‘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 May 17th at Literally Stories. You can visit the site here.
Another 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 Literati Magazine
My first novel Effervescent Hope is done and will be with agents in May, while my second novel, While there is Still Time: The Twenty-One Love Songs of Augustus Rook, is also cooked for now, and will likewise be sent out
I’m likely to finish a third novel – On Being in Love with Hilda Wulz – late 2021. Thereafter there are well-developed plans for two more novels
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
From September 2021, I’ll be focussed on completing a new non-fiction book about challenging behaviour, meltdowns and families (provisional title Mending Meltdowns)
A radio interview about writing, and challenging behaviour is on Soundcloud