Transatlantic Anthology: The very best of Litro fiction.

Transatlantic Anthology: The very best of Litro fiction.

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I’m thrilled to be able to share the news that one of my short fiction pieces has been published in the US in the Litro Anthology, Transatlantic. I am in the company of some wonderful authors and will be excited to read this in its entirety. The collection will be published in the UK next spring.

SYNOPSIS

Transatlantic: The Litro Anthologycollects some of the best writing to have passed…

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Bird: A Short Story

One of my short stories is free to download on kindle for a few days.  You can download it from Amazon in all available countries.

Bird: A Short Story

One of my short stories is free to download on kindle for a few days.  You can download it from Amazon in all available countries.

Scenes Along The Danube And The Importance Of Writing Breaks

Scenes Along The Danube And The Importance Of Writing Breaks

Last week I took a week off from writing. It may not sound like much, but the weeks where I don’t write at all are really rare. This is partly because I am pushing myself to finish book two and partly because of the sheer love of writing. I’ve had the odd week here and there but this time I completely switched off. We walked, explored and swam, visiting the Natural History Museum in Vienna, a…

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Short Story News

This is a short post to say that my flash fiction piece, My brother was a kangaroo, is today’s featured story on

Short Story News

This is a short post to say that my flash fiction piece, My brother was a kangaroo, is today’s featured story on

Book Sale

This is just a quick post to say that Take Me to the Castle is on sale for two weeks. Pick up an eBook summer read for 92p.

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Grief, Loss and Writing

Grief, Loss and Writing

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Yesterday the world lost an incredibly talented comedian and actor. He was a man who saw me through my childhood, teens, twenties and beyond with an equal measure of thought-provoking moments and good humour. But it was no surprise to hear that the star of Dead Poets Society and Goodwill Hunting had also been battling severe depression.

I felt stunned by the news of the death of Robbin Williams…

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Sirens - Flash Fiction Magazine

Sirens – Flash Fiction Magazine

One of my short fiction pieces, Sirens, has just been published in Flash Fiction Magazine. Here is an extract…

Flashing their upper lashes with the allure of Sirens, they compete for his attention; mythological creatures, femmes fatales. The attention of a man in his thirties with eyes drooping at the edges hardly seems worth the effort.

‘Katie, can you give me the answer?’ he asks, pointing to…

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Interview with Author and 1000words Editor, Natalie Bowers

Interview with Author and 1000words Editor, Natalie Bowers

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I met Natalie when my short fiction piece, North Norfolk Coast, was published online in 1000wordsat the beginning of July. 1000words publishes flash-fiction of up to 1000 words in length, written in response to an image. I have been impressed with the site and the quality of the work for a while. Natalie’s response to my submission was really professional and friendly, and I have enjoyed reading…

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The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014 Announced - Were There Surprises?

The Man Booker Prize Longlist 2014 Announced – Were There Surprises?

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As I write, the longlist for the Man Booker prize 2014 has just been announced. It is the first year the prize has been opened up to novelists from around the world and written in English. Previous rules limited Publishers to Commonwealth authors.

The longlist this year has proved controversial for several reasons. You only have to look at the #ManBooker14 Twitter hashtag to see the questions…

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Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Thank you so much to Rebecca Bradley for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It feels undeserved but I’m really grateful. The truth is, very much like writing, I would still blog even without readers because I really enjoy it. The process helps me to order my thoughts, and I’m the kind of person who thinks through my writing, in other words the ideas come to me asI write. I find inspiration…

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