In the Steps of Hemingway

We all have places we long to go in the world; places friends have visited; places told to us by strangers; places that are part of family tradition; places revealed to us in films; places glimpsed on TV; places made famous by a celebrity; places made infamous by a legend. It was the latter for … Continue reading In the Steps of Hemingway

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

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

Meeting a Host of Fabulous Authors at this Year’s Carnival of Words in Wrexham

Wrexham's Carnival of Words 2017 has just finished and I got the chance to meet and chat with some fabulous authors, some of whom you'll know and some you won't. Check out my photos below: Meeting and chatting with Chocolat author, Joanne Harris before her inspiring talk: A very interesting talk by DC Lisa Cutts … Continue reading Meeting a Host of Fabulous Authors at this Year’s Carnival of Words in Wrexham

Fun and Creativity at Team Author UK’s Writing Retreat

What an amazing weekend at the inaugural Team Author UK Writing Retreat at the delightful Alkington Grange Barns in Whitchurch. Hosted by Sue Miller and led by our very on Jude Lennon, this was a coming together of creative people who individually produced a mass of output after just 2 days!! We even made it … Continue reading Fun and Creativity at Team Author UK’s Writing Retreat

News Release: Horror Author Aiming to Break America

A horror and dark fantasy author is aiming to break America as her debut novel is set to be published Stateside. Wrexham-based Marie Anne Cope has secured a deal with Missouri publishing house Crimson Cloak Publishing, that will see her debut novel 'Bonds' released in US bookshops in 2018. Described as 'better than Twilight', Bonds … Continue reading News Release: Horror Author Aiming to Break America

Meet the Author at Write Blend

Fabulous evening at Write Blend Book Shop, talking about my writing journey, the themes within Bonds, PLUS a couple of readings too!! As well as this, I got to meet the legendary horror write, Ramsey Campbell, and have his reading dedicated to what I'd said during my talk! On top of all that, Mr Campbell … Continue reading Meet the Author at Write Blend

Reading of the Prologue from Bonds at Write Blend

I appeared at Write Blend in Liverpool on 16 December, alongside renowned horror author Ramsey Campbell, to do a talk, a reading from Bonds and a book signing. If you missed it, you can catch up with the reading here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrQ5TJiMVV4