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Tuesday, 29 May 2018

Stroud Short Stories May 2018

On May 20th, I was lucky enough to read again at the brilliant Stroud Short Stories event for Gloucestershire writers. Videos of the readers are on the website here.



There is a video of me reading my story, The Journey To Everywhere. on Stroud Community TV


It was fantastic to meet up with writer friends again and listen to such an entertaining variety of stories. As always, tickets quickly sold out and the audience gave the readers a warm and enthusiastic response. There is something special about reading your work aloud, particularly when the listeners laugh in all the right places!

Thank you so much to the magnificent John Holland and Ali Bacon, for reading and judging the stories, and also for working so hard to make the event such a success.

Later this year there will be a Stroud Short Stories anthology which includes the stories in every event from November 2015.

The next Stroud Short Stories event, on November 11th, will be part of the Stroud Book Festival.

Monday, 21 May 2018

24 Stories of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire

All the proceeds from this beautiful anthology will help survivors of the Grenfell Tower fire.


24 Stories of Hope for Survivors of the Grenfell Tower Fire will be published by Unbound on June 14th, the anniversary of the tragedy.

After losing their homes, friends and loved ones, survivors of the fire continue to be in great need of support, not only with the obvious practicalities, but also with the devastating and long-term effects of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

24 Stories is available from Amazon, edited by actress Kathy Burke, and many of the authors are very well-known. The theme is community and hope for the future. (I am honoured to have my story, 'Nearly There', included.)

If you can, please give your support to this deserving cause.