Southwark based coach, Deborah Henry-Pollard, will publish her first book, “What’s Your Excuse for not Succeeding as an Artist”, on 1st October. This self-help book looks at the excuses which stop artists fulfilling their potential. Whether it is myths or mindsets holding them back, Deborah offers simple, practical advice and inspiring ideas to take artists to the next level.

Whether you’re a weekend artist wishing you could turn your talent into a business or a professional wishing for more exposure and recognition, this book can help. Feel you lack the resources or the confidence, or that your creative dream is too risky? Overcome all of these excuses and many more so that you can develop your potential, enjoy more success and thrive as an artist. The excuses are drawn from Deborah’s experience over 10 years of coaching artists through her company, Catching Fireworks®. She works with creative professionals, helping them to find clarity, overcome blocks and get into action.

“Deborah’s writing, much like her coaching, is straightforward and pragmatic, with her years of accumulated knowledge hitting the nail on the head time and time again. It’s as if she knows exactly what the reader is thinking and addresses internal dialogue with practical solutions that are applicable to creative folks at all stages of career. Take my word for it: once you start reading, you won’t want to stop.” – Susan J Mumford, Entrepreneur, Speaker and Author. Founder of Be Smart About Art and the Association of Women Art Dealers

The book is from the series of WYE Books and is available from Amazon and selected bookshops. ISBN 978-1999986803 Publisher: WYE Publishing £7.99