What’s happening? My short story The Jar of Ideas has been shortlisted in this year’s Hysteria competition and is included in the 2017 anthology, available from the Hysteria website for only £5.50. An entertaining selection of poems, short stories and flash fiction, these books make great Christmas gifts and all proceeds go to a good cause.
For anyone who is wondering what happened to manipulative Cookie, her deranged brother Jack and the delectable DCI Ollie Sullivan, the sequel to Roadkill will be published by Crooked Cat in the first half of 2018. Watch out for the weirdness that is CUT OUT.
I’m also working on a new novel based on a true story of the mysterious disappearance of three middle-aged men.
Meanwhile, plans for the first ever Hastings LitFest move on with breathtaking pace. You can find out about it at the Festival website www.HastingsLitFest.org – confirmed speakers include Sophie Hannah, Alison Moore and Simon Mawer, and there is a range of writers’ workshops, live performances, panel discussions, competitions and much more to engage and entertain. If you write, if you read, if you love books – it’s got something for you! Dates for your diary: 31st August to 2nd September 2018.