Recapping my weekend at Surrey International Writers’ Conference

This was my second year attending the wonderful Surrey International Writers' Conference (SIWC) at the Sheraton in Guildford. I love this event because a) it's so close to home that I can go home every night, and b) because the workshops and the atmosphere are fantastic. Check out SIWC's website if you want to find… Continue reading Recapping my weekend at Surrey International Writers’ Conference

Read my story ‘Firstborn’ in the new issue of Capricious

One of the most personal stories I've ever written, and one that is very close to my heart, has just been released into the wild. The story is 'Firstborn', and it's available in the new issue of Capricious. There's also an interview with me in the magazine where I talk about the inspiration for the… Continue reading Read my story ‘Firstborn’ in the new issue of Capricious

Recapping a great weekend at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference

I have had some busy and wonderful days since Thursday night last week, spending most of my time immersed in the world of writing at the Surrey International Writers' Conference. It was my first time attending, and I loved it: the event was very well organized, it was easy for me to get to, the food was good,… Continue reading Recapping a great weekend at the Surrey International Writers’ Conference

Books vs. ebooks & the joy of reading

How do you prefer to read books these days? Digital or hardcopy? Paper or screen? Ink or pixels? These days, some people seem to have very strong opinions on the "proper" way to read a book. Screens are bad. Paper is wasteful. E-readers are destroying the way we read/publish/write/think. And so on. I once had… Continue reading Books vs. ebooks & the joy of reading