Embarrassingly under-read

I’m a writer. I’ve had a book published and everything. I am a Doctor of Creative Writing. So, I should be well-read, right? Well, I admit it. I’m not. Whenever there’s a literature… Continue reading

To cliche or not to cliche?

I was jotting down some ideas for a new story (possibly a novel) the other day, and I got so excited – the ideas were coming thick and fast, particularly around the characterisation… Continue reading

Win a Wolf-Girls literary goodie bag!

  If you haven’t got hold of a copy of Blood and Water yet, now’s your chance to get one for free, plus two other awesome books and a Wolf-Girls bag to boot!… Continue reading

In love with Dylan Thomas

I love Dylan Thomas. I’d forgotten quite how much until I watched the BBC’s glorious version of Under Milk Wood last week, part of their activities to mark 100 years since his birth.… Continue reading

Baby’s first e-reader

Almost four weeks ago, I had a baby – a bouncing baby boy. One who, like most others, spends extended periods of the night feeding and extended periods of the day snoozing. During… Continue reading

Launch events for my debut novel, Blood and Water

My first novel, Blood and Water is being released by Hic Dragones on 7th November 2013, which is very exciting, and slightly terrifying! There will be launch events in Manchester (7 Nov at… Continue reading

Leeds Young Curators Uncover Stories of Smuggling

    I recently went to meet a bunch of hugely motivated, enthusiastic and hard-working young people who are developing their own exhibition at Leeds City Museum. It charts some fascinating stories of… Continue reading

Wolf Girls – cover and launch date revealed!

Ooh, furry! Wolf Girls, Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny will be out on June 29th! The launch will be at MadLab in Manchester. Here is the official blurb… Feral, vicious, fierce… Continue reading

Wolf Girls anthology out soon

Just found out that the Hic Dragones Wolf-Girls anthology, featuring my short story, ‘Sweet Tilly’, will be out in June/July. There will be a launch event in Manchester (with free booze!), a blog… Continue reading

Scrabbling – Flash Fiction

This piece of flash fiction was short listed for two Flash Fiction Day 2012 competitions, and subsequently disqualified from one (because I couldn’t attend the slam finals night!). I read it at the… Continue reading