A big thank you and a little bit of news


This month, Public Lending Right information is available for authors to view and it is lovely to see that my books are still being borrowed from libraries. A big thank you to librarians, libraries and, of course, to readers. Also, a heart-felt hurrah to all those involved in the admin of the scheme.


And, as they say, ‘in other news’ …

Delighted to be longlisted in the Edinburgh Award for Flash Fiction. Very happy that my story will be published in the Anthology too.

Congratulations to all those shortlisted. Good luck at the Flash Bash.

Another great event


Last week I was in Middlesbrough for the Crossing the Tees Short Story Competition Awards Ceremony. It was a lovely event – a real celebration of people being able to get together to enjoy writing and, of course, reading.

As ever I was impressed by the kindness and enthusiasm of the library service and staff and the drive of those who bring Book Festivals to life.

Congratulations to the winners and commended writers who, along with all of us who were shortlisted, will see their work in ‘Crossing the Tees – the fifth short story anthology’.

I’m not sure the photo below has all the writers who attended in it, but at least it’s a taste of the evening!

Crossing the Tees Short Story Competition


I am delighted to be shortlisted in the Crossing the Tees Short Story Competition. There’s an Awards evening in April where the winners will be announced and where the Competition Anthology, featuring all the shortlisted stories, will be launched.

Crossing the Tees Book Festival (11-17 June) is supported by funding from Arts Council England and brought to you by Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland Library Services. You can find the website here.