Friday poetry and Happy Weekend

I always make time for poetry on Fridays, preferably with a mug of tea. This week’s reading material is Jane McLauglin’s prize winning first collection, Lockdown, which is being published by Cinnamon Press this weekend. I am really enjoying Jane’s use of imagery and the way her poems capture moments like snapshots. As I’m not…

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Becky Cherriman and Echolocation

Today I’m delighted to welcome Becky Cherriman to the blog. She is a writer, creative writing facilitator and performer from Yorkshire. Her pamphlet, Echolocation is being launched this week and is available from Mother’s Milk Books – a poetic journey into single motherhood, infertility, the adoption process and more from a writer who has lived them…

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One year on….

I came close to calling this blog post  being a ‘proper’ writer as it’s a year since Convoy was published and so I’ve been reflecting on the past year. In lots of ways life goes on just as it did before publication; there’s still laundry to be done, children to be collected from school and…

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My Writing process

Rebecca Gethin (Liar Dice, A handful of Water and What the Horses heard ) has kindly asked me to take part in a blog tour of writers where we all answer the same questions and tag other writers who will do the same the following week. A nice way to keep in touch and learn about new people! …

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Convoy – the tour continues

With thanks to Lindsay Stanberry-Flynn and Rebecca Gethin who have been asking me thoughtful and thought-provoking questions about how the book came together and featuring Convoy on their blogs. Lindsay’s blog Rebecca Gethin Featured-writers

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Convoy

Officially today was the day of publication for Convoy and so the book is going out into the world on a tide of good will. It and I have our supporters and cheerleaders and I’m particularly grateful to Jan Fortune of Cinnamon Press who believed in the book from its earliest stages I am mindful…

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Rebecca Gethin’s A Handful of Water

Today I’m delighted to welcome to my blog, Rebecca Gethin, whose second collection A Handful of Water, has just been published by Cinnamon Press. I enjoyed reading this so much that I asked our mutual publisher, Jan, to put me in touch with Becky so I could ask her a few questions. Becky lives on…

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110 Days and counting

The useful thing about having your book listed for publication and appearing in ‘forthcoming titles’ is that some websites like Waterstones provide a form of count-down to publication so it’s 110 days to go. Between now and then I am going provide on this blog more information about the people who inspired the poems. There isn’t…

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