ve lived in England, Germany, Greece and the United States and am currently based in South Wales, U.K. I’m a lawyer and in my spare time I write, read, follow rugby, take photos and watch the (grey) squirrels in my garden.

About this site

Why the NUT Press? Well, there’s my whole fascination with squirrels but it’s because if I ever started up a small press, that’s what it would be called.

You can read some short stories and published work on this site. I’m also a book blogger: I review books, host author interviews and take part in blog tours. And I post about events I’ve been to and places I’ve visited, usually accompanied by my squirrel sidekick, Squizzey. (He used to blog at SquizzBlog but is mostly to be found on InstagramTwitter or Facebook these days when he’s not in his hammock.)

Review Policy

When I started the Nut Press, I simply reviewed books that I’d enjoyed and I still try and choose books for review that interest me.

In addition to this blog, I review books for the Amazon Vine programme, as a Bookbridgr reviewer, as an active member of Goodreads, on NetGalley and as a member of the Lovereading UK Reader Review Panel.

I am currently enrolled in the Amazon Associates affiliate scheme and earn a small percentage on sales if you click through from the Amazon UK link at the bottom of each post and buy the book I review. Although I provide links to other places to buy, I am not a member of any other affiliate schemes and do not get paid for including them on this site.

Where I’ve been sent a copy of the book I review, either direct from the publisher or via a review site, I acknowledge this.

I don’t receive nor would I accept any payment for reviews from either the publisher or author or anyone connected with them. And while I know some of the authors whose books I review – on social media and/or in real life – I will only post a review that I’m happy to stand by.

If you’d like me to consider your book, get in touch through the Contact form below.


You can read a sample of the articles, poems and short stories I’ve had published in journals, magazines and newspapers here. I’m currently editing my second novel while I try to find the first a good home.

If you have any comments or questions, fill in the Contact form below and I’ll get back to you when I can.

Thanks for stopping by.



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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