Author Interview with Matt Haig

From your experience of journalism, as well as novel writing, has one fed in to the other in any way? Journalism teaches you to be economical with words. It tells you not to be too self-indulgent. What do you most like to read and are there any books you have read recently that have stood … Continue reading Author Interview with Matt Haig

Two New Short Story Publications

It has been encouraging to receive such a positive response to my first published short story, The Bench. Take Me to the Castle is continuing to sell well, both in paperback and eBook formats. Several readers have been asking when the next short story will be released. I am pleased to announce the publication of two short stories: … Continue reading Two New Short Story Publications

Short Story Publications

This is just a short post with some news, written mainly because of several messages I have had from people about short story writing.  I am hearing from an increasing number of authors who enjoy writing novels, but feel intimidated by short stories, or worry that the form is so different that it would be … Continue reading Short Story Publications

Goodreads and LibraryThing

I have written a guest blog post with a comparison of the two sites for authors. The post covers my experience of meeting readers, giving away books, and gaining reviews. Both are really good sites for readers and authors and are a helpful point of connection between the two. If you haven't yet had a … Continue reading Goodreads and LibraryThing

What Poetry Teaches Us about Writing Prose

I took a poetry class to fulfill one of my workshop requirements for my master’s in Writing and Publishing. Although I didn’t have much prior experience with poetry beyond some teenage scribbles, I discovered a new way of playing with language. And in the process, I also realized that writing poetry helped me to create … Continue reading What Poetry Teaches Us about Writing Prose