July 2018

I’m absolutely delighted that Travelling in the Dark will be launched at the UK’s oldest book store, Hatchards Piccadilly, on 12 July at 6.30pm. Four of the authors from the Fairlight Moderns series will be reading and signing books along with the wonderful team from Fairlight Books, our families and friends. Piccadilly was the first place I worked after arriving in London twenty-five years ago so I am thrilled to be returning there for this special occasion.
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As I began writing Travelling in the Dark over six years ago, the publication of this book is the culmination of a long journey. My book has found an excellent home with the creative, thoughtful and inspirational new publisher Fairlight Books. I greatly admire their enthusiasm and determination in championing literary fiction and the beautiful but often over-looked form of the novella.Travelling cover

You can find out more in this interview on the Fairlight Books website.

There are also some new reviews and ratings up on Goodreads.

Travelling in the Dark is available from all good bookshops and online. There are a variety of ways to order which you see on the publisher’s book page here.

 

We are also out and about at some festivals with Cornish Short Stories this month. First of all with reading and discussion in Paper Wings at Penzance Litfest on Saturday 7 July at The Acorn.

And then we’ll be back with more readings at the truly unique gathering that is Port Eliot Festival on Friday 27 July at 1.45pm and Saturday 28 July at 2pm in The Tiddy Tent.

Please note that both these events are ticketed.

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May 2016

My story, The Lost of Syros, was the Weekend Read on the For Books’ Sake website from 13 to 20 May.

On 14 April, I was a guest on Mark Crees’ CHBN radio show, Book Mark. You can listen to the interview, music and readings here.

The Creative Writing Group at Carnon Downs Village Hall will run on Friday 13, 20 and 27 May, 10am to 12pm in the Meeting Room. This friendly and informal group is suitable for beginners as well as those with some experience. If you are interested in coming along, please contact me.Red Squirrel Press

A second print run of Over The Dam has been published by Red Squirrel Press.

 

December 2015

Very pleased to hear that my story, Girls On Motorbikes, has been commended in the Prolitzer Prize for Prose Writing by judge Jaki McCarrick. Congratulations to winner Melanie Whipman, runners-up Aidan O’Reilly and Karina Vidler and the other commended writers Catherine McNamara and Shauna Mackay.

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Some weeks ago, Derek Thompson invited me to do a Q&A for the Strictly Writing blog. It’s about The Lost of Syros, my short story collection, and how I found my publisher, Cultured Llama Press. You can read the interview here.

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