I'm a writer and book lover, always have been. I've seven published books, a track record as an editor, mentor and proofreader, and I'm available to support writers who want their work to be the best it can be. My first poetry collection, This Dust, was published by Soundswrite Press in March 2017. 

The WEA course, Literature: Poetry Appreciation – 101 Sonnets and more, based on Don Paterson's sonnet anthology opened yesterday, and it was a really good morning. There's still a bit of room if anyone else wants to join. 6 Mondays 10 -12 from 9/4/2018. C2339097 Gorse Covert, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough. 

I'm planning to run another WEA Rothley course in September, there's people queueing up! There will be a taster session at the library, from 2-4.30pm on Saturday July 7.

And there will be a six-week Writing Workshop series at the Secular Hall in Leicester, beginning starting on Tuesday 8th May from 10-12. £120. 

Two bits of news - Bloomsbury are publishing a new edition of Breaking the Rules, with a new cover and illustrations.

Vintage and Closer. Two books you can't put down. Available from Amazon and good independent bookshops like Kibworth Bookshop. And now available as e-books. Published by Five Leaves.  

A new edition of Breaking the Rules is shortly being republished by Bloomsbury, with a new cover and illustrations. It's a story about social media for reluctant readers. A lonely girl in a new town finds a friend online.

This Dust is available from Soundswrite press for £6.50 including p&p. Also from Amazon.

There's a review of This Dust here:

'The poems are absolutely stunning - with an astonishing impact. They actually kept me awake half the night after my first reading - I'm having to plan the second one with care!'

'What struck me was an overpowering sense of grabbing hold of every single moment with the people I love and cherish and keeping a tight hold on it - it was a physical reaction, one of panic almost, like hearing a storm warning and needing to get my house in order ready for it.'  Anne Holloway.