My motto is similar to that of Stephen King, I write to find out what I think“, which means I do a lot of journaling.
I remember writing a play about Thomas a Becket when I was about 12, and a fast paced thriller that I read to my friends on the school bus. Unfortunately,these have been lost.
As well as writing I love to encourage other to write and run writing groups under the name Barefoot At The Kitchen Table in the Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd area. The workshops are relaxed, fun as well as challenging way. To find out more about those check out Writing Workshops
My children’s book The Little Yellow Boat has a page of its own – more details of which can be found here
Under-construction is a page for my new book, a selection of photographs and poems from my early morning walks with my dog. But some information about it can be found at Inspiration From Walking in North Wales
Winning – Runner up in Flash Fiction Competition – March 2021
Out of 72 entries I came in the top 20 of the Wenlock Olympian Society Flash Fiction writing competition.My story, Winning, is about an autistic boy tying up his shoe laces.
Winner of Science Museum Group National Poetry Day competition – October 7th 2021
On 7th October 2021, National Poetry Day, my poem Bell shaped bronze mortar jar was picked as only one of seven, out of hundreds and hundreds, to be shared on the Science Museum Group website. Check it out along with the other six here https://www.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/blog/celebrating-national-poetry-day/
Here is The Bell Shaped Bronze Mortar Jar without having to go via the Science Museum website
A bungalow in Dorset, – a winner in Flash Fiction Competition – July 2019
The Walking Museum, London launched a flash fiction competition in 2019 to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. My story A bungalow in Dorset, Monday 21st July 1969 was published in a chapbook along with 10 other pieces. I also did a longer piece which hasn’t been published but which explains the flash fiction a bit. You can read that Here
Artist’s Date Inspirations
I am trying to take myself on an “artist’s date” once a week. This involves going from early morning walks into the countryside with my dog, camera, a notebook and pen and seeing what inspires me. These will come out in either poems, prose pieces or even short stories
I will be posting them here in PDF for. Click the links to read
Being Who They Were Made To Be 27th May 2021
Roots and Boundaries 3rd June 2021
Sleeping Dragon 3rd August 2021
Buzzard 20th Sept 2021
Joy and Cleansing from my own writing group prompt of April 2022
Instead of Journaling
Here are some stories and poems that have come from me deciding to use writing prompts that are disconnected from myself rather than jounaling and “look through the garbage“
From 19th August 2021 Autumn Foretells