2019 brings welcome encouragement: First place in the Bridport Prize, Flash Fiction, with ‘Aftermath’Continue reading “Winner in a flash! Bridport Prize 2019”
The Chicken Soup Murder has been shortlisted for a prize three times. Here are the ups and down in the birth and life of a novel.Continue reading “Knock three times”
Shortlisted again: will it be third time lucky for my novel The Chicken Soup Murder?Continue reading “Third time lucky?”
‘A book launch is a bit like a wedding, except that you’ve done something to deserve it.’ Continue reading “Launching the Soup!”
On Tuesday 21 November, I’ll be reconnecting Bridport Past to Bridport Present with the launch of my debut novel, The Chicken Soup Murder.
I like solitude. Even before I needed peace for writing (though, come to think of it, I’ve managed to work with the sound of sanding and drilling going on for the past few years) I liked being on my own: to hear my own thoughts and observe the world and dream, not having to talk (except to myself) or be derailed by someone else’s thought train.
And then you take yourself and your work out in public …
Tuesday 26 of September 2017 was that special day when I saw my novel as a book, with a life of its own, for the first time.
Gestation time for a novel is almost always a lot longer than it takes to produce a human baby. Continue reading “Novel? Due date delayed”