SOA Workshop: Short and Sweet: the Wonder of the Short Story

I’m doing a short story workshop for the Society of Authors in partnership with Nottingham library on Saturday 18 May 2024. Description What makes a great short story? Frances Thimann and Giselle Leeb discuss this versatile form and some of their favourite stories. They will read examples from their own work and from others’ stories, … Read more

Norwich Book Slam at Anteros Arts Foundation

06 Feb 2024, 19:30 – 21:30Music Room, 7-15 Fye Bridge St, Norwich NR3 1LJ, UK I’m reading at this event, alongside Polis Loizou, Chris Parker, Ami Rao, and Trevor Mark Thomas. More info and Book a ticket here.

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Are You Cold, Monkey? Are You Cold?

Are You Cold, Monkey? Are You Cold? Number 11 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A depressed young woman working in a lab inadvertently cures herself by advising the lab monkeys. Read an excerpt: The girl in the puddle is not exactly dreaming . . … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: I Probably Am a Lonely One

I Probably Am a Lonely One Number 8 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. Hopper’s Nighthawks is brought to life when a freak lightning ball in a diner propels a group of outsiders to decide between loneliness and love. Read an excerpt: The man in … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Grow Your Gorilla

Grow Your Gorilla Number 13 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A young boy faces the reality of environmental destruction when his electronic toy gorilla comes to life. Read an excerpt: On Christmas night, after my parents had gone to bed, I took you out … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: The Edges of Seasons

The Edges of Seasons Number 14 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A woman grapples with discrimination and the loss of her mother as she rescues a swan trapped in the ice. Read an excerpt: Is the ice strong enough to hold my weight? Never, … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Thin

Thin Number 6 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A slim young girl wakes from cryopreservation to find that she is too fat for her new world. Read an excerpt: After I unfroze, I opened my eyes and saw five gaunt faces leaning over me … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Scaffolding

Scaffolding Number 7 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A patient’s scurvy rips open the physical and emotional scars of his past, forcing his doctor to acknowledge the limits of conventional medical practice. Read an excerpt: These are the bones that Jack built.I imagine the … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Drowning

Drowning Number 5 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A man living in the desert loses his grip on everyday life when his marriage sets off an obsession with the enormity of time. Read an excerpt: He stands at the corner of the sheep pasture … Read more

Indie BUK Fest ’23 with Robin Ince and local authors

Tuesday, 20 June 20237:30pmThe Bonnington Theatre, NottinghamBook a ticket here. Chuffed to be taking part in the first Indie BUK fest. You’ll get the chance to listen to Robin Ince and chat to him and local authors about their books.