Writer’s Workshop – Planning Your Story

I had a fantastic morning yesterday delivering my Planning Your Story workshop where I took the guys through developing 'real' characters, creating a skeleton of your story and then adding meat and muscle to that skeleton. I will be running a 6 week course starting 25 January 2018, so watch this space for more info … Continue reading Writer’s Workshop – Planning Your Story

Planning Your Story & Author Visits

Writers' Workshop Planning Your Story & Author Visits 10am-4pm, Saturday 16 September Gwersyllt Community Centre, 2nd Avenue, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, LL11 4ED Unsure how to get started either writing your novel or getting ready for an author visit? Why not join the workshops Jude and I are running on Saturday 16th September at Gwersyllt Community Centre? … Continue reading Planning Your Story & Author Visits

Broken Bonds Author Talk and Signing at Waterstones Wrexham

I had a fantastic day at Waterstones in Wrexham talking about and doing readings from my second novel, Broken Bonds. Thanks to all those who came to listen; you made it such a fantastic experience. If you missed it, here are a few snaps 🙂      

Authors for all your Imaginations – Oswestry Library – 19 August 17

Authors for all your Imaginations 11am-2pm, Saturday 19 August Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry Celebrated and award-winning local authors coming to Oswestry Library. Writing in a variety of genres (from Historical, Supernatural, Adventure, Contemporary, Verse, Crime, Science Fiction, Vampire & Children’s), each author will be happy to discuss their work and how to get published. … Continue reading Authors for all your Imaginations – Oswestry Library – 19 August 17

Author Talk & Book Signing – Waterstones Wrexham 12 August 17

Author Talk & Book Signing 1pm-2pm, Saturday 12 August Waterstones, 9-11 Regent Street, Wrexham Come along and join me for a journey through my writing career and a discussion of the themes running through my second novel, Broken Bonds. I will be reading passages from Broken Bonds and there will be an opportunity to purchase … Continue reading Author Talk & Book Signing – Waterstones Wrexham 12 August 17

CofW Writers’ Group Meeting

What a fab day at this month's meeting. Lots of great workshops and advice and a record attendance. I even delivered my first workshop - Planning Your Plot - which was extremely well received! We then had a battle of the genres, where horror went up against sci-fi, historical fiction and children's. HORROR WON!! I … Continue reading CofW Writers’ Group Meeting

Carnival of Words 1st Prize Winning Story ‘Two Days’ by Marie Anne Cope

‘Goodbye, my love, my dear Katharine. One day, I will see you again. Until that day, I will carry your love and this image of you in my heart. It will sustain me in the hard days ahead, I know it will. I have to believe it will. I have to.’ Katharine raised her hand … Continue reading Carnival of Words 1st Prize Winning Story ‘Two Days’ by Marie Anne Cope

My Short Story ‘Two Days’ Wins First Prize at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017

How excited am I to announce that my short story 'Two Days' won the top prize at the Carnival of Words on 1 May. I am absolutely over the moon and got to hear AD Garrett read it out loud too! What's tickling my writing pals is that 'Two Days' is a story of passion … Continue reading My Short Story ‘Two Days’ Wins First Prize at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017

Promoting Broken Bonds at the New Voices Event at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017

I got invited to present my second novel, Broken Bonds, at the New Voices event at Wrexham's Carnival of Words on 1 May. The event was hosted by crime writer AD Garrett and I had a grilling off her, after my reading, in the Q&A session. Apparently, I fielded her questions like a pro! The … Continue reading Promoting Broken Bonds at the New Voices Event at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017