Writing News

Lots happening on the writing front at the moment, so I thought it was time for an update. As some of you know, I’ve got a place on the Writing West Midlands brand new writer development scheme Room 204 . The aim of the scheme is to offer writers living... read more

My Most Beautiful Thing

Today I’m taking part in the My Most Beautiful Thing Blogsplash inspired by Fiona Robyn’s book ‘The Most Beautiful Thing’. Bloggers from all over the world are taking part and writing or posting pictures of their most beautiful things today. It’s been really difficult deciding what to write about when... read more

Do You Flash?

Do you enjoy writing? Perhaps you haven’t tried, but would like to have a go. Whether you’re an experienced writer, or someone wanting to dip their toe in the water, why not join in Worcestershire’s flash fiction competition? As part of the celebrations for the first ever National Flash Fiction Day on 16 May... read more

Writing and reading

Spent the morning at the open day at Stanton Guildhouse – held to publicise the various courses the Guildhouse hosts. There’s wood carving, furniture restoration, glass engraving, painting, spinning (and so many others) and I teach creative writing there. I had a lovely time. It’s such a beautiful place (although... read more

Author Talk

Last Saturday I did a talk at Malvern library on Unravelling. It was great – a good audience, nice, relaxed atmosphere and lots of interesting questions about the book – characters, the plot, the complexity of the relationships and so on. There were also questions about the writing process, successful writing,... read more

Book signing

I did a book signing at Number 8, Pershore, an arts centre/coffee shop, the other Saturday – a rainy, miserable day when people might have stayed at home. The beginning was a bit slow, but the last couple of hours were great. Not huge numbers of buyers but enough to make it... read more