Between events yesterday (I ran the free workshop during the afternoon and then taught in the evening) I had a little time to kill and ended up picking up the library’s copy of The Giving Tree. I’d never read it before (how??). It’s stunning. It’s beautiful and it is, I think, the perfect story. Enjoy! […]

Just Do It

So, the free event I did for Adult Learners’ Week on Tuesday went well. I’ve done a couple of events like this before (I’ve just noticed, to my horror, that the last one was five years ago), and always end up coming out of them thinking what a good idea they are; giving people the […]

Me, Live, On Tuesday

Just a quick note to say that I’ll be appearing at the fabulous Bollington library next Tuesday (21st of May) to talk about writing and publishing and helping with people’s work and all that kind of thing. I’ll be there from 2 until 7, so if there’s anything you’d like to know or like help […]

Why Writing is Not a Straight Line

When I first started blogging, way back in 2006, Aliya Whiteley’s was the first I remember reading regularly. If memory serves, both of our first books came out at about that time. She also accepted a short story I wrote when she was the editor over at Serendipity. I like her. She’s ace. And she […]