‘Not Every Train’ reading video

Had a fab time reading at Flashing Norwich yesterday evening. Huge thanks to Helen and Chris for organising and hosting and inviting me along to read - can't wait for the next one! If you didn't manage to make it last night but you'd still like to listen to me reading something, it turns out [...]

Reading at Flashing Norwich July Event

It’s time for another Flashing Norwich event at Café Bar Marzano’s in Norwich from 7-9pm tomorrow. I’m super excited to be reading alongside Christopher Allen, Vijay Khurana, Jemma Morris, Sim Ralph, Helen Rye, James Smart, Judi Walsh, Julia Webb and special guest, performance poet Cai Draper. Entry is FREE, so come on down Norwich folks! [...]

Story Cities Anthology Launch

Had such a fun and lovely evening at the Story Cities Anthology launch last Thursday - a gorgeous venue at the University of Greenwich and huge thanks to Rosamund, Kam and Cherry for organising such a lovely evening. It was such a joy to read and meet so many lovely folk! If you want to [...]

Reading at Story Cities Launch in London

I'm very excited to be one of the readers at the launch of the flash fiction anthology Story Cities published by Arachne Press in collaboration with Greenwich University. I'll be reading an extract from 'Not Every Train', the flash fiction story selected for the anthology. The launch party will be on 20th June from 7pm [...]

Publication in Story Cities Anthology

Yippie, some fiction news! I am super excited to say that my flash fiction Not Every Train has been accepted for publication in the Story Cities anthology. The anthology is a collaboration between Greenwich University and Arachne Press, here's what the lovely publishers have to say about it: Story Cities explore ways in which stories respond to, reflect and re-imagine [...]

Haiku in WILD anthology

Some more lovely poetry news! I'm very pleased to have had a poem publishing in Wild: The British Haiku Society Anthology 2018! It's an annual collection that comes out every year from the British Haiku Society, and it's full of really gorgeous poems. I really thoroughly recommend it as a read, and you can pick up a copy for £4 [...]

Kingston University Masterclass talk

Yesterday evening, I had a fantastic time giving a talk at Kingston University as part of the MA Publishing and Creative Writing Masterclass series. The students were all so clued up and asked really great, insightful questions. The talk focussed on neoliberalism, the ecosystem of reading and permaculture publishing. I had so much fun 'booking [...]

Lecture at City University

I had the most marvellous time yesterday speaking at City University on the MA Publishing programme. We discussed the cold war between self-publishing and traditional publishing, and the effects that's had on the industry. Fascinating stuff! It's the second year in a row I've been a guest lecturer at City on this course, and it [...]

‘How to end a story’ on Reedsy

A couple of months ago, I joined the amazing publishing services agency Reedsy as an editor. Since then, I've got to work on some amazing books - and I just got quoted on the importance of the metaphorical Chekhov's gun in finishing your stories! There's lots of really great advice throughout the article from other [...]

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 [...]

DON’T PANIC has arrived!

Very exciting times in my house at the moment, as Don't Panic is finally here! It's a gorgeous little book and it's was my favourite to write in the series so far, but I understand I'm pretty biased about this release, so here are some lovely things people have said about the other books in the [...]

BookMachine | July Publishing News Wrap

Oh yes indeed, it's that time again already: the July BookMachine publishing news wrap is here! Remember to follow the article link for hyperlinks and the full piece... This month in publishing news, it’s been all about the publisher’s best friend: the indie bookshop! The 2017 Independent Bookshop Week got well underway towards the end [...]

BookMachine | The May Publishing Wrap

Roll up, roll up! It's time to hear about the biggest publishing news from around the web over the past month, with the BookMachine May Publishing Wrap! Big news from Amazon once again this month, as it hit an all-time high in the stock market and revenue from Q1 is up, prompting CEO Jeff Bezos [...]

Hay Festival celebrates its 30th birthday

Last week, ahead of this year's Hay Festival, an event was held in London with 5x15 to celebrate the festival's 30th anniversary with stories from over the years. Snippet of my report for BookBrunch below, more after the link, as always. Thank you so much to Hay for such a lovely evening - cannot wait for [...]