IMG_3728 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: [...]
CBF 013 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 [...]
Summertime Storytime 013 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 Storytime 001 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. [...]
003 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 [...]
IMG_2435 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 [...]
DSC_1100 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 March2017 010 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 0001 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 [...]
cover image 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 [...]
Writers'-Festival-Logo-210 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 [...]
Blog pic May2016 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 [...]
writing 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! In the Top Ten Chart at - 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 [...]
w&a 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 [...]
three A great response to Tea and Baklavas - I am really delighted that so many readers have taken the time to look at the extract When Dad was James Bond that I recently posted from my memoir Tea and Baklavas. People have responded so thoughtfully and seem to really ‘get it’ which is great.   Many have agreed with the sentiments of the adjudicator of the memoir competition who [...]

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