Writing a novel: Both marathon and relay race

This week I was delighted to hear that a flash piece of mine is being published on the patreon of Black Hare Press. It's been 9 months since my last publication. That's enough time to incubate a baby, but not quite enough time (in my case) to finish a first novel. Over the past 9 … Continue reading Writing a novel: Both marathon and relay race

Stories of Survival

I forgot to post about this anthology when it was published in August 2021. When this was published I was knee-deep in emergency communications for COVID-19. At that time words for me were all about persuasion - convincing people to wear masks, to contact register and to get vaccinated. It wasn't all about the language, … Continue reading Stories of Survival

WINNER of ‘KSP’s ‘Spooky stories’ competition 2020

A few weeks ago Shannon from KSP Writer's Centre asked me to read my story at their 'Spooky stories' anthology launch. I knew I was being published, but I said to my boyfriend Ronan, ''I won't win, my entry wasn't that good.'' When I was on the zoom call I realised that only the top … Continue reading WINNER of ‘KSP’s ‘Spooky stories’ competition 2020