My next 5 week course for Writing East Midlands – ‘Beginning your Novel’ – starts at 1pm on Saturday, 27th October at Nottingham’s Waterstones. During our workshops, we’ll be using playful exercises and published examples to develop a deeper understanding of essential fiction elements such as character, setting, point of view and structure – and we’ll start putting them into practise…
I’ll be on BBC Radio Nottingham tomorrow (3rd October) around 2pm, talking to Alan Clifford about the course and my writing generally.
(And I’m not at all scared – honestly ;-))
I feel incredibly honoured to be included among the featured writers for Dahlia Publishing’s brilliant Short Story September.
If you’ve missed it so far, it’s not too late to get involved. As well as highlighting stories from incredible authors like Leone Ross, Angela Readman, Courttia Newland, Alison Moore, Sarah Hall and many, many more (I know! I know!), the project aims to get as many people writing short stories as possible, offering challenges, opportunities, prompts, advice and giveaways.
You can sign up at http://shortstoryseptember.co.uk/
Or follow @dahliabooks on Twitter, throughout September
Overjoyed that the wonderful TSS Publishing has released my short story, Waiting for the Rat, as a beautiful, limited edition chapbook as part of their incredible series. Huge thanks to TSS for their hard work and enthusiasm, and to Nicholas Royle for kindly providing the cover quote.
I was also thrilled to recieve Issue 46 of Neon Literary Magazine. I’ve been a big fan of Neon for a very long time, and it’s wonderful to see my short story, The Girls, featured alongside so much brilliant writing.
Towards the end of last month, I was delighted to recieve my copy of May You, The Walter Swan Prize Anthology, It features great stories from the 2017-2018 long and shortlists, and also includes my story, ‘Touched’, which made the top six.
I’m very grateful to the Walter Swan Trust, the publishers,Valley Press, and to the anthology’s supportive editor, SJ Bradley , as well as the judges, Angela Readman and Anna Chilvers who said of my story – “We both really enjoyed the sensual feel of Touched… The relationship between the girls, which involves control, bullying and subtle cruelty, is convincingly drawn.”
The latest Ezine from The Sirens Call is released today. Issue #38, ‘Straight Up Horror‘, includes my short story, ‘Your Skin’
Very happy this week after recieving my copy of The Brighton Prize Anthology 2017, which includes my short story, ‘Winter Break’. Honoured to be featured among so many great stories. The book’s now available if you’d like to read them too…
Thrilled that Dark Lane‘s 6th anthology of weird fiction, which contains my Drift, is now available – and doubly delighted to announce that another of my short stories, ‘Your Neighbour’s Packages’, has been accepted for publication in their 7th anthology, due out later this year!
March 2018 sees three of my short stories published online!
I’m very happy that Fox-Holed has been released by STORGY today. Double Exposures (a collaborative project, working with fascinating images) came out yesterday on Mere Mortal and Meredith made its appearance last Friday on Dissections, the Journal of Contemporary Horror.
I’m running a short story workshop for Nottingham Writers’ Studio this Thursday, 15th February, between 7 and 9pm. The workshop is open to non-members as well as members and all proceeds will go towards NWS’s current funding drive. For more details and to book please visit Nottingham Writers’ Studio.