‘All My Darlings Waiting’ is a short story reminiscent of Lucy Ellmann’s 2019 1000 page novel Ducks, Newburyport, (but much shorter, a brisk 2,000 words) that will be published in early May on the literary fiction site Literally Stories. You can visit the site here, and once published, I’ll put a direct link to my story on here

A short story, ‘Haus des Meeres’, was published in the print edition of the Blue Nib magazine in September 2020. You can read it on their website here

During first lockdown, you know, the proper lockdown, I wrote a poem for a mental health project, and I’m pleased to say ‘Barrier Nursing’ will be published in an anthology by Rare Swan, part of the Literati Magazine

My first novel Effervescent Hope will be with agents & independent publishers in March 2021, and my second novel, While there is Still Time: The Twenty-One Love Songs of Augustus Rook, is cooked for now, and will likewise be sent out

A short-story collection is finished in fourth draft form. (These things take time, and good writing is mainly rewriting.) Its current title is The Whole of Life Dependent on Four Letters, from a Lorca poem. It contains nineteen short tales. One story has been published and this year most will be submitted to international literary journals

From March 2021, I’ll be focussed on completing a new non-fiction book about challenging behaviour, meltdowns and families (provisional title Mending Meltdowns) alongside a third novel, Rae of Little Sunshine. I’ll also begin work on a new short story collection called Small Matters. The first short story from this, titled My Son is Sometimes Wise, is being reviewed by an American magazine

A radio interview about writing, and challenging behaviour is on Soundcloud