While Britain sweltered in temps of 30 degrees this is what I was up to in my writing world…

The week began with a very exciting event:- me being interviewed on BBC Radio Leeds by Gayle Lofthouse (see pic below) on her mid-morning radio show.

I chatted about running Saltaire Writers via zoom during lockdown and then my humorous piece of flash fiction, Parker’s Tall Tale was read out.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08hvx5x

Which is set in a secondary school and depicts the verbal stand-off between a teacher and Parker, (slippery as an eel).

It was based on a true incident, but much embellished of course.

It was read, very ably, by Sarah Wakefield.

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I finalized my rewrites on witch story set in nearby Milner Woods, and sent it off to Fabled Collective. I like to draw on local geography and history in my stories and then blend in the magic and the darkness.

There is also a ruined lost manor house in the woods, which I mention in my story, called Into the Green.

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I have had a poem accepted by Dream Well Writing Ltd and Staffordshire Poet Laureate Mel Wardle, for their anthology, Purr Fect Poems which will raise funds for the Stafford & District Cats Protection.

My poem was inspired by my first rescue cat, Taz, from Birmingham RSPCA who has also recently been the subject of an article in Your Cat magazine with a photo. Taz was a feline star in his lifetime, and now he’s gone, he is still being remembered and written about.

Image may contain: text that says "CATS PROTECTION"

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I’ve also been working late into the hot early hours, on my next e-book mini collection, -called, Darkness Calls : Tales from the Shadows.

This will contain ten of my stories, with two brand new never before published stories included and will launch on amazon next week for the price of 99p.

There will be a sneak peek of the cover soon.

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I will be running Saltaire Writers zoom next Tuesday- if you receive this blog newsletter and fancy coming along online, then drop me an email through this blog.

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