Short Story: The Queen of Brunch and Other Things

Some time ago I wrote a story about a brunch obsessive. It was recently published in Minor Lits. It’s called The Queen of Brunch and Other Things and it starts like this: ‘Guys…’ As always, Leanne’s cheeks fill with blood before her mouth fills with words. ‘There’s something I need to tell you.’ But her … More Short Story: The Queen of Brunch and Other Things

What Teaching Creative Writing has Taught Me

After many years as a creative writing student, I’ve recently had the opportunity to teach. I’ve run workshops for adults as part of Leeds Big Bookend, at Inkwell Arts and in a women’s prison. I’ve also mentored writers one-to-one via Cornerstones Literary Consultancy and freelance. It’s been a little scary and a lot of fun. … More What Teaching Creative Writing has Taught Me

Book Club Interviews: A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray

For July’s book at the Hyde Park Book Club book club, I chose A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray. Having wanted to read this book since it was published to great acclaim a few years back, then having the pleasure of hearing Carys speak at the Leeds Big Bookend festival in June, this seemed like a … More Book Club Interviews: A Song for Issy Bradley by Carys Bray