Waiting for You

‘Waiting for you’ can now be downloaded on Ether books. This is a short story about a mother waiting for her daughter to come home late one night.

I found Bridget Whelan’s guide to suspense ‘Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid’ in her Back to Creative Writing School book very useful in getting the mood, pace and tension just right. Thank you, Bridget!

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Mother and Child by Marilyn Sears Bourbon


Catching Up

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.


Cockle Shells

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.

A celebration of writing in the first, second and third person.

A celebration of writing in the first, second and third person.

The Sequined Shawl

Marilyn Sears Bourbon

Survivor Marilyn Sears Bourbon

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.