I’m pleased to share that I’ve received nominations for Best Small Fictions from New Flash Fiction Review and Fictive Dream. Fingers crossed that one of the pieces makes the final cut!
My novel-in-draft Agency was a finalist in the New Voices novel competition run by Adventures in Fiction
I’m delighted to make it to a short shortlist of eight in the Exeter Story Prize with ‘Below the Surface’.
Along with my Writing Kiln colleague Liz Kay, I delivered my workshop ‘Inside Fictional Minds: Psychology of Character’ in Birmingham, September 2018.
We had a full house with lots of fun, learning and reflecting about what psychological models can bring to enhance characterisation and help make a story or novel authentic.
This workshop will be repeated in 2019, potentially in Manchester.
I gained second prize in NZ NFFD Micro Madness competition with my piece ‘Dust’.
At night I turn to dust, just to practise.
My husband thinks that I’m out on the town, on the razz, on my back. But I’m sprinkled softly on the surface of everyday things.
I long for a breeze to scatter me from this pillow, this book, this ornament. Or to escape into the night on the wing of a moth. But all is still.
By sunrise, I reform – my particles not quite in place. He kisses the top of my head as if I’m the same wife as yesterday.