TLC Showcase and Goodbye Market

I finished my stint as Writer in Residence on Norwich Market at the end of May. It felt very sad to be taking my little stall apart – even though I had only been there a month it felt very homely. Unfortunately I went straight into a round of health stuff (first of two eye operations) so I haven’t had time yet to sit down and properly look at the material I amassed during my stay. I have a big bundle of lines contributed by visitors to the stall and I fully intend to spend some time making a poem or two from them at some point. I also have poems and prose that people gave me anI had displayed on the walls. I hope I will get time to properly think about it all soon.

On a brighter note I have writer’s showcase over at The Literary Consultancy for the whole of June. I won a TLC free read a few years ago and the poems in that free read became the beginning of my book. In the showcase I talk about the poems themselves, how I put the book together and there is also a taster selection of poems from the collection.

Nutshells and Nuggets

I am very pleased to have two short poems on Nutshells and Nuggets today.

Norwich Market

This week will see my final two days at Norwich Market as writer in residence – and I have to say I shall be sad to leave. I have really enjoyed my time there and I have met some lovely people. I have collected lots of “favourite words”, been given poems (and flowers!), I have […]

Quick Update

I am very excited to announce that my book is out and is available for purchase over at the Nine Arches Press website. I am all set for the launch next week at The Greenhouse in Norwich (11th May). I have a blog post about how I wrote the book over on the Words and […]


The official publication date of my book Bird Sisters is 7th May. I am ridiculously excited. I am doing a Norwich launch on May 11th and one in Birmingham on 19th May. Details of both events can be found on my events page. I am also reading at Much Wenlock poetry Festival on Sunday 24th […]

Exciting News

I am very excited! The official publication date for my book Bird Sisters is May 2nd, 2016. It has it’s own web page over on the Nine Arches Press website, and if you hop on over there by clicking this link you can see the cover and read some lovely comments about it. Another exciting […]

Poems for the end of 2015

I have not one but four poems published today. Three on Clear Poetry and one on I am not a silent poet. Happy New Year everyone.


I have a poem and a lovely little write up about it on Proletarian poetry today. You can read it here. The poem is a child’s journey through the housing estate where they live.

Coaching and How it Helps Writing

I may have mentioned before that last year I had some writing coach sessions with the lovely Heidi Williamson. Heidi is published poet and a copy writer (as well as a mother) so she knows only too well all the stresses of trying to juggle the writing life with family commitments and earning a living. […]

Some Exciting News

I have had a very exciting week. On Sunday I received a rather lovely email from Jane Commane at Nine Arches Press saying that they would like to publish my poetry collection Bird Sisters. To say I am thrilled would be the understatement of the year. I am ecstatic! Nine Arches Press are a very […]