Category Archives: Inspiration

Leominster Bookfair

Leominster Festival starts on 2nd June and continues until 11th June with a variety of entertainment, fun, music and family outings. For full details see the website: http://www.leominster-festival.com

The Family Fun Day is on Saturday June 10th on The Grange and includes a Bookfair – a must for all book lovers. There will be books for sale, local authors and publishers to discuss writing and publishing. There will be a Children’s Corner with storytelling and performance.

Come and browse, chat, enjoy the entertainment as you wander around the Grange. While you’re there, explore historic Grange Court, entry free.

I hope to see you there.

Long time, no blog!

Hello Everyone,

I thought it about time I re-entered the world of writing. Due to a family bereavement I hadn’t written a word since Christmas. Then, in early August, I went to Swanwick Writers Summer School in Derbyshire for a week. 300 writers under one roof! Amazing, the chatter was tremendous. It was impossible to think of anything else and with courses, workshops, speakers, panels, quizzes and, of course, entertainment, it was a full-on week and so inspirational. I have come back, picked up the threads of my supernatural/mystery/obsessive love story which has been languishing half finished. My new mantra: “I will write 500 words…” Like New Year’s Resolutions I’m not sure how long it will last, but at least I’m on the keyboard again!

Dark Romance?

I was discussing with fellow writers why my nice romantic tales have become dark and inclined to the supernatural – although I’ve always loved ghost stories, but the spirits are usually benign! Is it the weather or am I getting cynical? Finally got a cover for my latest tale:

 

Love dies, obsession is born; and waits, festering, for fate to choose the moment ...

Love dies, obsession is born; and waits, festering, for fate to choose the moment …

A Tale for Halloween

Halloween – a night when spirits rise and terrify our senses. Prepare for that spooky feeling – download Deadly Obsession, 99p from Amazon.

Swanwick Writers Summer School

A week in the beautiful Derbyshire countryside at Swanwick for the Writers Summer School. Amazing courses, workshops, talks, speakers – never ending entertainment with the highlight on the last night – a pantomime, absolutely hilarious! Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the week a success. I came away truly inspired and already looking forward to next year. Hi to all the friends I made there

Book Fair at Leominster Festival

What a day for writers! The Book Fair was held in the wonderful Grange Court which, besides being an historic venue, boasts a café with homemade cakes to feed the hungry exhibitors. So many writers, so many books, poetry, children’s, fantasy, novels, short story collections; the choice was varied, a book for everyone. The sun shone for visitors and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thanks to those who attended my workshop on short story writing – we had great fun! I shall expect short stories produced from all those who attended – we created some inspirational ideas for plot and characters. Thanks particularly to Peter Ellis, who organised the Fair and to his wife, Alison, for her work behind the book stall and everyone else who put in so much hard work to make the day a success

Leominster Library Social Evening

On Thursday, 30th April, the Friends of Leominster Library are organising a fund raising social event in Leominster Library between 7.30pm and 9.00pm. It will be a fun evening, admission £3.00, to include refreshments. I will be talking about: The ups and downs of a short story  writer, and there will  be time for questions and chat. No need to book, just come along and enjoy the evening

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