I am a writer of poetry, short stories, flash fiction and novels. I live near London and belong to a local Writer's Group. I find mugs to tea, snacks and Trance music mixes from YouTube help the creative writing process! My preferred writing time is early morning but I will write anytime. I once took part in NaNoWriMo and wrote 50,000 words of a crime novel in three weeks. One morning I got up at 3am to write a scene. The draft novel is still sitting on my laptop!
My publishing record:
What the Dickens?
Visual Verse (online)
The People's Friend
Spooky Tales (2014),
OU Poets (various)
Sounding out Heaven and Earth (Spire Trust 2004)
Short Cuts Poetry
Light Through the Mist (edited by Helen Cox) 2018
Highly commended in Borders/Kingston University Short Cuts Poetry (2004)
Runner up in Foyles 'Childhood Memories' online competition (2012).
Second Prize in Kingston Libraries Poetry Competition 2013 and 2016 and commended in 2014
Second prize winner in The New Writer 17th Annual Prose & Poetry Competition 2013.
SHORT STORIES & FLASH FICTION:
Eyelands Anthology 2016 (shortlisted story in competition)
Retreat West Short Story Writing Competition 2016 (shortlisted) Story published in What Was Left Anthology 2017
Nottingham Writers' Club Short Story Competition 2017 (longlisted)
Dorset Fiction Award 2017 (longlisted)
Words Magazine short story competition on the theme of murder 2017 (shortlisted)
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My blog Piece of the Attraction is culture based. I write about walks, exhibitions, music, museums, journeys and seeking out the quiet and obscure places.