Notebook

Writing

Here are some of my recent writing achievements.
Click on the picture above each item, or the underlined phrases in the text, 
for more information, to view the piece or to hear it being read out aloud.

 
The Mainstream anthology

MAINSTREAM, by Inkandescent

I am one of 15 emerging writers to be included in this anthology of "stories from the edge". My story, "The Reluctant Bride", is a ghostly tale set in rural Pakistan. The book will also feature 15 established writers, including Kerry Hudson (Lowborn) and Kit de Waal (My Name is Leon). 

Readings from all the writers and poets

Mechanics' Institute Review

An online reading of my short story "Her So-Called Life".

Untitled: Voices, ISSUE TWO, VOLUME TWO

Untitled: Voices

My short stories "Finding Me, Finding You" and "A Flash of Silver" feature in Issue Two, Volume Two of this online magazine for underrepresented voices.

Reading at the CFWA presentation evening

Creative Future Writers Awards

I won Gold for my short story “A Home from Home”, which is based on material from my novel Northern Boy.

The 30 Awardees

London Writers' Awards

I won a place on the inaugural London Writers' Awards, a year-long mentoring programme run by the London writing agency Spread the Word.

Illustration of me for the FOTS piece

Other writing experience