Thursday, November 26, 2020

Kickstart your writing - from January!

I'm going to be running my 2 hour Zoom Kickstart Your Writing workshop on the first Monday of every month from January, 7pm UK time: a mix of reading, discussion & writing exercises to get you writing, from poems to stories, non-fic & hybrids! It will cost £20 per workshop, you can sign up for as few or as many as you like, with a discount for 3 or more - and there will be free places available for those who need them.

Everyone welcome, beginners and more experienced writers who need a bit of a firmly gentle shove! Email to sign up.

Friday, November 13, 2020

My own shop on

You may have heard of a brand-new online bookselling initiative,, which not only sells books but raises funds to support local bookshops! It's a brilliant way to make sure we don't lose these vital booksellers, so please do use it for your book-buying needs. Publishers can have their own shops too - my fantastic publisher Nine Arches has one.


But not just that - authors can also set up their own virtual shop, which I have just done, so that, as well as buying signed copies direct from me through, you can now buy a selection of my books through my own shop on the new UK website - as well as browse an ever-growing list of books that inspire my own writing, from octopuses to short stories, poetry and hybrids! And I received 10% of any book sales through my shop, which is a real boost to authors, especially those of us published by small presses. Happy shopping!

Thursday, October 08, 2020

Celebrating Libraries for National Libraries Week



"I wake up dreaming of libraries..." 

 Listen to my love letter on the RLF's latest podcast to two of Manchester's glorious libraries for National Libraries week: Manchester's Central Library and The Portico, it's privately-owned sister just a few minutes' walk away. #LoveLibraries #LibrariesWeek

Monday, October 05, 2020

and what if we were allowed to disappear...

So, my book, 'and what if we were all allowed to disappear'... is about to disappear! It's a limited edition, so when it's gone, it's gone. If you're in the mood for a sparkly gold particle-physics-inspired hybrid book, grab one from my delicious publisher here, or you can grab a signed copy direct from me, while stocks last! Click here for Paypal details.