Writers Chat 51: Bernie McGill on “This Train is For”(No Alibis Press: Belfast, 2022)

Bernie, You are very welcome to my WRITERS CHAT series. Congratulations on This Train is For (No Alibis Press: Belfast, 2022) – a fantastic short story collection with, as Jan Carson has said, “not a word wasted or misplaced.” Cover of "This Train is For" by Bernie McGill showing interior of a train carriage with … Continue reading Writers Chat 51: Bernie McGill on “This Train is For”(No Alibis Press: Belfast, 2022)

After Writing – Reading

As always, after an intense spell of writing, I like to return to reading. Reading for leisure, for pleasure, for the act of reading itself. Reading to no agenda other than to follow word after word, sentence after sentence so that I might be surprised by a discovery, a nudge, a startling fact, a sense … Continue reading After Writing – Reading

Writers Chat 43: Catherine McNamara on “Love Stories for Hectic People” (Oxfordshire: Reflex Press, 2021)

Catherine, Welcome back to my WRITERS CHAT series. Today we’re discussing Love Stories for Hectic People, a slim volume of thirty-three charged flash fictions which recently won the Saboteur Award for Best Short Story Collection (congratulations!) Cover image of Love Stories for Hectic People SG: Firstly, let’s discuss the title and cover. It seems that these … Continue reading Writers Chat 43: Catherine McNamara on “Love Stories for Hectic People” (Oxfordshire: Reflex Press, 2021)