Thrilled to be returning to the Bridge of Dee, Castle Douglas, from October 23rd – 28th to teach another residential course, Writing into the Dark, for Write South West Scotland in the run-up to Halloween.
UPDATE: Due to a cancellation, there is now a space available on this previously sold out course. Interested? Please visit https://writesouthwestscotland.com/event/dark-writing-2023/
I’m looking forward to leading two intensive short courses for Nottingham Trent University.
Looking forward to leading a writing workshop, Tapping into Your Ghosts, on February 17th, as part of the UK Ghost Story Festival
I’ll be running a workshop about Haunted Places, as part of the Other Worlds Writing Weekend (26th – 27th November) at Nottingham Writers’ Studio
My short story, In Barcelona, released in Gone, a crime anthology from Red Dog Press
My short story, The Invitation, published in Weird Horror #5
‘Short Story Success‘, my short course for Nottingham Trent University’s Summer School will be running from 25th – 26th August
We Wait rereleased
I’m looking forward to discussing my writing, and providing a character exercise for Nottingham’s Bromley House Library from 2pm on Wednesday, 13th April
I’ll be running a session on Editing with Fosseway Writers at Newark Library, 7.30-9.30pm, 6th April
I’ll be reading from my short story, Winter Break, at the launch of NTU’s Creative Writing anthology, ‘Uncertain Truths‘, at Nottingham’s Antenna on November 3rd.
Start Writing Your Novel, a short course for Nottingham Trent University, 9th – 11th August
A sale, celebrating many of the books that have made it through the first round of the BBNYA, is running from the 14th – 2oth. To get hold of ‘We Wait’ for just 99p, please visit https://www.egradcliff.com/bbnyasale or the Eyrie Press bookshop
Delighted that ‘We Wait’ has made it through the first round of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award
I’m thrilled to be interviewing Rosie Garland for Five Leaves Bookshop, May 5th, 7-8pm
The Invisible Collection, which includes my short story, The Hitcher Story, has been released from Nightjar Press.
A six week course for Writing East Midlands, taking place online from Wednesday, 4th November, 6.30-8pm
‘We Wait’ Halloween Blog Tour
26th October – www.gingernutsofhorror.com
27th October – https://lockylovesbooks.home.blog/
28th October –https://booksinbelfry.wordpress.com/
29th October –https://whatkatereadnext.wixsite.com/mysite
30th October –nursebookie.blogspot.com
31st October –https://readbydusk.com
Also in celebration of Halloween, three copies of ‘We Wait’ were up for grabs over on my Twitter account. Winners were announced on October 13th.
A new short story course, created alongside acclaimed writer, Giselle Leeb, for Eyrie Press is now live on Teachable
Thrilled to be reading my short story, At the End of the Meal, at MIRLive‘s first virtual event, themed around ‘Emergence’ on Friday, 10th July at 7.30pm
An author interview with The Gingernuts of Horror, 15th May
My short story, The Dining Room Ghost, featured on the Classic Ghost Stories podcast, 9th May
An online character workshop with Fosseway Writers’ Group (with all proceeds going to Carriages Cafe, Newark, who provide meals for the vulnerable), 15th April, 7-9pm
An evening workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 7-9pm, Thursday, 12th December
We Wait is published 18th November!!
BBC Radio Nottingham
I’ll be joining John Holmes morning show to help review the Sunday papers, from 10am, 17th November
NTU Anthology Launch
On October 30th, Nottingham Trent’s MA students launch their anthology, ‘And What Do They Call You?’ at Nottingham’s Antenna (includes a reprint of my short story, ‘School Run’)
An anthology celebrating the winners and finalists of The Furious Gazelle Halloween Contest (including my 2017 winning short story, ‘Mouse’) is to be published October 17th
British Red Cross First Tuesday Book Club
Launching in Nottingham at St Andrews with Castle Gate United Reformed Church, on October 8th, 6-8.30pm, the Book Group, and special guests, will be discussing ‘These Seven’ ( which includes my short story, ‘Here We Are Again’.
A two-day course with Nottingham Trent University, 8th-9th August
A three-day course with Nottingham Trent University, running from the 5th – 7th August
A workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, from 6.30pm, 16th July
A talk, a reading and a workshop at Carriages Cafe in Newark for the local charity, Think Children, 7-9pm, 11th July
Women’s Prize for Fiction Evening
I’m delighted to be part of Beeston Library’s panel, discussing this year’s Women’s Prize shortlist.
My short story, ‘Rash’, has been re-issued as The Willesden Herald’s Short Story of the Month
The latest issue of ODQ has just been published, and includes my short story, ‘Exposing the Dead’.
Workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 7-9pm, 29th January
A 6-week course with Writing East Midlands, at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 12th January to 16th February, 2019 – Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
Thrilled to have signed a contract with Eyrie Press. My fourth novel will be out next year!
Your Neighbour’s Packages
My short story, ‘Your Neighbour’s Packages’ has been published in Dark Lane’s 7th Anthology of weird fiction
A 5-week course with Writing East Midlands, at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 27th October to 24th November, 2018 – Saturdays 1pm – 3pm
On October 3rd, I’ll be on BBC Radio Nottingham, around 2pm, chatting about upcoming courses and my writing
Short Story September
Waiting for the Rat
Awarded ‘Short Fiction Writer of the Year’ by Nottingham Writer’s Studio (thank you, NWS!)
In Transit: From short stories to novels
A discussion of the different forms with Alison Moore, as part of the Leicester Writes: Short Story Festival. Saturday 30th June, 3-4pm, one of the panels that’s running throughout the day, 10.30am – 6pm, LCB Depot, Rutland St, Leicester, LE1 1RE
Issue 46 of Neon Literary Magazine has been released. It contains my short story, ‘The Girls’.
‘May You’, the Walter Swan Prize Anthology is published. It includes my shortlisted story, ‘Touched’.
Workshop at NTU
A workshop for the MA Creative Writing students at Nottingham Trent University, 14th May.
My short story, ‘Your Skin’, has been released in ‘Straight Up Horror’, the latest Ezine from The Sirens Call.
Alongside tales from Rattletales, the winning short stories from 2017’s Brighton Prize have been published. The anthology includes my story, ‘Winter Break’.
Ideas and inspiration for creating successful short stories, with Nottingham Trent University’s Short Courses. Running over 2 Saturdays, 10am- 4pm, 7th and 14th April
Creative Writing with East Leake Writers’ Group
A short story workshop, 22nd March
STORGY have published my short story, Fox-Holed
A collaborative story, written around a series of fascinating images, has been released at Mere Mortal
My short story, Meredith, is available to read online at Dissections, the Journal of Contemporary Horror
The Dark Lane Anthology: Volume Six has been published – and includes my short story, ‘Drift’.
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 15th February, 7-9pm
Further short story fun with Writing East Midlands at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 1-3pm, 3rd February to 10th March.
‘Small Acts of Kindness’
The celebrations for Nottingham’s Peacebuilders’ Anthology continue at Five Leaves Bookshop, with an evening of music and readings, 11th December, from 7pm.
Launch of ‘Small Acts of Kindness’
Nottingham Peacebuilder’s Anthology (which includes my flash fiction, ‘Dragon’) launched 25th November at Nottingham’s Waterstones
I’ll be talking about short stories with Advanced Writing students at Nottingham University on the 17th and 23rd November
My short story, ‘Mouse’, won The Furious Gazelle’s Halloween Contest
A short story course for Writing East Midlands, running over 6 weeks at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 1-3pm, from Saturday, 23rd September to October 28th.
Chatting short stories alongside the incredible Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle and Giselle Leeb at Nottingham’s Five Leaves Bookshop, 7pm, Tuesday, September 12th
A two-day Summer Course for Nottingham Trent University
Arkwright Building, City Campus. 10am-4pm, 7th – 8th August
A three-day Summer Course for Nottingham Trent University
Arkwright Building, City Campus. 10am-4pm, 31st July – 2nd August
Creative Writing Workshops with school students from Rushcliffe and Arnold Hill, 13th July
The third 5-week term of a novel writing course for Writing East Midlands
Nottingham’s Waterstones, Begins: Saturday, 6th May (running weekly until June 3rd), 1-3pm
Short Story Workshop with Fosseway Writers
Thursday, 2nd February, from 7pm
The second 5-week term of a novel writing course for Writing East Midlands
Nottingham’s Waterstones, Begins: Saturday, January 28th (running weekly until February 25th), 1-3pm
Nottingham Writers’ Studio launch ‘Final Flight’ at their Christmas Social, Friday 9th December, 7.00pm
A spooky two hour creative writing workshop for Nottingham Festival of Literature, at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice, Tuesday 8th November, 6.30pm
The talented MA students from Nottingham Trent University launch their anthology ‘Monster’ at Nottingham’s Canalhouse, Thursday, 27th October, from 6.30pm
West Bridgford Library, Thursday, 20th October, 7.30pm
Nottingham Writers’ Studio, Saturday, September 10th, 10am-1pm
The first 5-week term of a novel writing course for Writing East Midlands
Nottingham’s Waterstones, Begins: Saturday, September 24th (running weekly until October 22nd), 1-3pm