Moving Old Dust Around in The First Line

Loud music filled the room, making it hard to hear anything else. I wrote a story flowing from that sentence which I had been trying to find a way to tell for a couple of years. I gave it the title Moving Old Dust Around and I am delighted to say that once again the editors, David and Robin LaBounty, chose to include my story in the published issue. [READ MORE...]

Used To It in Soliloquies Anthology

Used To It is set in a zoo during a heatwave. It is a story about settling periods after changes, and the strength needed to enter into such a state of acclimatisation, resisting the pull of lethargically staying with the status quo, even when that is not one which makes you happy. [READ MORE ...]

Lot’s Daughters in Crossways

I am very pleased to finally have this tale out of my head and in the world. I knew the subject matter would be a little niche, thought it would be difficult to find a publisher for it. As it happened, though, I only had two rejections before it found its right home, which was Crossways.

50 Book Recommendations

Whether you want inspiration for Christmas presents, or ideas for what to read to complete your GoodReads challenge, or you'd just like to laugh at my bad taste to cheer you up on a grey day, I thought this might be a good time to post a list of 50 of my favourite books...