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April   Featured author on Author Around the Corner, British Red Cross Bookshop, Plympton

7th March  Giving talk to authors group, New Inn, Sampford Courtenay

18th March  Book reading at fringe event, Palace Theatre, Paignton Literary festival

15 & 16/10/22   Organised and appeared at the Dartmoor Edge Literary Fest, The Clay Factory nr Ivybridge

22/9/22  Scarlet Velvet, Ivybridge - Tales of the Unexpected

19/8/22  Eastgate Bookshop, Totnes  a talk on A Ha'penny Will Do

4/7/22    Appeared at Penzance Literary Festival Fringe, Redwing Gallery, talking about A Ha'penny Will Do

20/6/22   Talk at Erme & Plymouth City WI on The Glass Bulldog

16/6/22  Indie Author week event, discussion panel, Ivybridge Bookshop

14/6/22   Talk to the U3A creative writing group, Ivybridge

21/5/22  Reading and discussing 'A Ha'penny Will Do' at the Clay Factory, Ivybridge

20/4/22       Meeting of the South Hams Authors Network at the Imperial Inn, Ivybridge

w/b 25/4/22  Publishers Weekly select feature

18 - 22/4/22   Blog tour with the Coffee Pot Book Club

7/4/22          Article in South Hams Gazette

2/4/22  Gave a talk at Hartland Book Festival, N.Devon

1/4/22   Took part in Thriving Ivybridge event

26/3/22  Gave a talk at at Blandford Forum Literary Festival

23/3/22  Meeting of the South Hams Authors Network at the Imperial Inn, Ivybridge with guest speakers Lester Jones & Judith Thomson from Chat & Spin

17/3/22   Talk at Totnes WI via Zoom, due to Covid!

10/3/22  Attended the Riviera Literature Festival, Paignton

4/3/22  Read from A Ha'penny Will Do at Totnes Library 2pm

2/3/22  Online meeting of the South Hams Authors Network

wb 21/2/22  Featured author on Devon Book Club online

18/2/22  Interviewed on BBC Radio Devon breakfast show

17/2/22  Book launch and signing at Ivybridge Bookshop 5.30pm.  A brilliant evening!

16/2/22   Guest post on the Coffee Pot Book club

11/2/22   Reading from A Ha'penny Will Do at Ivybridge Library

7/2/22  I am featured author on the Author Takeover Day on the Historical Fiction Club

1/2/22  Great Interview on Chat and Spin radio

31/1/22   Publication of the third instalment in my series about the Huntingford family history - A Ha'penny Will Do.  This is my second full length novel.

14/12/21  Reading extracts from the second in my series about the Huntingford family history - Someone Else - at Salcombe Library

11/12/21  My books on sale at Christmas Fayre book stall, Ivybridge

26/11/21   Reading extracts from my debut novel - The Glass Bulldog - at Kingsbridge Library

23/11/21 Interview on Chat and Spin radio

12/11/21 Read extracts from The Glass Bulldog at Ivybridge Library

5 & 6/11/21  Attended Exeter Literary Festival and won the flash fiction competition with my short story 'The Other People'

7/10/21 Attended the Guildford Book Festival

23/9/21  Visited the Appledore Book Festival

17/9/21    Visited Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival

08/09/21   First meeting of the South Hams Authors Network at the Imperial Inn, Ivybridge.  This went brilliantly, 15 authors attended and everyone said they got a lot from it.

2/9/21   The South Hams Authors Network is covered by the Ivybridge and South Brent Gazette, and I am featured on the front page!

14/8/21  Featured on the Devon Book Club site.

12/8/21  Attended the 'Meet the Authors' evening at Ivybridge Bookshop.  I read an extract from Chapter 5 of The Glass Bulldog.

5/7/21  Great interview today on BBC Radio Devon with Pippa Quelch talking about The Glass Bulldog.

22/2/21  Exciting news for my home town - we have a new bookshop opening!  Wishing good luck and prosperity to Ivybridge Bookshop when it opens in March.

20/2/21    Just finished the proof reading of 'A Ha'penny Will Do', due out soon.  It's shaping up really well and I'm looking forward to its release.

21/4/20      Another great review for 'The Glass Bulldog', see

22/3/20       'Someone Else' now published on Kindle in and extended paperback.

19/3/20       Have now signed a publishing contract with Austin Macauley for 'A Ha'penny Will Do'.  Out in 2021.  Hooray!

28/2/20       My short novella 'Someone Else' is now finished and ready for publishing on Kindle, hopefully by the end of March this year.

26/1/20      Just submitted my second novel 'A Ha'penny Will Do' to the publishers.  Fingers crossed!

06/01/20     Another good review for 'The Glass Bulldog', this time from Review Tales.

24/11/19    Attended Blandford Forum Literary Festival this week and gave a talk on 'The Glass Bulldog'.  Met several interesting authors at the event: Simon Henry, Jane Wade Scarlet and Janet Hancock.

28/10/19    Had a great interview with Simon Davey on The Voice, North Devon Radio FM talking about 'The Glass Bulldog'.  Thanks Simon!

23/9/19     So exciting!  'The Glass Bulldog' has been nominated for the Walter Scott prize for Historical Fiction.

21/9/19      Attended Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival today, gave out some leaflets and had a great time visiting.

31/8/19     Three months since the publication of 'The Glass Bulldog' and today I have been invited to take part in Blandford Literary Festival!

'The Glass Bulldog' is now a featured book, with author interview, on Awesome Gang Books.

28/8/19      Attended a wonderful Victorian Variety evening at The Watermark in Ivybridge, gave out lots of leaflets to some kind and lovely people.  Check out Ivybridge Community Arts.

23/8/19     Author interview now live on Qwerty Thoughts

23/8/19     Another radio interview on Chat and Spin radio.

17/8/19     First radio Interview on Chat and Spin Radio.

23/7/19       Western Morning News features  'The Glass Bulldog' on their website.

20/7/19     Featured on 'In Your Area' website.

11/7/19      Updated short story 'The Other People' available

5/7/19        Recent publicity: Alphington Life, Exeter Daily Online.

30/6/19      Received 5 star reviews on Amazon and GoodReads.

31/5/19      'The Glass Bulldog' is now published and it looks great!

16/4/19      The release date is now set for 31st May.  Hooray!

9/4/19       Some great cover artwork now completed, looking forward to getting the release date soon.

7/2/19      Just received the final files and artwork - not long now!

4/12/18    Only two months until 'The Glass Bulldog' is published!


2023 events

2nd May   Featured author on The Book Show, Torbay Palm Radio

3rd May   Open Mic night, Brook Kitchen, Budleigh Salterton

19th May   Giving a talk at Bude Literary Festival

15th June  Giving a talk on The Glass Bulldog at the Palace Theatre, Paignton

July 3rd    Appearing at Penzance Literary Festival

July 17th  Talk to U3A Ivybridge on my writing work

13th - 17th September  Organising and appearing at South hams Literary Festival Ivybridge

Autumn   Launch of my third novel 'Dance A Fearful Jig'.



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