Posted by on Jun 28, 2007 in Libbon, short story publication | 5 Comments

In print This is Libbon, a very stylish British short story magazine which is onto its fourth issue and has printed my story ‘Passing’. Look them up at: – and maybe take out a subscription. Just think of it this way – you’d only have to give up about half a latte or capuccino a […]

The Champagne Method of Writing Picking up on both Sara and Martin’s comments, I want to grab this chance to reiterate my belief system (or part of it) in relation to writing. I didn’t train as a writer, and came to the profession late. As a result, my techniques are based in other disciplines and […]

Book Launches – beware, I’m biting back! This is Clotilde Desoulier, blogger and author of Chocolate & Zucchini, at her London book launch at the French Institute. I have been reading her excellent blog of the same name as the book for a couple of years, partly because I love to cook, and partly out […]

Want to hear me read …? (Go on, you know you do, really!) The launch of Two Tall Tales and One Short Novel – Tuesday 10th July, 7pm, at Foyles Bookshop, The 2nd Floor Gallery Space, 113-119 Charing Cross Road, London WC2H 0EB – is your opportunity! There will be wine and book signings (I’ve […]

Posted by on Jun 14, 2007 in liars' league, readings and signings | 5 Comments

Liars’ League On Tuesday I attended the reading of my story Still Life with Shirt and Sheep at Liars’ League. This picture shows Sharron Byrne reading my story and impressing the hell out of me. There’s a certain pleasure to NOT having to read your own work aloud – not only do you get a […]

Nick, Ed and Me – or why I wish the book industry could be more like the film industry You either know it or you don’t but this is a prime photograph – it shows Nick Frost and Edgar Wright; co-star and co-director/writer respectively of Hot Fuzz. I do have a picture of Simon Pegg […]

A parting of the ways I have had an email from a lovely former client. By mutual agreement (rather bewildered on his side) we agreed, months ago, that the coaching relationship we’d established wasn’t going to work. He still can’t quite understand why. The reason is simple though – he likes to suffer. Not in […]

Busy, busy, busy … The next Liars’ League event will take place on Tuesday 12 June at 7 pm, Upstairs at The Lamb, 94 Lamb’s Conduit Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3LZ. Anyone can come and it’s only £2 entry. They’ll be reading one of my stories, so I’m going along. Feel free to join me […]