‘A Trowel and Trike’ has been accepted by Norfolk Library Service to form part of its project to mark the work of the suffragettes in securing the vote for women in the UK. It will be published online on 4th July 2019. The story makes reference to the work of Mary Phillips who was organiser of the Newcastle WSPU for several years from 1909. She died in 1969, having spent a lifetime as an activist agitating for women’s rights.
‘Oculus’, my story about woman’s right to self-determination, set in Iran and India, is a semifinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition 2018. Whoo-ee!
This story set in the North East of England, and dealing with the issues of sexual abuse, has been selected by Cathy Galvin, a founder of the Sunday Times/EFG short story competition, for publication as part of The Word Factory’s event on Citizenship. Well pleased with that!
Whacky tale of life in the North East of England shortlisted in the The Ilkley Literature Festival short story competition 2018.