October, 2024

Delighted that my short story, Silver Gates, will appear in Nocturne Horror Literary Magazine on Halloween.

September, 2024

My next novel, a thriller, is due out from Bloodhound Books!

August, 2024

I’m due to be running three intensive short courses for Nottingham Trent University’s Summer School this year – Start Writing Your Novel 21st – 23rd August, Thrills and Chills: Writing Crime, Suspense and Horror 27th-28th August, and Short Story Success 29th – 30th August. All three courses will take place at NTU’s City Campus and run from 10am – 4pm each day.

July, 2024

I’m taking part in Dark Summer, an online Horror Writing School (25th June – 18th July), where I’ll be exploring Haunted places on July 16th.

June, 2o24

I’ll be leading a workshop on finding stories in lost things at the brilliant States of Independence at De Montfort University in Leicester on June 8th.

February, 2024

Delighted to be taking part in this year’s Ghost Story Festival at The Museum of Making in Derby. On Saturday 17th February, I’ll be running two workshops – Writing Unsettled and Unsettling Characters at 10.30am and Urban Myths at 3.30pm.

January, 2024

On January 22nd, I’ll be visiting Nottingham Trent University’s Creative Writing MA students to run a workshop about Writing the Unexplained.

October, 2023

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.

September, 2023

Signed a contract with Bloodhound Books – my next novel, a thriller, is due out in 2024!

August, 2023

Two new short stories published this summer – Daughters of the Corn in Outsider Vol.2,  and Rapacious in the latest Dark Lane Anthology (#13!).

July, 2023

I’m looking forward to leading two intensive short courses for Nottingham Trent University.

Start Writing Your Novel will run over 3 full days from the 17th to the 19th July, and Short Story Success is due to take place on the 20th and 21st.

March, 2023

To celebrate Women In Horror Month, I’ve written a post for the Horror Tree about my horror heroines, and We Wait is available for just 99p on Kindle!

February, 2023

Looking forward to leading a writing workshop, Tapping into Your Ghosts, on February 17th, as part of the UK Ghost Story Festival

November, 2022

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

October, 2022

Incredibly excited to be tutoring ‘Writing into the Dark‘, a Halloween residential course at beautiful Write South West Scotland, 24th – 29th October

September, 2022

My short story, The Invitation, published in Weird Horror #5

August, 2022

Short Story Success‘, my short course for Nottingham Trent University’s Summer School will be running from 25th – 26th August

July, 2022

We Wait rereleased

April, 2022

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

November, 2021

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.

August, 2021

Start Writing Your Novel, a short course for Nottingham Trent University, 9th – 11th August

July, 2021

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 or the Eyrie Press bookshop

June, 2021

Delighted that ‘We Wait’ has made it through the first round of the Book Bloggers’ Novel of the Year Award

May, 2021

I’m thrilled to be interviewing Rosie Garland for Five Leaves Bookshop, May 5th, 7-8pm

December, 2020

The Invisible Collection, which includes my short story, The Hitcher Story, has been released from Nightjar Press.

November, 2020

Beginning Your Novel

A six week course for Writing East Midlands, taking place online from Wednesday, 4th November, 6.30-8pm

October, 2020

‘We Wait’ Halloween Blog Tour

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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.

From Inspiration to Publication

A new short story course, created alongside acclaimed writer, Giselle Leeb, for Eyrie Press is now live on Teachable

July, 2020

An online author interview with fabulous Five Leaves will be released on their YouTube channel at 7pm on the 28th of July

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

June, 2020

I’ll be joining a discussion panel, A Little Something Literary, at the Queer the Shelves Online Literary Festival on Friday, 4th June at 7pm

May, 2020

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

April, 2020

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

January, 2020

Beginning Your Novel

A six-week course for Writing East Midlands, taking place on Saturdays, at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 1-3pm, from 11th January

December, 2019

Exploring Subplots

An evening workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 7-9pm, Thursday, 12th December

November, 2019

Novel launch!

Come and help celebrate the launch of my novel, ‘We Wait’, at Nottingham’s Five Leaves bookshop, 7-8.30pm, 21st November

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

Exploring Character

A day of exercises and advice, exploring fictional characters, with Writing East Midlands, at Nottingham’s Waterstones. 10am-4pm, 9th November

October, 2019

Through Death’s Door

Monnath Books will be publishing their latest anthology on October 31st. Through Death’s Door includes my short story, ‘Facing Lacey’.

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’)

The Furious Gazelle Presents: Halloween

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’.

August, 2019

Short Story Success

A two-day course with Nottingham Trent University, 8th-9th August

Start Writing Your Novel

A three-day course with Nottingham Trent University, running from the 5th – 7th August

July, 2019

Maintaining Your Novel’s Flow and Structure

A workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, from 6.30pm, 16th July

Fiction Masterclass

A talk, a reading and a workshop at Carriages Cafe in Newark for the local charity, Think Children, 7-9pm, 11th July

June, 2019

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.

May, 2019


My short story, ‘Rash’, has been re-issued as The Willesden Herald’s Short Story of the Month

February, 2019

Occult Detective Quarterly #5

The latest issue of ODQ has just been published, and includes my short story, ‘Exposing the Dead’.

January, 2019

Writing to a Theme

Workshop at Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 7-9pm, 29th January

Refining Your Novel

A 6-week course with Writing East Midlands, at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 12th January to 16th February, 2019 – Saturdays 1pm – 3pm

November, 2018

New novel!

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

October, 2018

Beginning Your Novel

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

September, 2018

Short Story September

I’m delighted to be included in the list of featured writers in Dahlia Publishing’s Short Story September

August, 2018

Waiting for the Rat

My short story, ‘Waiting for the Rat’, has been published by TSS as part of their beautiful, individual chapbook series.

July, 2018

Awarded ‘Short Fiction Writer of the Year’ by Nottingham Writer’s Studio (thank you, NWS!)

June, 2018

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

May, 2018


Issue 46 of Neon Literary Magazine has been released. It contains my short story, ‘The Girls’.

May You

‘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.

The Sirens Call Ezine #38

My short story, ‘Your Skin’, has been released in ‘Straight Up Horror’, the latest Ezine from The Sirens Call.

April, 2018

The Brighton Prize Anthology

Alongside tales from Rattletales, the winning short stories from 2017’s Brighton Prize have been published.  The anthology includes my story, ‘Winter Break’.

Short Story Success

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

March, 2018

Creative Writing with East Leake Writers’ Group

A short story workshop, 22nd March


STORGY have published my short story, Fox-Holed

Double Exposures

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

February, 2018

Dark Lane

The Dark Lane Anthology: Volume Six has been published – and includes my short story, ‘Drift’.

NWS Short Story Workshop

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, 15th February, 7-9pm

Short Stories, Writing On

Further short story fun with Writing East Midlands at Nottingham’s Waterstones, 1-3pm, 3rd February to 10th March.

December, 2017

‘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.

November, 2017

Launch of ‘Small Acts of Kindness’

Nottingham Peacebuilder’s Anthology (which includes my flash fiction, ‘Dragon’) launched 25th November at Nottingham’s Waterstones

Nottingham University

I’ll be talking about short stories with Advanced Writing students at Nottingham University on the 17th and 23rd November

October, 2017


My short story, ‘Mouse’, won The Furious Gazelle’s Halloween Contest

September, 2017

Creating Short Stories

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.

Keeping it Short

Chatting short stories alongside the incredible Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle and Giselle Leeb at Nottingham’s Five Leaves Bookshop, 7pm, Tuesday, September 12th

August, 2017

Short Story Success

A two-day Summer Course for Nottingham Trent University

Arkwright Building, City Campus.  10am-4pm, 7th – 8th August

July, 2017

Start Writing Your Novel

A three-day Summer Course for Nottingham Trent University

Arkwright Building, City Campus.  10am-4pm, 31st July – 2nd August

TAG Litfest

Creative Writing Workshops with school students from Rushcliffe and Arnold Hill, 13th July

May, 2017

Writing Your Novel, Revising and Submitting

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

March, 2017

Into the Woods Launch Party

Come and help celebrate the latest anthology from Hic Dragones at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester on Friday, 17th March, from 7pm

February, 2017

Short Story Workshop with Fosseway Writers

Thursday, 2nd February, from 7pm

January, 2017

Writing Your Novel, Writing and Workshopping

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

December, 2016

NWS Journal Launch

Nottingham Writers’ Studio launch ‘Final Flight’ at their Christmas Social, Friday 9th December, 7.00pm

November, 2016

After Dark Writing Workshop: Giving Up Your Ghost with Megan Taylor

A spooky two hour creative writing workshop for Nottingham Festival of Literature, at Nottingham’s Galleries of Justice, Tuesday 8th November, 6.30pm

October, 2016

Monster Anthology Launch

The talented MA students from Nottingham Trent University launch their anthology ‘Monster’ at Nottingham’s Canalhouse, Thursday, 27th October, from 6.30pm

Booker Prize Discussion Night

West Bridgford Library, Thursday, 20th October, 7.30pm

September, 2016

DOA or SOS – How and When to Revive a Flagging Project

Half-day workshop

Nottingham Writers’ Studio, Saturday, September 10th, 10am-1pm

Writing Your Novel, Inspiration and Perspiration

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