Haiku at Wagamama Chelmsford

Over the summer, I was lucky enough to run a haiku competition for the charming folks at Wagamama to help with the launch of their new restaurant in Chelmsford. I had an amazing time, and you can read my full write up of the evening over on the British Haiku Society website, here! Huge thanks [...]

First haiku publication!

It's a very exciting day today: my copy of this quarter's British Haiku Society journal Blithe Spirit just arrived, and it contains my first official haiku publication! There are three poems by me on page 54, and it feels like a huge achievement even though they're so few words each - but that is the [...]

A new chapter at the UEA

It's official! I'm leaving Endeavour Media to go and do an MA in Creative Writing at the UEA! I am so, so excited for this next step, and am really grateful to UEA for offering me a place on this amazing course. I'm handing over the Endeavour reins to the marvellous James Faktor, who will keep all [...]

Hello to haiku

I'm steeling my nerves a bit here because I don't normally share my poetry, but over the past few weeks I've set up a little poetry social media presence under the name Haikurkbride. Not everything I do is strictly, fashionably, or technically a haiku, but it is all micropoetry at least! You can find me on: [...]

French translation of Boost

The translations keep on coming thick and fast, but this one is particularly exciting because it is in a language I've never had a book translated into before: French! The publisher DUNOD has done an amazing job on designing this beautiful edition, titled Boost - Faites décoller votre confiance en vous, and have even made some super [...]

‘Proscenium’ is here!

It's been a really busy week, and I've only just had time to post about the fact that Proscenium was published in Fictive Dreamon Thursday. I've been really touched and pleased by its reception so far - the lovely Sophie G. on Twitter said it "totally nails beautiful/sad" - which really made my day! As [...]

Happy Festive Season!

'Twas the night before Christmas, the office quiet as winter. Nothing was stirring, not even the printer. But on stroke of midnight, the pages awoke, the protags jumped out & became party folk...! Settings unspooled and stole the mince pies, plots and pages danced 'til the sunrise. The dust jackets pranced, then they stole all [...]