Writers Read: The Joy of Re-Reading

This is the week when there are so many "best of" lists that it feels like too much  pressure to finish the already large to be read pile before engaging with these lists and adding even more to your to be read pile. So I have decided to revisit books that have given me joy … Continue reading Writers Read: The Joy of Re-Reading

Writers Chat 5: Patrick Chapman on his debut novel “So Long, Napoleon Solo” (BlazeVOX Books: NY, 2017)

Writer Patrick Chapman talks to me about writing, characterisation, titles, authorial intention and the role of place, era and music in novel writing...

Writing News: New Fiction in Crannóg 47, Spring 2018

I'm delighted to have a new story - 'Thirty-Five-A-Night' - in the Spring 2018 edition of the brilliant Crannóg.  Head over to Crannóg website to order your copy of Crannóg 47, 100 pages packed with fiction and poetry from 42 writers such as myself, Brian Kirk, Richard Halperin, Ciarán O’Rourke, Karla Van Vliet, Lisa C Taylor etc. Also, there's an … Continue reading Writing News: New Fiction in Crannóg 47, Spring 2018