Have you entered the big #BloggersBash Blog Writing Competition yet? If not, why not? It’s just a bit of fun, with a great theme – CONNECTIONS – and could win you some nice prizes! You have until March… Read More

CONNECTIONS #BloggersBash Bestest Blog Post Competition The Tree and Me

The Sacred Tree – na Bílí – is where I made my home, called by a voice unknown. I pay my respects from a distance, content to wait. And trees have time to kill. My life has been… Read More

Friday Fantastic Flash with Geoff le Pard, Sacha Black and Rachele Baker

  So the challenge I set you on Friday Fantastic Flash last time was all about… Conflict: you’ve had a row. Harsh words were spoken, which can’t be unsaid. Do you fall apart, or kiss and make up?… Read More

Calling all budding junior JK Rowlings and Roddy Doyles out there! This could be the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!

Harper Collins are publishing a very special book later on in the year…and your story could be in it! Beyond the Stars is an anthology of short stories ‘of Adventure, Magic and Wonder’ written by such famous authors as John Boyne , Eoin… Read More

Now I know how it feels to come 4th at the Olympics…

I’m only now recovering from my disappointment…hence the long absence from my blog. (Sorry about that!) You see, I found out recently that I’m good, but not good enough. If you have followed my blog, you will know… Read More

Can she do it? Yes, she can!

Hang on a minute…actually, maybe she can’t. You see, the deadline is Friday 26th April. This April. That’s five weeks and three days. Thirty eight days. And in that time, I have to produce another sixty seven thousand words…. Read More

Through to the Last Round!

I’m so excited…today I found out that my short memoir, The Sea-Bright Child, has been shortlisted for the Fish Publishing Short Memoir Competition! I don’t know how many entries there were in total, but I am through to… Read More