My dad made me a pen

Like many 70-year-old men from the north of England, my dad isn’t one for emotions. I don’t recall him ever telling me that he loves me. Compliments are always thin on the ground. So like many children of 70-year-old men from the north of England, I have to assume that a) he does, and b) […]

Some goals for 2017

I do tend to give myself goals at the start of each year, but I don’t often write them down and I’ve never shared then publicly before. But then this year does feel different, somehow. I don’t know why. Work I’ve spent the last year doing content strategy and managing some ace projects at Yoomee, […]

Shelflife – a newsletter

Newsletters have been all the rage for a couple of years. I’m not saying I’m some sort of pioneer (I am), but I’ve had my own newsletter for quite some time. In the last few months, I’ve been taking it a bit more seriously. What’s in a name? Last October, I moved the newsletter to […]

The end of the Write for Your Life podcast

I have currently recorded 157 episodes of the Write for Your Life podcast, the first in 2009 and the most recent, just before Christmas last year. Me and Donna, my co-host for the last couple of years, have made a difficult and slightly sad decision. We will record two more shows and then, well, that […]

A new job at Yoomee

I’m very pleased to write that next month, I will start a new job at Sheffield digital agency, Yoomee. I’ll be a Senior Producer with a focus on creating, organising and managing content. It’s a big deal for a couple of reasons. First, I’ve heard great things about Yoomee and I’m excited about working with […]

Microstories

Earlier this year, I relaunched my newsletter for writers and other creative folks, The Broome Cupboard. Every week, I send an email to 400-odd people, sharing interesting links and goodies that I’ve found on my internet travels. I also include an original microstory. Unflashy fiction Almost every good idea I’ve ever had has started as […]

Coming soon: A is for Angelica, the audiobook

I’m tickled pink to tell you that Oakhill Publishing has bought the UK rights to the audiobook version of A is for Angelica, my debut novel. It’s in production now and will be available in libraries from 15 September 2015. You’ll be able to buy and keep a copy from Audible some time in October […]