Beautiful Trees’ First Outing

A couple of weeks ago I was at the Off The Shelf Festival Words festival in Sheffield, where I sat on a panel along with Marina Lewycka (of Ukrainian Tractors fame) and Virginia Macgregor, who were both lovely. I got to hear Marina read from We Are All Made of Glue, and Virgina read from […]

Want to be Judged by Stephen King?

As it’s my favourite time of the year (autumn) and as we’ve just celebrated my favourite thing that people celebrate (Halloween), this seems incredibly timely – especially as it’s got everything to do with my favourite form (the short story): a short story competition judged by Stephen King. I love what he said here: There’s something […]