Heating things up

When a last-minute invite to spend the weekend in a sauna crops up in your inbox, what's a girl to do? In this case, book train tickets down to Leeds to join a handful of other artists for some R&D on the possibilities of the rather gorgeous horse-box converted into wood-fired sauna that is Bethany … Continue reading Heating things up

Happy-news *blows kisses* #anchoredterset

Thanks to all you amazing people being generous with your support, Samantha and I won the People's Choice Award category of the New Media Writing Prize for our iPad app, Recollections: 12 vignettes from Lashihai. Coming from the same quarter, we're in the final stages of publishing a limited edition printed version of the app … Continue reading Happy-news *blows kisses* #anchoredterset

Your vote counts- tell a friend!

I was very excited this week to hear that Recollections: 12 vignettes from Lashihai, (my digital artists book for iPad created with Samantha Silver as two.5) has been shortlisted for the New Media Writing Prize. The judge's decision is announced on the 20th January, but public voting is now open for the People's Choice Award: … Continue reading Your vote counts- tell a friend!

5 tech tool tips for writers

I found a new techy helper for my writing yesterday (see no.1 below) and it got me thinking about some of the different techy tools I use to help the different facets of my life as a writer. In the evangelistic mood of new year's resolutions and the joy of passing on helpful things, here's my current … Continue reading 5 tech tool tips for writers

A seasonal alternative to bookshelves: DIY book Christmas tree

My sister-in-law sent us a text with a picture of a christmas tree made out of books, possibly as a joke. One month, a set of fairylights and all the book piled in the hallway later, we're set up for Christmas in the new flat. When we moved out of  Newcastle, I got as far as … Continue reading A seasonal alternative to bookshelves: DIY book Christmas tree

A meaningful response: #shortstories for #socialworkers

Lovely social workers who have been in touch and requested copies, or who have stumbled across this blog post by recommendation/accident: please remember to send us in your feedback! Email: ncenla@ncl.ac.uk with the subject line ‘Intervening Fictions feedback’ Post: Intervening Fictions Feedback, Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Percy Building, Newcastle University, NE1 7RU In … Continue reading A meaningful response: #shortstories for #socialworkers

Intervening Fictions: social workers wanted for feedback!

I'm looking for social workers to read three short stories inspired by the differences social workers make, and then to email me some feedback on them. Please pass this on to anyone you know who may be interested or have social work connections! Download the pamphlet as a PDF: Intervening fictions story pamphlet I also have a … Continue reading Intervening Fictions: social workers wanted for feedback!

Ten things about me on the Female First website

Jump over to Female First's website for an author feature of ten things you didn't know about me. No spoilers but an additional 11th thing would have to be that my grandmother was the first female union representative at Taskers Metals works in Andover. FYI, Female First is the UK's largest independently owned women's lifestyle magazine.