The Wrong UnAs well as being editor of http://www.pennyshorts.com, a website that publishes short stories of all genres, Catherine Evans is a trustee of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival and has also found the time to write her first novel, ‘The Wrong ‘Un’ which is out now on Unbound. Watch out for an interview with her soon!

Delighted to announce I’m appearing at the very first Gloucester Wordfest on Saturday 7 July at 1-30pm. Held in the grounds of the Cathedral, it’s a weekend of talks, poetry, music, comedy and storytelling.2197

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WRITERS’ BLOCK (with special guest, Pam Harbutt of GlosInk Writers) appearing at Peppers, Gloucester on Friday, 8 June at 6-00. 2 Bull Lane, off Westgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 2HG (01452) 384 343

New audio version, read by Rosie Taylor, up on the Short stories page.

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Best-selling author of “The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry”, Rachel Joyce, talks about her latest novel, “The Music Shop”, writing for radio and the part music has played in her life. Go to the Interviews/Books page to read the written interview or to hear the extended audio conversation.

SCRIPTAnother in Chipping Norton Literary Festival’s series of day workshops held recently, featuring screenwriting lecturer, Mark Norfolk, screenwriter, Maggie Innes and writer and performer, Ginny Davis. Thoroughly recommended for those with a script lurking in the bottom of a drawer, or for those with the inclination to write one!   (In conjunction with Pennyshorts.com)

Check out the Book Interviews page for audio excerpts from a lunchtime pub conversation with Wilkie Martin, author of the four books in the “Unhuman” trilogy, (yes, you read that right). All four novels have been recently recorded and the first two, ‘Inspector Hobbes and the Blood’ and ‘Inspector Hobbes and the Curse’, are now available on Amazon, Audible, iTunes or from library audiobooks. They are narrated by Tim Campbell, an award winning audiobook narrator and actor.

Listen to a sample of ‘Inspector Hobbes and the Blood’at the link below:- http://www.wilkiemartin.com/audio/ih1sample.mp3

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My short story, “Out To Lunch” has been accepted by Penny Shorts, an online site dedicated to discovering and promoting new writers. To read the story, please go to the following link: http://bit.ly/2fB22Fm

An interview with founder, Catherine Evans, is now live on my Interviews/Books page, where she talks about the site and what she looks for in a story. www.pennyshorts.com

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A Book By Lester TricklebankA fantastic radio play, first aired on Radio 4 in 2015 but re-broadcast a few days ago. Written by Richard Lumsden and directed by Sally Avens, it was an absolute treat; heart-wrenching but wonderfully life-affirming. Starring Stephen Tompkinson and Rebekah Staton, the photo shows the cast in the studio.

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Two autumn shows just announced: Thursday, 28 September at The Beehive, in Swindon and Friday, 6 October at Peppers in Gloucester.

We’ve been working on some new material, so hopefully it’ll be rehearsed and ready to go in time….See the EVENTS page for more details.