Costa Short Story Award winner, Avril Joy, is both a wonderful writer and a great supporter of authors. We met online some years ago and she endorsed my collection, My Brother was a Kangaroo. Avril is a lovely person and a true creative mind. She invited me to her online launch of this One Wild … Continue reading This One Wild Place Book Launch with Avril Joy
I began writing this blog nine years ago today. It's been a journey of interviewing authors, like Matt Haig and SJ Watson, sharing book reviews and writing news, as well as writing posts on the craft of writing, which have proved highly popular. I've met some wonderful people along the way. Thank you to all … Continue reading Nine Years of Blog Posts on Writing
Photo: BBC Plot is arguably one of the most important elements of fiction writing - from it stems, the characters, the mood, the pace. It sets the scene for the whole tone of a fiction novel, so it's important to get it right. When you're writing crime or thriller novels, it is absolutely key, and … Continue reading What We Can Learn About Plot Writing From Thriller Series, Vigil
You can now listen to some of my stories, poems and novel extracts on SoundCloud. I hope you enjoy these. I will be adding to the collection over time.
Independent Publisher, And Other Stories, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this autumn with a redesign as well as physical and digital events. They invite you share your book photos and videos with fellow readers using the hashtags #AndOtherShelves and #aos10, as well as tagging them on Instagram (@andotherpics), Twitter (@andothertweets), Facebook (@AndOtherStoriesBooks), YouTube (@andothervideos) and … Continue reading And Other Stories Celebrates its 10th Anniversary