October 2015

Vol-8-frontFlowers has been published in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 8 as one of the 20 stories shortlisted for this year’s prize.

Many congratulations to the winners, Brent van Staalduinen, J.R. Convey and Magdalena McGuire. More details  about the winner and the anthology are available here.

Many thanks to BSSP organizer Joe Melia, guest speaker Courttia Newland, judges Sara Davies, Sanjida O’Connell, Nikesh Shukla and Rowan Lawton and everyone who helped make this a wonderful event. Meeting the other shortlisted writers, guests and helpers made this a very special and memorable evening.


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August 2015

BSSP 2015I’m delighted that my short story, Flowers, has been short-listed for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2015.

A fantastic launch of The Lost of Syros took place on Tuesday 4 August at A Curious Hall, Falmouth. My friend, Sue Kittow, also launched her second book, Walks in the Footsteps of Cornish Writers at the same event. Many thanks to all who attended the launch and purchased copies of my book.

You can find more photos of the launch on the Events page…

launch with Sue


July 2015

The Lost of Syros is now available to order here from Cultured Llama Press and from all good bookshops (ISBN:978-0-9932119-2-8)


During July, I’ve been busy organising four events for Telltales. I’ll be reading my story, Painting Katherine, during the Telltales set at Port Eliot Literary Festival on Friday 31 July, 10am in The Round Room.

My short story, Flowers, has been long-listed for the Bristol Short Story Prize.