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.

interview with Les Femmes Folles

Earlier this month Samantha and I were interviewed about our first collaborative digital book, Dirty Laundry, by Les Femmes Folles,an organisation and online journal supporting and celebrating all forms, styles and levels of art. Posting up the initial drafts made me think more deeply about my personal writing processes and how those were adapting to the [...]

Flashing around: June 2014 round-up

Mildred passed Ernie the small silver jug of cream and he attempted to balance the blue cup and saucer on the thick ridges of his corduroy trousers. extract from 'Things We Do Not Talk About' June has been a flash-fiction month for me, perhaps appropriately as it has the shortest night of the year. National [...]

This is what a feminist looks like

  I converted back in 2007, over a conversation with my friend Sian in a youth hostel in Canada where I used the phrase ‘I’m not a feminist but…’ so many times I’m surprised she didn’t just punch me. Earlier this week I got a message from my long-term friend & collaborator, Samantha, asking me [...]

Exhibition at Backlit Gallery

I'm off to Nottingham for the next ten days, for World Event Young Artist (twitter hashtag #WEYA). While I'm there, extracts from four of my linked short stories will be on display at Backlit Gallery. I'll also be giving a reading at Broadway at 6pm on Tuesday 11th September as part of the WEYA literature [...]