Last Saturday, 4th May, I was thrilled to be taking part in the formal, ‘in real life’ launch of the wonderful anthology, Grant Me the Carving of My Name, in York Library. The setting was absolutely gorgeous, one of the nicest rooms I’ve ever read in, and it was brilliant to see it so full … More Book launch for Grant Me the Carving of My Name
Well now, there had to be one post where I didn’t have to do a huge amount of work, didn’t there? Especially given which topic is coming tomorrow (R, did you guess yet?) Theme for today then: Questions… If you’ve read the Kindred Spirits Series, and have any questions, I’d love to hear from you … More Kindred Spirits A-Z: Questions?
Ah, the future… Not something I think too much about, with my writing being firmly rooted in the past! But what about the future for the Kindred Spirits Series? Well, with four novels, two anthologies and the Discovering Diamonds short story too, there’s been a lot of time spent in that world since I started … More Kindred Spirits A-Z: Plans for the future?
Are you going to be in York on the 4th May? Do you love short stories? Are you a Ricardian? Well then, read on… When: Saturday 4 May, 2–3.30 pm Where: York Explore, Library Square, York YO1 7DS Six authors inspired by England’s last Plantagenet King, Richard III, are launching an anthology of short fiction … More Launch event for Grant Me the Carving of My Name
Today on the blog, we’re wishing Coffee Break Companion by S.L. Grigg a happy six-month publication anniversary, and there’s a special offer to help you celebrate too! Below, you can find out a bit about the settings contained within the book’s short stories… There are many different settings for the 40 short stories and poems in … More Spotlight: S.L. Grigg, Coffee Break Companion
North Tyneside Libraries’ Story Tyne short story competition has its deadline next month, the 27th September, and if you haven’t entered already, then you definitely should. Especially (but not exclusively) if you’re in the North East. Story Tyne is one of few remaining free-to-enter short story competitions, a rarity these days, which means you truly … More Why you should enter Story Tyne 2018
Ahead of Easter, amidst all the bunnies and chocolate, I thought I’d chip in with a gift of my own, to anyone who signs up to my new newsletter. You can find the sign-up page here, and, once you’re all done, there’ll be an email winging its way into your inbox with instructions as to … More A newsletter, and a giveaway!
Happy Sunday everyone! So, who is giving NaNoWriMo a go? One idea I heard at the last North Tyneside Writers’ Circle was that, if you don’t fancy giving a novel a go, you can try drafting a short story each day. With that in mind, my guest today is the lovely Vanessa Couchman, to tell … More Sunday Sojourn – The French Collection
Today, I have as a visitor the lovely Allison Symes, to tell us how she fell into flash fiction, and all about the writing form. You can read my review of Allison’s collection From Light to Dark and Back Again here. But now, it’s over to Allison, and she’s even treating us to a couple of … More Falling into flash fiction