Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

      Still hoping ...

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays,
 And may your New Year be filled with wishes come true.

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

How this writer's mind works (5)

I was sorting out some old family photos when I came across this:

I can’t remember anything about the occasion, which is probably just as well because I was told it was one of the most traumatic experiences of my young life.

But it did inspire Ho, Ho, Ho?  a little Christmas story that is published on Creative Frontiers today.

Saturday, 6 December 2014


So, here it is, my first publication in a book!

I’m sharing it with 40 other authors who were winners or long listed in the 2014 Worcester LitFest flash fiction competition, and finding myself in the company of such a diverse and talented group of writers only adds to my sense of achievement.

I also performed my first public reading at the launch of the anthology. To say I was nervous would be an understatement, but it wasn’t quite as scary as I’d expected because the audience was very friendly and encouraging.

Another surprise ‘first’ was meeting several people whose names I recognised from the Internet, including fellow Alfie Dog Fiction author and blogger Jan Baynham. As we live on opposite sides of the country, I thought we’d only ever meet online so I was delighted to meet her in person in Worcester. 

I could get used to this literary life!

Fifty Flashes of Fiction is now available as a paperback from the publishers, and an ebook version will soon be sold through Amazon.