Out of Office

I was absolutely thrilled when my short story “Out of Office” was selected to feature in “The Word for Freedom“, an anthology published by Retreat West Books to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. The book is raising money for the charity Hestia so it’s all for a very good cause. The anthology is on saleContinue reading “Out of Office”

The Word for Freedom

I’m delighted to announce that my short story “Out of Office” is going to be included in “The Word for Freedom” anthology, a collection of stories of women’s suffrage published by Retreat West Books to raise money for the charity Hestia. It’s due to be published at the beginning of November to coincide with the Hundred YearsContinue reading “The Word for Freedom”

A fable for New Year: the story of a little tug boat named Good Will

Once upon a time in a far away land, there was a little harbour. It was nestled in a curving bay surrounded by gently undulating hills. Seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year, the little harbour was a constant whirl of action. Fishing vessels flocked in and out as they chased their catch. CruiseContinue reading “A fable for New Year: the story of a little tug boat named Good Will”

Your call is important to us

As a journalist, I spend a significant proportion of my working life on the telephone. I’d like to say that this time is productively spent confirming facts, drawing out interviewees and generally uncovering stories worthy of a Pulitzer Prize. Unfortunately, reality is somewhat different. Picture the scene. It’s one minute to five on a FridayContinue reading “Your call is important to us”

Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story Competition 2014

I’m over the moon to have been awarded second prize in the Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story Competition 2014 for my story Authentic Athens. It was a pretty exciting night being asked to read an extract out in front of an audience which included a Booker prize finalist, gulp! Fortunately they all laughed in the right places.Continue reading “Ilkley Literature Festival Short Story Competition 2014”