Stay a while to share my thoughts on writing and life.

July 2009

Lots of exciting news for July, starting with a visit to ‘tropical’ Inverness in late June. With the sun shining and an inspiring award ceremony, my short story ‘Hands’ won the second prize in the Neil… READ MORE

June 2009

The month of June tends to bring optimism and inspiration. Perhaps it is the promise of summer, the clear-blue skies and the raising temperatures. The longest day of the year is just around the corner, and… READ MORE

March 2009

Gazing at the lengthening purple twilights and taking in the sights of budding primroses and daffodils has convinced me: winter’s really over. It is time for a spring clean – not only around the house and… READ MORE

January 2009

Welcome to 2009 – a year full of reading, writing and hopefully many other good things. For me it started well, with my first collection of short stories now available from and from bookshops near… READ MORE