I was recently lucky enough to work with the lovely Alexandra Sheppard. She was one of the wonderful writers who worked with the young people on my community writing project, … Continue reading Modernising Myths with Alexandra Sheppard and Oh My Gods
Book and theatre reviews.
Very pleased to announce that you’ll be able to read my short story in Litro Magazine on the 7th March! I’ll share it with you when it comes out.
One thing all my lovely online connections brings me is books. In some ways I like it even more when I come across something that surprises me. In the opening … Continue reading Beyond the Filter: Ruth Leigh and The Diary of Isabella Smugge
Like many people, I’ve been dipping into more fantastical novels of late. With the same four walls staring down at us all the time, it’s nice to escape into a … Continue reading Women in Dystopias with Rebecca Ley and Sweet Fruit, Sour Land
I’ve had a dark tale lurking at the back of my short story collection for a while and I haven’t been sure what to do with it. Along comes Hecate … Continue reading Short Story in First Edition of Hecate Journal
Now I’m immersing myself more into the social media of booksville (it’s a great place, the Twitter is much nicer) I keep coming across great writers and lovely people. One … Continue reading Opening Up About Mental Health – Anna Vaught on Saving Lucia
The Almost Mothers by Laura Besley made me cry. Several times. In pitch-perfect vignettes she explores everything from early motherhood to self-doubt to infertility. Her light touch and poignant stories … Continue reading Flash Fiction and Motherhood with Laura Besley
I recently enjoyed ‘The String Games‘ by Gail Aldwin. Personally, I think it’s better to go into a book ‘blind,’ so I had no expectations. Right from the off I … Continue reading Siblings, Structure and Pandas with Gail Aldwin
Thanks to Byte the Book for choosing my short story Selkie as its showcase for this month. Featuring a surprise honeymoon and some watery delights, head here if you would … Continue reading Byte the Book Showcase: ‘Selkie’
Pleased to announce that I’m on the shortlist! I can’t tell you which one is mine because it’s anonymous but needless to say I’m very chuffed to be there. Thanks … Continue reading Retreat West Flash Fiction Shortlist
Hailed by The Bookseller as ‘One to Watch’, Jane Davis is the author of nine thought-provoking novels. In her most recent novel we encounter an actress, a duchess and a hostess, … Continue reading High Society, Glamour and Poverty Collide In Jane Davis’ Novel ‘At The Stroke of Nine O’ Clock ‘
I came across this book thanks to being a member of the brilliant Women Writer’s Network. In a state of gloom thanks to the clocks going back (toddlers can’t tell … Continue reading Escape To Italy With Valeria Vescina’s ‘That Summer in Puglia’