Ever wanted to have a conversation or question me about a book? Well, here is the chance. At 3.10pm tomorrow, 16th Jan 2021, I will be giving an interview and a reading which can be streamed from http://www.showboat.tv/2021/live.html After that, I think about 30 minutes later, there is a quick 15 minutes that you can… Continue reading Showboat TV and meeting me
Merry Christmas to you all. I know the picture is not a classic Christmas one but I have just finished it. Hope that next year is a better one. This year has been a little strange. Snow Leopard, digital drawing
I never mean to disappear from the blog but sometimes the whole world can get too much. Then I hold on to myself and my mind. I don't want to share my thoughts or give any news. I am just eager to be me and work it out myself. It can be scary and worrying.… Continue reading Lock down
Nellie Bly, the first investigative journalist.
Honestly, the world now is more like a book I would write than a real place.
I have been missing. Missed Christmas and New Year on here... What is wrong? Well, I ended up needing an operation... Which I finally had but have picked up a tiny infection that is being treated with antibiotics and after 24 hours I'm feeling much better. The result is that I have disappeared from all… Continue reading Missing
Life can throw some lemons. So I'm making lemonade... #amwriting #lovinglife
When I was a kid my teacher told me not to try going to become a vet because I just wouldn't make it. At the time I was struggling through GCSEs and trying to pick my A-Level subjects. I chose to follow the arts, because I'm good at it and It seemed easy. But I… Continue reading Nerves, Papers and Academia
So I was invited on a BAME and marginalised voices writing retreat. It was for those who are under-represented in the writing and publishing world. I guess ideally this would never have come about because no one would be on the edges and left out. The reality though is that I am less likely to… Continue reading Writing Retreats and Free Apples
No, I don’t mean we ought to kill people or small animals. It is a saying in writing circles. You kill your darlings… The parts of the book that you work so hard to get perfect and instead you have to cut them to make the story flow. In Here Be Dragons I had a… Continue reading Killing your darlings