(Click here to find out what I have planned for the future.)
5th October 2021
My crime themed short story collection Criminal Intent was released.
5th August 2021 I presented another workshop for Nottingham Writer’s Studio. I hope those who took part enjoyed it and found it useful.
12th July 2021 My romance collection Love Is The Answer was released
6th May 2021
I presented a workshop for those interested in creating and developing fiction writing ideas. It was a two hour session with a lot of audience participation – great fun with some excellent pices of writing produced.
1st December 2020
Release of Coffee & Cake
Whether you prefer unsweetened black coffee, or milky tea, rich sponge cake or something savoury, this collection of 25 stories provides the perfect snack.
I gave a talk, via Zoom, for Whitely Jambusters (part of the W.I.)
Thursday February 6th 2020
Fosseway Writers invited me to present a dialogue and characterisation workshop.
Sunday 26th January 2020
I was interviewed for Pen to Print. You can read it here.
Thursday December 19th 2019
Release of my new writing book! A Year Of Ideas: 365 setsof writing prompts and exercises.
7th September 2019 Nottingham
6th June 2019 Lee-on-the-Solent
I talked about family relationships in my writing and read short stories with a famiy theme at the library. Books were on sale (and bought!).
This was a free event. I hope to be doing another similar event later in the year.
I was The People’s Friend writer of thee week. Read the interview here.
March 22nd, 23rd, 24th 2019 Hope Cove Writers’ Workshop Weekend, Devon.
Three full days of ideas generation, writing, editing and feedback workshops, plus advice on marketing – aimed at those who’re new to writing fiction. For this event, I’m co-presenting with editing guru Anne Rainbow.
Residential or non residential options available. See here for more details.
11th March 2019 online
I was interviewd for the Write Club Podcast. You can listen to it here. My section starts 26 minutes in.
March 2nd 2019 Portsmouth
I’ll be one of a panel talk on self publishing, which is to be hosted by Debbie Young as part of Portsmouth Bookfest.
November 2018 Online
Launch of a FREE ebook containing stories by myself, Rosemary J. Kind, Sheila Crosby and Lynne Pardoe.
November 28th 2018 Online
A Facebook live event, for Louise’s Facebook Book Club where I’ll be talking about my writing and inviting questions. You have to be a member of the group to take part, but it’s free to join – and a nice friendly group.
December 5th Blogland
Co-hosting the Insecure Writer’s Support Group on my blog.
December 13th 2018 Lee-on-the-Solent library
I’m giving a talk in the library at Lee-on-the-Solent from 5.30 to 6.30. It’s free, but you need to book either at the library or via Lee.firstname.lastname@example.org As well as the chance to ask me questions, you’ll get a cup of tea and the opportunity to buy my books or have any you’ve bought previously signed.
My latest short story collection Perfect Timing will be on sale at the introductory offer of 99p / 99c.
Whether we have long hours to fill, or not a moment to spare, time plays an important part in all our lives. We might not watch the clock, but we can’t escape the impact of the seconds ticking away. Time waits for no woman, neither will it accelerate at her command. It’s no more considerate of men, children and teddy bears.
Being a little early, or late, can have a big impact; it could mean missing a train, inheritance, or much needed meal. Or help us catch a crook, rescue a neighbour, show us what’s really important. Maybe it’s not our own timekeeping we have to worry about, but that of loved ones, colleagues or adversaries.
You can read each of the stories in this book in just a few minutes, or enjoy all 25 at once over several hours
July and August 2018
I’ve released several more short story collections. You can find all my published books here.
Released In The Garden Air
My romantic short story collection, With Love And Kisses was released.
9th, 10th and 11th March 2018
Writers’ Workshop Weekend, Hope Cove, Devon.
Three days of writing workshops, encouragement and advice from me and Anne Rainbow. See here for more details.
16th January 2018
‘Generating story ideas’ workshop, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hampshire.
This one was for circle members only. New members are welcome. Click here for more details.
25th November 2017 I sold some of my books at the Elmore Angling Club Christmas Fair.
28th October 2017
I took part in a book busk as a very small part of Bristol literary festival, by reading a couple of stories from my collection Slightly Spooky Stories I.
12th October 2017 was the release of my new romance novel, Leave Nothing But Footprints.
3rd September 2017 was release day for my collection Slightly Spooky Stories I.