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Excited to be reading a short extract of my novel at the next Novel Nights in Bristol, on the 24th July 2017. This a rare chance to hear how the novel is shaping up. I’m hoping it will catch the imagination.

The main reader is Dan Jeffries who will be talking about his novel and the process he went through in publishing it, which I am sure will appeal to readers and writers alike. I’ve seen him speak in Weston-Super-Mare and he’s well worth listening to.

For more details (and tickets :-)) see here:

http://www.novelnights.co.uk/

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Pleased to say my dramatic monologue about a time-travelling Pirate, called Stranded on the Shores of Time is being performed as part of the Bristales showcase tomorrow.

Bristales is a special event featuring monologues, duologues and poetry written by Bristol writers, with a Bristol theme and performed by actors.

Tickets available here:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristales-tickets-34193237895?aff=erelexpmlt

Really looking forward to reading at Talking Tales 13. This event on 22nd April 2017 at the Left Bank in Stokes Croft, Bristol is a leading storytelling event which it will great to be part of.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1910488752521950/

A manikin the colour and texture of rust sits on the porch roof, head bowed. The concrete block house stands alone, in an island between three roads, overlooked by offices. The windows are covered by metal panels, as if the house is repossessed, rather than a memorial, a gravestone to the poet Thomas Chatterton.

Next time I see the house, the manikin has moved, now his eyeless and featureless face turned towards the main road. The traffic stands still, fuming,

The next day, he sits on a flaking green metal chair in the paved front garden, head in his hands. “Paint me an angel with wings, and a trumpet, to trumpet my name over the world,” he says. The stone house behind him is silent. The road is solid with city commuter cars and buses ticking over. The offices are lost in their dreams of profit, vacated by all but the most committed (this is Friday). And me? I’m no angel and I have my own story.

Photo: Interesting... The home of Thomas Chatterton, Bristol