It’s Been a While

It’s been a while since I’ve done a meme on here (I think I’ve actually done this one a couple of times before, but that shouldn’t be a cause for worry). Big thanks to Oscar Windsor-Smith for awarding me a Versatile Blogger Award. Now I must tell you good people 7 things about me that […]

Flash Mob

First of all, my apologies for being a bit of a crap blogger of late. I’ve been ridiculously busy (and STRESSED!) and quite honestly haven’t had the time (or space in my brain) to post anything vaguely sensible here for a while. But things are better now. I’m almost up to date with things. Everything […]

Minifiction Interview

And here’s me talking to Jamie at Minifiction, about, well, mini fiction. And short stories Vs novels, stories taking unexpected turns, and the short story scene here in the UK (yes, it could be a little less closed). Amongst other things. Do pop along. And feel free to leave a comment (whether you agree or think […]

More of me chatting

…can be found here.

Quick Chat

Here’s me having a quick chat with Fat Roland (who will also be there tomorrow – see previous post)…

Awesome S. Manchester Short Story Stuff + Me, Reading

I have been VERY busy of late (hence still being in my office at this time) and I meant to post this earlier. But, I’m here, and I’m posting it now (better late than never, and all that!). Mostly, because I think it’s really cool and it’s something I’m really looking forward to (and hoping […]

Free Books and an ISBN

I love this idea (explained by Fiction Writers Review here) of giving away a collection of stories for Short Story Month (May) and it’s something I’m going to try to do (I just need to decide which collection to give away). Two people are offering you the chance to get your mits on a free […]

Me: Interviewed

A quick one today, to point you in the direction of Carolyn Jess-Cooke’s blog, where I talk to her about writing and stories and all sorts. I really enjoyed that one, I hope you do too.

Alan McCormick Interview

It’s a real pleasure to welcome Alan McCormick to the blog today, to talk to me about his book, ‘Dogsbodies and Scumsters‘ published by the utterly wonderful Roastbooks. It’s a collection of flash fiction. It’s illustrated. And, as I said, it’s published by Roastbooks. Interesting? I thought so. Here we go… Welcome to the blog, […]


Michael Kimball’s ‘Us’ has just been published in the US. I read it (under its UK banner) last year and utterly loved it. Here’s what I said about it at the time: *** How Much of Us There Was by Michael Kimball, broke my heart. There’s not much else to say about it. It is, as I expected, […]