Wednesday, February 15, 2023

FUEL anthology publication day!


It's publication day for the anthology I edited, FUEL: 75 prizewinning flash fictions by authors around the globe raising funds to fight #FuelPoverty! Buy the book here:—all proceeds donated to
Authors: Kathryn Aldridge-Morris, Gail Anderson, Jack Barker-Clark, Zoe Barkham, Laurie Bolger, Andrew Boulton, Melissa Bowers, Sharon Boyle, Jude Brewer, Peter Burns, Claire Carroll, Matthew Castle, Kim Catanzarite, Kevin Cheeseman, Tim Craig, Kit de Waal, Emily Devane, Monica Dickson, Dara Yen Elerath, Abby Feden, Jeremy Galgut, Frances Gapper, Jo Gatford, Rosie Garland, Vanessa Gebbie, Lucy Goldring, Tania Hershman, Sarah Hilary, Sara Hills, Marissa Hoffmann, Patrick Holloway, Mary-Jane Holmes, Barbara Kuessner Hughes, Vicki Jarrett, Gaynor Jones, Louise J Jones, Taria Karillion, Ida Keogh, Brenden Layte, Cathy Lennon, D. Brody Lipton, Michael Logan, Rosaleen Lynch, Fiona McKay, Pauline Masurel, Sherry Morris, Rachel O’Cleary, Valerie O’Riordan, Gillian O’Shaughnessy, Phil Olsen, Sam Payne, Doug Ramspeck, Angela Readman, Electra Rhodes, Jane Roberts, Iain Rowan, Nicholas Ruddock, Iona Rule, Helen Rye, Bean Sawyer, Seamus Scanlon, Bernadette M Smyth, Brianna Snow, David Swann, Dri Chiu Tattersfield, Sharon Telfer, Elisabeth Ingram Wallace, Rob Walton, Terry Warren, Rowena Warwick, Mandy Wheeler, Joanna Will, Jo Withers, Alison Woodhouse

Friday, February 03, 2023

FUEL: An Anthology of 75 Prize-Winning Flash Fictions Raising Funds to Fight Fuel Poverty


I made a book! FUEL is an anthology of 75 flash fictions from authors around the globe that have all won first prize in a competition - with all proceeds donated to fuel poverty charities here in the UK! Publication date is Feb 15th, you can find out more and pre-order here - and please do join us at the online launch party, hosted by Writers HQ, also on Feb 15th, tickets pay-what-you-can, all proceeds donated to fuel poverty charities.

Copies are already out in the world - this photo is by one of the 75 brilliant anthology contributors, Sara Hills!

Friday, December 09, 2022

Discount new book bundle


Books make great gifts! I have a limited number of bundles of both my new books — Still Life With Octopus, my poetry collection, + my hybrid novel, Go On — at a delicious discount price of £20! Paypal links here, let me know if you'd like them signed

Saturday, November 19, 2022

Go On Hybrid Novel Book Launch

 I had the most wonderful time on Thursday evening launching my debut novel, Go On, a hybrid "fictional memoir in collage" published by Broken Sleep Books, in conversation with the wonderful poet Andrew McMillan! My philosophy whenever I do a reading or give a talk is, first, to not be boring, and, second, to be useful in some way - and I wanted to do this even though it was my own book launch - I wanted to pass on permission to other writers to write odd, uncategorizable books! If you'd like to watch the launch, it's now up on YouTube, you can watch it below - and there's more info about the book here:

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Reading & Q&A with NZ writer Frankie McMillan

 I'm so excited about my first event as Arvon's writer-in-residence: hosting an online reading and Q&A on Wed Nov 23 at 7.15pm UK time with brilliant NZ flash writer & poet Frankie McMillan - one of my new favourite writers! Here's the beginning of one of her flash stories, published in Cleaver magazine, to whet your appetite:


Annie Edson Taylor, 1901
by Frankie McMillan


Picture the cold dark inside of the barrel. Annie feeling her way over the padded mattress to a harness hanging from the side. The barrel sways in the water. Picture her fastening herself upright into the harness, pulling the leather strap tight across her chest. Picture Annie flailing about, she can’t find her lucky heart-shaped pillow. Now picture the barrel picking up speed, with the current, heading straight towards the falls.


It’s not as if falling was something new. Early on, I fell from my crib, I fell through haystacks, I fell from grace, I fell behind the church to kiss the bridesmaids, I fell between heaven and hell then into marriage



Read the full story here - book your ticket here See you there!