My story “Out To Lunch” has been accepted by Penny Shorts, an online site dedicated to discovering and promoting new short story writers.
A recent interview with founder, Catherine Evans, has just been uploaded on my Interview/Books page, where she talks about the site and what she looks for in a story.
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Blues In Britain

Posted: 06/07/2017 in Uncategorized

Just had a 2-page article published in Blues In Britain. Seeing your work in actual print is always rewarding and helps you to forget how long writing the thing actually took! Now….off to Cornbury Festival to pick up my Press Pass…

John Lydon on Writing

Posted: 27/06/2017 in Uncategorized

“I loved English Literature at school, even though the teacher that taught it hated me! The way he taught English and Shakespeare really homed in on me. His simple lesson was that the best English is the simplest: straightforward, concise and no need for floral tapestry.” (taken from Classic Rock magazine)

The sun shone and we wore the T-shirts. And yet again, the Hobgoblin stage proved itself the place to be at Wychwood Festival. Click on the link below to see what you missed!

Personal highlights? Backstage with the ever-cordial Billy Bragg, the irrepressible Big Boy Bloater, interview with Radio Luxembourg DJ, Tony Prince and a packed signing session with The Levellers.

Lovely to see some new faces at Peppers for last week’s Writers’ Block performance with Derek Healy. It really is a fantastic place to read my stories at and always fun to play. Thanks to Ann and Toby for having us again..
Great evening at The Cellar promoting The Tuts’ first headline show in Oxford on 10 May. Thanks to everyone who showed up to make it all worthwhile. Cheers to ‘Mr.Big’ Tom and thanks to Alan, Nathan and Ade for help with tickets, door and backstage and, of course, to Nadia, Harriet and Bev for playing up a storm!TUT at Oxford 1

On the Fringe….Keith and I took WordSong show to The Chequers in Chipping Norton as part of the town’s Literary Festival on the 27th. Thanks to everyone who turned up and supported us. We certainly had a good night, hope you did too!

Happy to see a story that I shortlisted into the final 10  for the Chipping Norton Literary Festival came out top of the pile, with author, Martyn Waites awarding “Below The Line” first place in the short story competition. Congratulations to winning author, Jane Eyrehead and to runner up, Jan Harvey for ‘Ghost’ and to Cathryn Haines with ‘Closed Cabinet’ in third place.