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A Tour Around Endless Street

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Rebecca Lloyd to my blog to answer a few questions as part of the tour for her new short story collection; The View From Endless Street, published by WiDo Publishing on April 8th this year. Rebecca won the … Continue reading

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Someone Else’s Major Book Launch (and minor one of my own)

Last night I went to Foyles in Bristol for the launch of my good writing friend, Sarah Hilary’s bound-to-be-major first novel; Someone Else’s Skin, published by Headline in the UK and Penguin in the US. I’m convinced Sarah is destined to … Continue reading

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National Flash-Fiction Day – Saturday, 22nd June 2013

National Flash-Fiction Day will be here in a flash and Bristol will be celebrating in style with an afternoon of workshops given by Flash-Fiction Day founder, Calum Kerr and author of My Mother was an Upright Piano, Tania Hershman. Plus, … Continue reading

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Launching Pangea

Pangea is here! Or, more accurately, Pangea is all over the world. As hinted at in the title, Pangea: An Anthology of Stories from Around the Globe is a collection of stories written by writers from far reaching corners of the world … Continue reading

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‘Twisted Tales: Flash-fiction with a twist’ A new anthology from Raging Aardvark Publications.

(And I’m pleased to say ‘Twisted Tales’ features one of my stories!) What do Hemmingway, Kafka, Chekov and Lovecraft have in common (other than they are writers?) They wrote powerful stories in what is now coined Flash Fiction, so while there’s … Continue reading

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Flash-Fiction South West Anthology:

This arrived yesterday and I must say it’s a beautiful piece of work. What’s more it’s filled with 53 beautiful pieces of flash fiction – and one of them’s mine! All thanks to Rachel Carter who arranged, co-ordinated and generally oversaw and bore the … Continue reading

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World Book Day

I had a wonderful afternoon on Thursday (World Book Day), reading a number of my stories to the lovely people at the Headway Charity at Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. They invited me to share the event with the fantastic Bristol … Continue reading

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A River of Blood (Flash Fiction No. 7)

(This story was in the final six shortlisted for the Swanezine 2011 Short Story Competition) Blanche sat up in bed staring at the wallpaper opposite; at red roses playing on a pale blue sky, till they slipped out of focus and … Continue reading

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A Cure for Writers’ Block (Flash Fiction No.6)

First, a word of explanation. As part of the fantastic Bristol Festival of Literature in October, the lovely Tania Hershman hosted a fun exercise for curing writers’ block. Tania asked the writers who took part in the Citywide Story event, … Continue reading

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National Flash Fiction Day

Have you heard about National Fiction Day yet? The idea was recently launched by Calum Kerr and it has already attracted a lot of attention. Flash Fiction worthies such as Tania Hershman, Vanessa Gebbie, David Gaffney, Kirsty Logan, Valerie O’Riordan, … Continue reading

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