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…

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,…

Twice not Shy anthology

Twice not shy, ‘Writing Naked’

I have a couple of flash fiction pieces published in the upcoming anthology ‘Twice Not Shy’ by local legends Night Parrot Press. My work in that anthology is different to a lot of things I’ve written before because it’s not speculative – the stories are based strongly on life and my own experience. They both…

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…

Spooky stories anthology launch

Excited to be reading my short story ‘The Tube’ at the launch of the KSP Spooky Short Stories anthology launch. It’s on zoom, and everyone’s invited. On the night we’ll find out how I did in the competition for best story.  Register your attendance at Eventbrite here.

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