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York Festival of Writing 2017 – From a different angle

When something inspires and motivates you, when it makes what you already love seem even more fun and worthwhile and connects you with lots of others who feel the same way, you want to be part of it.  And last weekend I got to be part of the York Festival of Writing 2017 in a … Continue reading

News from Paris (Mon Amour)

How’s it all going? I keep being asked. It’s been a very busy and exciting first two weeks for the paperback edition of Paris Mon Amour, so I thought I’d share a few of the best moments and some still to come. SHELF LIFE There isn’t anywhere else I could start than by expressing my gratitude to … Continue reading

Seven years to publication, seven things I’ve learned

In view of the appreciative response to the above piece I wrote for the Writers’ Workshop (York Festival of Writing) blog, I thought I’d also post the link here on the Literary Sofa. Thanks again to WW for hosting me and for their important role on the journey to publication of my debut novel Paris Mon Amour.   … Continue reading

The York Effect – Festival of Writing 2013

I first attended the Festival of Writing organised by Writers’ Workshop in 2012.  If you’d told me then that I’d end up going two years in a row, I would have been surprised, not least that I could spare the money or the time away from home.  I would have been frankly appalled to think … Continue reading

2012 – My Year in Books

Although it’s not yet December, it’s not too early to do a round-up of my literary year.   This post centres on the books I’ve enjoyed most in 2012, which effectively means up to the end of October because I set myself the huge challenge of reading in full every pre-release title on my forthcoming Fiction Hot Picks … Continue reading

York Festival of Writing 2012

Whoa, what a weekend! Last night I got back from the York Festival of Writing run by Writer’s Workshop, which in just a few years has established itself as the event for new and unpublished writers. Founded by Harry Bingham (who graced my literary sofa not so long ago Guest Author Interview – Harry Bingham … Continue reading

My Novel – Now out in paperback