Published in Heritage Anthology 2019

It was great to receive the news that my short story The Hat Pin and two of my poems, DNA and Empty Words had been chosen to appear in the University of Gloucestershire's Heritage Anthology.  You can read The Hat Pin here and the two poems can be found on the  Poetry page.

Finding Freedom with David Lemon

It takes a special kind of person to walk 2000 miles in 292 days. That special kind of person is David Lemon. The first person recorded in history to walk the entire length of the Zambezi River.  I talked to David about his incredible journey which he started when he was 67 years old, proving... Continue Reading →

Mother’s Gone

My short story, Mother's Gone, was published in Shadows New Writing VI in 2017. The story is about a daughter coming to terms with her Mother’s Dementia. The young woman returns home to find life at home has moved on without her and her arrival threatens the equilibrium the family has created. Here's the story:... Continue Reading →

Just do it!

“I’ll always regret never having done anything with my life,” said Mum as we walked across the park.  It was nearly 30 years ago but I’ll never forget our conversation.  It had been lightly snowing and we were wrapped up, walking arm in arm, taking a stroll after Sunday lunch. “You don’t realise,” she said. ... Continue Reading →

Shortlisted for poetry competition

I received a lovely email this morning from Olive O'Brien from Creative Writing Ink to say that my poem had been shortlisted for their monthly competition. This is the first poetry competition I've entered so I was thrilled to receive the news.  I wrote the poem after spending the afternoon with my father who was... Continue Reading →

A little flash just for you

It was a night to remember, Smokey Joe's was full to the rafters, the wine was flowing, the atmosphere was relaxed, the press photographers were poised.... it was the launch of the 2017 Cheltenham Poetry Festival! D.D. Johnston and Tyler Keevil, authors and senior tutors at the University of Gloucestershire kicked off the event with readings... Continue Reading →

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