Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.

‘It was nearly 2am. Barker had arranged to meet Hill in this god-forsaken place upon the hour. He shuddered, but it was not due to the inclement weather, although the night was indeed a fearful one; thunder rumbled in the distance, intermittent flashes of lightning illuminating the sky in bursts and Barker was soaked toContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.”

Story number 2: The Bog-man

‘HIs face was like old, brown leather, weather-beaten as if he had spent too much time in the sun. His skin was so lined and creased, yet at the same time, strangely shiny. He did look as if he was sleeping; creased leather eyelids shut over almost empty sockets…Death had marked his expression with hisContinue reading “Story number 2: The Bog-man”

Breaking news!

My second book, a collection of poetry called Tourist to the Sun, is now into the publication process. It’s being published by Tsaunderspublications and includes many previously published poems but now all in one place and my own book. The amazing cover (to be revealed soon) is designed by The incredibly talented Lynn Stuart, whoContinue reading “Breaking news!”

another few reasons this is an auspicious day…

My son finished his Uni year 2. He is on for a first or high 2:1. That’s an amazing achievement. Well done Jacob Rush! My husband, no doubt, has helped some patients today. I have passed the first module of my Autism level 2 course. I have another acting job and begin to rehearse inContinue reading “another few reasons this is an auspicious day…”

If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day

Well, I have finally done it! I have checked and proof-read my book for the umpteenth time and I really hope there is nothing either I or the publisher has missed! I am very happy with it and so I being the journey toward the publication of my first book of short stories, The CameraContinue reading “If there was ever an auspicious day, today is that day”

New publications for the new year!

Hello and a happy new year to everyone. I ended a strange year with something positive – first I recorded my piece for a show on radio Suffolk which is connected to the Wolsey Writers. This project was about ‘Transformation Myths’ and my poem closes the show, along with an introduction to a song. It’sContinue reading “New publications for the new year!”

Winning and losing

I managed to get a very dark and emotional story based on a true life experience (not mine) on the shortlist of a magazine competition. https://www.eyriepress.co.uk/2021/12/03/2021-short-story-competition-results/ As you can see, I didn’t win it. I did receive two emails which hinted it was a clear personal favourite, which elicited a really powerful emotional response. TheContinue reading “Winning and losing”