Short Stories/Reflective Pieces



I always have a number of submissions of short pieces out in the ether, doing their best. Last year (2018), instead of maximising the number of subs, I tried to submit to places I thought would suit my work. Here are my statistics:

66 submissions

13 Yes

46 No, including 7 ‘not this time, but please reapply.’

8 No reply, disappeared on follow up, or outstanding.

My Novel

How Many Wrongs make a Mr Right? is my debut novel, published by Crooked Cat.

Here is the book’s official-homespun trailer.

A chick-lit novel with added grit, the book follows Melissa through frog-kissing, bed-hopping and sliding off her lily-pad with embarrassment more times than she would like to count. As glimpses of Melissa’s future contrast with her chaotic present and her bittersweet past, you’ll be left wondering – is there a happy ever after?cover from Amazon

A must read for fans of ‘more refined chick lit.’ Reviews are available on UK and US Amazon, and Goodreads.

How Many Wrongs… is available to download from  UK Amazon   US Amazon   Kobo  Nook  and  iBooks

Family Perfect is my second novel, which is a work in progress.

Other Writing Stuff

I have been interviewed for a podcast – Moira Cormack hosts the PenPixelPrint show, and the interview can be found here.

Guest Blogs

I participated in an eleven-date blog tour in the run up to the release of my debut novel, and I continue to guest regularly on blogs. If you’d like me to write a piece for your blog, just let me know at  atinylife140@gmail.com.

Here are a couple of my guest blog pieces:

Stationery Love on Jera’s Jamboree

The Monday Monologue on the brilliant Mumzilla Blog

My blog tour post on the Broad Thoughts from a Home Blog



‘Being the Other‘ is included in the Tyne & Esk Writers Anthology, From the Lighthouse on the top of this pile. Please visit the contact page if you wish to purchase a copy of the book.

Edge Photo

A long time ago, ‘The Moon’ was published in an anthology called The Edge, pictured here.