February/March 2018

I am absolutely delighted to share some excellent news. My novella, Travelling in the Dark, will be published on 11 July 2018.Travelling cover

My publisher, Fairlight Books in Oxford, are keen to promote literary fiction and also want their books to look beautiful. This is already apparent in the care and attention they have given my manuscript and in the gorgeous cover design.

A recent report by the Arts Council set out the very real threats facing literary fiction. In these dark days for the genre, the energy and enthusiasm of Fairlight’s approach has been an inspiration to me.

Travelling in the Dark is one a series of five novellas: the others are Bottled Goods by Sophie van Llewyn, There Are Things I Know by Karen B Golightly, Inside the Bone Box by Anthony Ferner and The Driveway has Two Sides by Sara Marchant. Find out more here

Fairlight Books are open for submissions of literary fiction. You can find further details here. In keeping with their wish to treat all writers who takes the time to submit to them in a fair and open manner, they have a Submissions Code of Practice.

Over the next weeks and months, I’d be posting regularly about this book’s journey to publication and the intriguing literary form known as the novella.


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