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!