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VP

VP is a short story I wrote in January 2020. It was first published in August 2022 by CafeLitMagazine. The opening paragraphs are below, and you can visit the CafeLitMagazine website to read the full story. *** When you tell someone you’re a Vice President, they usually ask one of two things. ‘What’s that?’ or ‘which country?’ I wondered which way this girl would go. … Continue reading VP

Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. Delia Owens is an inspiration to writers who have been putting down words for years without seeing them published. Although she was already a successful author of non-fiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist, Owens did not publish a novel until she was in her late sixties. Where the Crawdads … Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Book Review: About Writing: The Authorised Field Guide for Aspiring Authors

About Writing by Gareth L. Powell. My rating: 5 of 5 stars. In the late noughties, I used to converse on Twitter with a chap called Gareth L. Powell. We were both budding writers back in the day, and I can’t really remember how I met him, but we somehow lost touch during one of my many hiatuses from Twitter. I recently discovered that it’s … Continue reading Book Review: About Writing: The Authorised Field Guide for Aspiring Authors