My flash collection ‘The Neverlands’ has been out in the world for almost two months and I’m delighted with its reception thus far. Copies have been sent all over the UK, but also to Canada, the United States, Italy, Germany, Greece, and even Australia. Readers have been in touch via email and Twitter to tell … Continue reading The Neverlands: An Update
It’s publication day for my flash fiction pamphlet ‘The Neverlands’! Huge thanks to Sarah Leavesley at V Press for selecting my manuscript for publication, creating its beautiful cover, and taking such care in the editing process. It’s been a joy to work with Sarah and V Press. I’m thrilled with the generous endorsements I received … Continue reading Publication Day !
After a brief hospitalisation, my mother passed away last year. During a grief filled autumn, I partipated in a ‘micro memoir’ writing workshop with Meg Pokrass. Unsurprisingly, I wrote a few pieces about my mom, one of which has been published by the wonderful Hippocampus Magazine, whose tag line is ‘memorable creative non-fiction.’ I’m touched … Continue reading How to Say Goodbye to Your Mother
Delighted that my micro flash ‘Pinned’ placed second in the Kanturk Arts Festival Flash Fiction competition, judged by the wonderful Irish writer Nuala O’Connor. Congratulations to winner Sean Mackel and to Michelle Walshe who placed third. All three stories can be read here. (image courtesy Kanturk Arts Festival) Continue reading ‘Pinned’ wins second place
After a massive rewrite of the manuscript, I entered my novel UP SHE RISES in the international Caledonia Novel Competition. It was first long-listed, then last month, reached the short list of six novels from over 350 entries. The final results were announced today. I didn’t win, but I’m thrilled with this feedback from literary agent Victoria Hobbs … Continue reading Up She Rises Rises Again
So this is it, my new website. I’m still settling in, unpacking boxes, and hanging curtains, but already, it feels like home. So, welcome. I hope you’ll visit often. Continue reading Welcome