Month: October 2018

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A LONG APPRENTICESHIP

There I was, at the alarmingly young age of 19, holding my first acceptance letter from a Conde Nast publication: the editor of BRIDES magazine had accepted my very first piece of writing submitted in the hopes of being published, a humorous article entitled SISTER OF THE BRIDE, and was paying me £15 for the...

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Flash 500

I have just heard that a piece of flash fiction I wrote for Flash 500 -in fact, my first entry to a flash fiction competition  – has reached the long list and is now going through to the next stage of this particular competition. An encouraging and welcome piece of news to receive on a...

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Cretan Escape

Nine days or so in Crete back at our house, Blue Heaven, in Gavalohori, and there’s time to return to my new novel and actually make some progress.  Writing whilst looking out at the White Mountains in one direction, over the village and across to the coast in the other, somehow makes it far easier...