What a year. And what’s ahead in 2019? (Here be some announcements!)

Hopefully you’re cosied up somewhere suitably blankety and mulled wine-y. I’m currently wrapped up in 4 layers of fleece and drinking pots and pots of tea. For us, New Year is spent inside, waiting for the bells to ring and for there to be another new beginning. It’s just that this time I’m pretty flippin’…

6 Books that should be on your Christmas List this Year

I can’t be the only person whose Christmas list is quite often just a huge list of books? Admittedly I have a bit of a problem, in that my house is stuffed full with books. In fact, stack them up around the walls and I could very well brick up the house with them. But…

2018 – A Year of Adventuring

Between Christmas and New Year, I lose myself in wistful thinking. Away from my day job writing in an office environment, I become solely focussed on what I want to do. It’s short-lived of course, as in a matter of days I have to become a square peg in a square hole again, but for…

#NationalPoetryDay

It’s been amazing to see social media light up with flickers of poetry here and there. Whether they’re poetry readers or not, people are sharing their favourite lyrics, couplets, even one-liners. And isn’t there poetry in a cutting first line, or a haunting last image? My #NationalPoetryDay has been a quiet one. You’d have imagined…

My First Book – Published!

It’s happening! The books are arriving the publishers’ tomorrow, my author page is live… It’s official – I’m a poet! A poet with her own book of poetry. Her own book of bones. Here it is, in all its glory: I’ve been noticing it popping up here, there, and everywhere online for pre-order; Waterstones, Amazon,…

Spoken Word Poetry – Reading at Events and on YouTube…

As the publication date for Bone Ovation approaches, I’m slowly becoming involved with literary events and (heaven forfend!) doing some actual spoken word poetry. This is something I really enjoy as an audience member but I’ve always put off as a performer. Seconds after considering the possibility I’d hear that little voice inside whispering ‘Why…

Bone Ovation

Here it is… The big news. The showstopper. The little thing I teased a few weeks ago when I talked about shoving large amounts of cake in my face (it was my birthday too around that time – hence the over-interest in cake!) The big kahuna. My poetry collection ‘Bone Ovation’ is going to be…