All My Dark Daughters: Mythological Women, Real Voices

‘All My Dark Daughters’ revisits and retells the stories of various female figures from myth, legend and fairy tales.

Poetry Mentoring Scheme 2019

I’m excited to be teaming up with Laura Wainwright & Lizzie Kemball to share ideas & advice under this new mentorship scheme.

What is a Poetry Pamphlet?

With the deadline of The Rialto‘s Poetry Pamphlet competition looming (31st December 2018), I got to thinking about what exactly a poetry pamphlet entails. How long is a poetry pamphlet? How does it differ from a collection? How should you go about putting one together? And where can you submit it once it’s ready? WHAT IS A…

The Lonely Crowd – Issue 6

I’m delighted to have 3 poems featured in Issue 6 of The Lonely Crowd. ‘A mind; shifting,’ ‘Oystermouth,’ and ‘Reaching’ are all intimately personal poems which I am pleased to be able to share. Buy a copy of the anthology, read my thoughts on the composition of the poems, or listen to them read aloud…

Why I love Penny Shorts

Penny Shorts:  the best new voices in fiction They say there’s no such thing as a free meal, but with Penny Shorts, you really can have your cake and eat it too. Or rather, you can download quality short stories and read them on the bus. Edited by Cathy Horlick, Penny Shorts offers unlimited free…

An interview with Rhian Elizabeth

“Poems, for me, are like scars you don’t have to wear around.”  Rhian Elizabeth is a young writer from the Welsh valleys with a unique and gripping voice. Poignant as as it is witty, her debut novel Six Pounds Eight Ounces was released to much critical appraise by Seren in 2014. I was fortunate enough to meet…

The Blackbird Singularity by Matt Wilven: Book Review

The Blackbird Singularity by Matt Wilven ‘My legs are jigging and my eyes are wild. I’m holding on to the edge of the table like it’s the edge of the earth.’ Star Rating  Matt Wilven’s debut novel is a haunting story of grief, love and loss in the modern day. When his partner falls unexpectedly pregnancy,…

Persi’r Arth Pompom Addasiad Cymraeg / Welsh Adaptation

OEDDECH CHI’N GWYBOD BOD ‘NA ADDASIAD CYMRAEG O PERSI’R ARTH POMPOM AR Y FFORDD? Fel awdures o Gymru, mae fy iaith a’m gwlad yn holl bwysig i mi, ac felly mae cyhoeddi addasiad Cymraeg o’m llyfr yn rhywbeth naturiol ac hanfodol. Cat Elan, menyw creadigol a thalentog dros ben, sydd wedi cyfieithu’r llyfr, gan addasu…

Story telling for children with autism

How can story telling help support children who struggle to fit in? Storytelling is the oldest form of communication. Stories invest our lives with meaning and help us to express our creativity. As children, especially, we learn how to view the world through the stories we are told. For children with emotional, physical or behavioural…

Pre order your copy of Percy the Pompom Bear for £5.99!

Author captures the essence of friendship in this heart-warming, debut children’s book! Percy is trying desperately to find a friend, but being the only pompom bear in the woods, all hairy and purple, he has a hard time discovering any that are like him. When Percy meets a boy in the woods, together they become…