Friends in Fiction

I’m very pleased to have a story in the special Valentine’s issue of Ireland’s Own. The issue also includes a story by Maeve Binchey and another by my writing friend S. Bee, so I’m in really good company!

My story, Thirty Years On, is about a couple celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary with a trip to the same seaside resort, Harrington-on-Sea, where they had their honeymoon. They eat quite a lot of cake, so

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Going well so far

2019 has got off to a good start. I currently have a story in Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special (it’s the February issue and apparently was out before New Year!).

Next week on 20th January

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Finnish fiction – finally!

Oh, OK I confess the post title owes more to my liking for alliteration than it does to any ongoing struggle to get published by a magazine in Finland. Actually, I’ve made absolutely no effort to do that – and yet have still achieved it!

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Not losing it

My story got an honourable mention in the On The Premises mini ‘Lost and Found’ competition. You can read it, and the winners, here.



The piece is based

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Slightly Spooky Stories II

My latest collection of short stories, Slightly Spooky Stories II is now available!

Ghosts, sixth sense and things not of this world aren’t always scary, though they can be. Some help or warn, frighten or comfort those who perceive them. Others are here for their own purposes, waiting for a chance to move on. We might see, hear or feel them, perhaps they’ll only reach us through our subconscious.

Are ghosts memories and echoes of the past, contacts from another time and place, or figments of our imagination? Whether you believe in them or not, ghosts, spirits and mysterious spooking happenings all provide stories. This collection contains 24 of them.

But it here.

Keep It In The Family

My latest short story collection, Keep It In The Family, is now available as an ebook. The paperback version will follow soon.

This is my third collection of family related stories. The other two are No Family Secrets and Can’t Choose Your Family. They each contain 25, mostly

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A nice surprise

In The Moment magazine have sent me a complimentary copy of issue 15, which contains a story of mine. That was a nice surprise as not many publishers still do this and I thought I’d have to wait until Tuesday when it’s in the shops to see it.

The current issue of Woman’s Weekly also

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