Yesterday I had an amazing bit of writing news, which is that the Everyday Kindness anthology I contributed a story to last year is to be released as an audiobook. Not only that, the book will be narrated by a whole host of actors and actresses, including [pauses for breath] Dame Julie Walters, Celia Imrie,… Read More Everyday Kindness star-studded audiobook news!
Just a quick post to say how chuffed I am to be included in a new anthology of work showcasing Cork writers. Cork Words 2 is edited by Patricia Looney, on behalf of Cork City Libraries, and was published this week. It contains poetry, prose and non-fiction contributions by fifty writers including such talents as… Read More Cork Words 2 anthology
Back in December, I happened upon this tweet by UK writer LJ Ross, author of the popular DCI Ryan series of crime novels: If you’ll remember, this was a time when everyone was weary from all the lockdowns and the news was wall-to-wall misery – unlike now when everything’s, erm… never mind. An uplifting project… Read More Everyday Kindness anthology
Please excuse all the ‘me-me-me’ news, but things have a way of happening together. Today I have a new flash published in Ellipsis zine. I’m pretty excited about it because I love the consistently good work featured in this literary journal. But I’ve also been a bit anxious about the timing and how it would… Read More ‘Sing Hope from Rooftops’ in Ellipsis zine
Online literary journals are wonderful. Fact. From a readers’ perspective, they’re easily accessible, free to read and – for the most part – packed with quality writing. For writers, they offer an opportunity to get work out into the world (often for the first time), the confidence boost of an acceptance and a credit to… Read More A couple of Best Microfiction 2020 nominations
Today I have a flash published in UK literary journal Lunate. It’s called ‘Mind Games’, and it’s about the worst type of hypnotist. Lunate is a new journal, but the work they’ve been publishing over the past few months is of such consistently high quality that it: 1) inspired me to aim high by trying… Read More ‘Mind Games’ published in Lunate Fiction