‘Stories From Home’ Anthology

Absolutely delighted to have a wee flash fiction piece on the French Revolution included in this wonderful anthology edited by Dr Hayleigh Barclay and Dr Sylvia Hehir.

All proceeds from ‘Stories From Home‘ will go to The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC), a charity dedicated to ‘the mental, physical and financial wellbeing’ of the UK’s life-saving ambulance community.

The anthology is packed with over 60 poems and stories donated by over 40 writers including Carolyn Jess-Cooke, Zoe Strachan, Louise Welsh, Rob Maslen, Olga Wojtas, Elizabeth Reeder, Colin Herd, and contains everything from comedy to crime to fantasy and historical fiction.

So, if you can, head on over to your favourite ebook store and help to support this amazing charity.

A huge thank you to Dr Hayleigh Barclay and Dr Sylvia Hehir for allowing me to take part.


A huge thank you to Dr Hayleigh Barclay and Dr Sylvia Hehir for allowing me to take part.

APR Submission Time

Currently sacrificing my 10,000 word APR submission to the Old Gods. That’s how it’s done, isn’t it? That’s how you progress to the next year of the MFA?

#amwriting #crimefiction #historicalcrime #viledeeds #amediting #murderpen

First four chapters of #VileDeeds

First Steps into Novel Writing

This picture represents my first steps in progressing from writing short stories to tackling longer fiction. I mean, the longest piece I’ve ever written in one story world is 5,000 words. So, to have over 13,000 proper, crafted words, it’s an absolute bloody joy.

Yes, I know many of you reading this will have written multiple books, but this first one is so fucking special to me. To get this far, while navigating ME and receiving treatment for Emotional Intensity Disorder, it’s an enormous fucking breakthrough and deserving of all the swears.

I’m learning that there’s no feeling quite like completing another chapter. By the end of this year, I hope to experience the feels of having a completed book to edit and play with.

In the meantime, though, I have no qualms in giving myself a hearty ‘Whirrooo!’ and ‘Gaun yersel, Hen!’

#selfdiscovery #pompomshaking #naeshame