About the Blog

Creative Therapy was started on 6th March 2009 by A V Brown. It began as a place to share opinions, poetry and artwork. It's since evolved into a book blog that focuses on YA Fantasy, Sci-fi and Dystopian fiction. Here you will find book reviews, blog tours, cover reveals, giveaways, guest posts, author interviews and various book memes. 

My secondary topic is creative writing, so I like to share some of my own work and participate in events such as the A-Z challenge and NaNoWriMo. The blog also features a range of other topics such as arts and crafts, baking, philosophy, mental health, travel and lifestyle. I blog about anything I think my readers will find interesting.

I really appreciate all my followers and those that take the time to comment on my posts. I always make an effort to reply and follow back. Please join in by commenting on discussion posts-I really like to hear my readers' opinions.

For authors or publishers who would like to submit a book for review, please read the Review Policy for more information. For any further queries please see the FAQs or contact me.

About the Author

Hi, I'm Anstice Brown, known to my friends as Tizzy. I'm 25 (yikes!) and living happily with my husband and our crazy cat in Lincolnshire, England (a bleak landscape characterised mostly by smelly cabbage fields).

By day I'm a school administrator, but by night I'm a crime-fighting superhero also working as a freelance writer, editor and designer. You can find out more about my services here. When I'm not working I'm usually reading, dabbling in creative writing, making something or playing computer games. I'm an avid reader of Fantasy, Sci-fi and Dystopian novels and am currently writing my first YA fantasy book.

I have a degree in English Literature and Philosophy and I'm proud to be a geek. I love retro TV and films like Star Trek, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and Monty Python. My latest obsession is with all things Marvel. I like all-sorts of music, but especially 70s and 80s rock and modern indie music (anything with a good guitar solo). I'm allergic to sports but I enjoy dance and Zumba. I like singing in the shower, tap dancing on any smooth surface and eating weird things like pickled onions on toast. I'm also mad about Harry Potter. What, after all this time? ALWAYS.

Like many daydreamers, I'm known for being terribly disorganised and clumsy, a reputation which is not entirely unjustified.

Random Info

Personality Type: INFJ.

Star Sign: Leo 

Philosophy and Poltics: Hippie, Humanist, Idealist, Liberal and Jedi Knight.

House: The sorting hat would probably say Ravenclaw, but I would convince it to put me in Gryffindor.

Faction: Dauntless born, switched to Amity.

Favourite Colour: Teal

Favourite Animals: Cats, lions, leopards, jaguars, cheetahs, panthers, elephants, foxes, owls, dolphins, horses, pet rats. dogs.

Fandom Associations: Potterhead, Trekkie, one of the Scoobies, Wholockian, Tribute, Marvel Zombie, member of Loki's Army, Whedonite, Dwarfer, Lostie, Sidekick, Sleepyhead, Oncer, Bohemian, Rum Runner, Benaddict, Hiddlestoner.*

Favourite Authors: Mary Shelley, Douglas Adams, George R R Martin, C S Lewis, Lewis Carroll, Charles Dickins, George Orwell, Ray Bradbury, John Connolly, Robert Rankin, Roald Dahl, T. S Elliot, Alice Walker, J K Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Laini Taylor, Beth Revis, Veronica Roth, Lauren Oliver, Maggie Steifvater, Lauren De Stefano, Jodi Meadows, Jessica Khoury, Gennifer Albin, Jessica Bell, Suzanne Lazear, Helen Fielding.

Favourite Music: Queen, Meatloaf, T Rex, Slade, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Dire Straits, The Who, Roy Wood, Wizzard, ELO, Hot Chocolate, Bryan Addams, Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Eliza Doolittle, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Coldplay, Bon Jovi, The Beach Boys, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Bob Marley, Sweet, Mudd, Boston.

Favourite TV Shows: Buffy, Lost, The Simpsons, Star Trek, Charmed,  Red Dwarf, Once Upon a Time, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Porridge, Only Fools and Horses, 

Favourite Movies: Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Star Trek, Star Wars, X Men, Avengers, Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Chronicles of Narnia, Pirates of the Carribean, musicals (especially The Sound of Music and Singin' In the Rain), Disney movies. 

I hope you enjoy the random musings found on this blog.

*If you can identify all of those fandoms, you're awesome.


  1. Interesting careers, Tizzy.

    Check out my review blog at http://rjmbookreviews.blogspot.com/

    My main blog is http://rjmedak.wordpress.com

  2. We've got the same personality type. How cool is that? Introverts unite! I really, really like your blog. I hope mine looks as nice one day. I'm working on it, bit by bit. Take care.

    1. Thanks, Kimberly. My blog has been a long time in the making so it means a lot to me that you like it. Yay for INFJs-we're awesome! Thanks for stopping by.


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