Despite my lack of blogging I have been writing! I struggle to do both.
In June ‘From the rooftops’ was published by Riptide. I was asked to read the story at the launch of the collection at the ‘Cultures of the Suburbs Conference,’ at Exeter University. It was great to meet other talented writers. Thrilled that Michael Rosen wrote the Foreword.
Kitsune, is a short story about Freya, who licks the bones of a chicken and forages for gifts to bring her husband at the end of the night. It has been published in the latest issue of the New Writer.
You can now buy You, Me and a bit of We, published by Chuffed Buff Books as a paperback or to read on your Kindle. It is a celebration of writing in the first and second person.
My story Cockle Shells is included in this collection and explores how a young girl comes to terms with her grief through the passage of time.
New Flavours was recorded by Elizabeth Bower and is now on-line at Great Stories with Heart to listen to or download. If you like rum and raisin, tutti-frutti and cherry ice-cream this maybe to your taste.
I was lucky enough to win the Sophie King Prize with this short story.
The Sequined Shawl is now available to read on-line at r.kv.ry quarterly literary journal. The wonderful watercolour artist Marilyn Sears Bourbon features in this issue and her painting ‘Survivor’ has been selected to accompany my story. The other stories, poems and essays are also a real pleasure to read. Hope you enjoy this issue and any comments are always appreciated.
Thanks to Marilyn Sears Bourbon for allowing her work to be displayed on this blog.