Recent events

(Click here to find out what I have planned for the future.)

Here’s what I’ve been up to fairly recently …

29th November 2019

Release of my new writing book! A Year Of Ideas: 365 setsof writing prompts and exercises.

7th September 2019 Nottingham

I led an afternoon workshop on creating characters and getting them to talk! This was for Nottingham Writers’ Circle. You can read how it went here.

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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.

4th May 2019 online

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.on.solent.library@hants.gov.uk 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.

 

 

26th to 31st August 2018

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.

June 2018

Released In The Garden Air

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2018

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.

 

1st November 2017 The first chapter of my novel Paint Me A Picture is published in Portsmouth Trade Venue magazine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

You can read interviews and posts about the book and the story behind it here, here and here.

 

 

 

 

 

3rd September 2017 was release day for my collection Slightly Spooky Stories I.