Hello, and thank you for visiting my site. I hope that you'll return often and always find something of interest about my world and what inspires me to pick up a pen. (This is a figure of speech, unfortunately. My handwriting is terrible!) Here's what I've been up to recently...

With my judge’s hat on…

I’ve entered many writing competitions, been successful in some and gnashed my teeth over others. That said, it made a refreshing change to be invited both to come up with a theme and to judge a flash fiction competition for Erewash Writers. As well as offering authors the opportunity to publicise their books and competition winners to see their work published on line, EW donate part of the proceeds to charity each year. To learn more, take a look at http://erewashwriterscompetition.weebly.com/

As many of my stories have a twist in the tail (or tale?), the theme I set was ‘Seize the day, but don’t be surprised if it bites back!’ Not surprisingly, entrants interpreted this in many different ways – serious, humorous and downright bizarre. I was delighted to send a copy of the omnibus edition of my short story collections to John Parker for his entry Just Desserts.  Andrew Campbell-Kearsey came a close second with The Truth Shall Set You Free and I should like to wish both these gentlemen all the best for their future writing.


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