Reeling them in?

Tomorrow (25th November) I’m selling my books at the Elmore Angling Club Christmas Fair in Lee-on-the-Solent. It’s open to the public from 10AM-2PM. Entry is free.

This is my first experience of doing anything like this, so I don’t know what to expect. Who knows, maybe I’ll get a story idea from it?



Leave Nothing But Footprints

It’s taken almost two years, but I finally have a new novel out. (If all goes to plan, there won’t be such a long wait before the next one.)

Leave Nothing But Footprints

Jessica Borlase always gets what she wants. From cocktails in the exact shade of her manicure, holiday on Capri with friends, to a spacious apartment, her father’s money makes it possible. She enjoys the luxurious lifestyle and is grateful for his support, but

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Writing weekend

Over the weekend of 9th, 10th and 11th March, 2018 my friend Anne Rainbow and I are hosting a writer’s workshop weekend in Devon. It’s taking place at a lovely hotel and it’s going to be fun, so you might like to start dropping heavy hints about what a great birthday, Christmas or Mother’s day gift it would make.

Booking is

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Book busking

Did you know book busking was a thing? I didn’t, until I was invited to take part in one at The Watershed, Bristol on 28th October. I didn’t need much persuading. Well, it seemed the best

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Results of the Whale/Kidney Random Word Competition

As a change from writing short stories and entering competitions, I recently read the short list of a competition and picked the winner.

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Here are the results of the random word/flash fiction competition – at last – and I can reveal that the ‘secret judge’ was Patsy Collins.

Patsy, is, I’m sure, known to many of you. She runs the womagwriter blog, which focuses on writing for the (sadly, rapidly shrinking) women’s magazine short story markets, as well as her own blog which has regular links to free-to-enter writing competitions.

Patsy is also co-author of From Story Idea to Reader – an accessible guide to writing fiction, which is available in paperback and on Kindle (and PS – she’s too modest to tell you this herself, but as she’s a novelist and had over 500 stories published, I reckon she probably knows what she’s talking about!).

Thank you very much to Patsy for agreeing to judge the shortlist, well done to the winners (I’ll be in touch about your prizes) and thank…

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An update

Have you missed hearing about my writing? If so, this video will be of interest. It’s pretty much my entire (writing related) life story, told by my friend Anne Rainbow.

btw, I do have a good reason for the lack of updates here – I’ve been travelling in the Outer Hebrides.

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