News

Winter Shorts – The Perfect Christmas Present -    Meet a snowman in a sulk, a pesky pixie and a group of grimsome goblins. Journey through an action-fuelled, time-travelling adventure, featuring funny penguins with serious environmental issues. Allow the crystal compass to guide you to the Never-Melting-Icicle. Trek across snowy mountains with intrepid explorers, bolt down the black slopes with skilful skiers then soar across the sky in [...]
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival – 15th September 2018 - I am still buzzing from what has been the most fantastic book event I’ve had the privilege to have been part of. The Chiswick Book Festival 2018. On Saturday 15th September I gave an author talk at the Tabard Theatre to an enthusiastic audience who all seemed to greatly enjoy the fun and warmth of the new Invincible Voices collection [...]
Waterstones Local Authors’ Night – 12th September 2018 - Winter Shorts had its first outing on the eve of the Chiswick Book Festival at Waterstones Local Authors’ Night. What a fantastic event it was. Brilliantly attended with a great buzz created by an eclectic mix of exciting new writing.   Click on the image to view the YouTube clip          
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival - As part of the Chiswick Book Festival programme, I will be giving a 30min author talk at the Tabard Theatre (2 Bath Rd, W4 1LW) on Saturday 15th September 1.45 – 2.15pm. I will be previewing the brand new Invincible Voices publication – Winter Shorts – providing a fun interactive storytelling session, along with tips on how to create great fiction [...]
Back to Waldegrave School - In May 2018 I was honoured to be invited back to my old school, Waldegrave, as guest speaker at the Year 11s special leavers’ assembly and record of achievement presentation. It certainly was a trip down memory lane and I felt very proud to be part of the Waldegrave community. I was later asked to provide an author talk to [...]
Author Talks in Schools - I have had a great time visiting schools offering author talks, Q&A and story-telling sessions. The children love hearing the stories from Invincible Voices Short, Medium and Long Shorts being read out loud and we’ve also explored the dramatic structure of stories using the ‘Story Mountain’ (or Aristotelian Arc). So far I have offered author talks and books signings at: [...]
Invincible Voices at the Chiswick Book Festival - Saturday 16th September was a great day for Invincible Voices. Friends old and new joined us for a fun, interactive story time at the Chiswick Book Festival in Bedford Park. Thank you to Torin Douglas and Jo James for organising such an excellent event and for inviting us along to be part of such an outstanding line up of writers [...]
ChiswickBuzz TV feature is here - Take a look at the ChiswickBuzz TV feature on their website by clicking on this link: Invincible Voices ChiswickBuzz TV Feature We’re very pleased with it – the children were great and certainly created a buzz at Chiswick Waterstones in August 2017
Summertime Story time with Waterstones and BuzzTV! - We all enjoyed a lovely story time session together with family, friends and of course our fellow Invincible authors during the school holidays. BuzzTV came to chat to us too and the children said all the right things – they were able to talk about their experiences as writers so confidently – I felt very proud of them as always. [...]
Book Launch – Waterstones, Chiswick - Well what a day that was! April 30th, 2017, the day I and my fellow invincible authors made it onto the shelves with our first publication. The day that a dream was realised and creative success was celebrated. It was particularly special to launch the Invincible Voices collection at Waterstones on the Chiswick High Road as it has been my stomping ground for pretty [...]
Invincible Authors at Heston Primary School - It was wonderful to visit my fellow invincible authors at Heston Primary School just before the Easter holidays to present them with the copies of the books in which their stories appear. The smiles on their faces on seeing their work in print just says it all. A special extra thank you to Ashpriya Baryan (Year 4) who assisted me [...]
Worple School Library – a portal to infinite new worlds - On Monday 27th March I had the privilege of opening the new, funky, fantastic school library at Worple Primary. Literacy leader Mariyata Whittaker’s efforts to co-ordinate the development of such an exciting and inspiring space for the children certainly are admirable and her passion for reading and the children and school community she works with is clearly evident, as it [...]
Waterstones Chiswick – Local Authors Night - A huge thank you to the staff of Waterstones Chiswick, especially manager Anna Klerfalk, for hosting an excellent evening for local authors on Wednesday 15th March. What a wonderful opportunity it offered for us to share our work, meet one another and celebrate all things books. I was extremely encouraged by the positive feedback on the Invincible Voices Shorts collection: [...]
World Book Day – The long and short of it - World Book Day, March 2nd was a fantastic day for me and my fellow invincible authors as we introduced our brand new shiny books to the community of Marlborough Primary School. I presented two assemblies with follow up creative writing workshops for the children in Year Four. Everyone was extremely positive and enthusiastic and bursting with creative ideas and keen [...]
The Invincible Voices Collection – The covers are here! -    How do you like the look of the book covers for the Invincible Voices short stories collection? I am busily working together with Matador (part of the Troubador group) on these publications (currently at the typesetting stage). The three books should hopefully be out by January/February 2017. I think Athena Estrada’s illustrations look fab! The stories are for children [...]
Tea and Baklavas at Winchester - Looking forward to reading from my memoir Tea and Baklavas – tales of a dysfunctional Cypriot family, with plenty of plate smashing, but for all the wrong reasons – at the Winchester Writers’ Festival this Friday 17th June. Please come along to Winchester University’s St Alphege Building, Room 003 at 7.45pm. I’ll be sharing the slot with baby boomer poet Helen [...]
What am I writing at the moment? - Lots of you are asking me how the writing’s going. Well, there are a couple of projects in progress at the moment.   Invincible Voices Publications I am currently busy editing and putting together a collection of short stories that have been written and developed with groups of children through the Invincible Voices creative writing workshops and English tuition sessions [...]
Professional Writing Service - Do you need support with writing documents such as personal statements for job applications or UCAS forms? Or might you know of anyone who does? I have recently helped two young adults with various professional development processes and have found it most rewarding. I am currently expanding my home tuition services to support adults with their writing as well as [...]
In the Top Ten Chart at youwriteon.com - I was really pleased to see that my extract made it to the Top Ten this morning. I have previously been in the top twenty, but recent revisions have meant that people are enjoying the writing even more, which just goes to show that time and effort spent on the endless re-drafting process is time well spent. The opening pages to [...]
Pitch Perfect? - I had a great morning today at Bloomsbury, meeting agents and writers as part of an event hosted by Writers&Artists. (I’d been invited to attend as part of the memoir competition prize that I was awarded earlier this year). The day involved a series of discussions with literary agents Liz Bonsor (Blair Partnership), Carrie Plitt (Conville and Walsh), Louise Lamont [...]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *