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Posted on Thu 24 Aug 2017

The Amazing Chen

I am excited to present my latest short story 'The Amazing Chen' published by Fairlight Books.

Read it here

Posted on Tue 20 Jun 2017

Interview and Short Story

The Honest Ulsterman interviewed me recently about my writing:

Read the interview

and also published one of my short stories 'She will be my joy':

Read the story

Posted on Thu 11 May 2017

Belfast Book Festival

As part of Lagan Online's 12NOW series, I will be reading one of my short stories at this year's Belfast Book Festival.
Thurs 8th June - 8pm. Come along! Can't wait!
Tickets

Posted on Wed 19 Oct 2016

12 NOW

I am delighted to have been selected to participate in a new project from Lagan Press that uses literature to help others and aid wellbeing. This is such a worthy cause and something that I am both excited and honoured to be part of.

Lagan Online has chosen 12 New Original Writers to work with Verbal Arts Centre’s Reading Rooms, a mobile shared reading programme that gives participants a voice, reduces isolation and anxiety, and promotes wellbeing. Using a reading aloud and shared reading setting, the programme encourages participants to share personal experiences from their past, sparking memories, stimulating new thoughts and provoking conversation related to the short stories and poems from 12 NOW, selected in advance and tailored to the needs of the group by the project’s Literary Guide.

Reading Rooms currently has five strands: Young People, Older People, Criminal Justice (working with ex young offenders), Schools Programme and Mental Health. Overall, the poems and stories from each of the 12 NOW will have been read by hundreds of people in dozens of Reading Rooms groups across Northern Ireland, catering to both adults and children. Additionally, each writer will also go out to visit selected groups to read to them and discuss their work.

To find out more about this project, visit the 12 NOW website.

Posted on Mon 22 Aug 2016

Sam Watson and the Penny World Cup

This month marks the publication of my fourteenth short story, ‘Sam Watson and the Penny World Cup.’ It feels like a milestone and I’m not entirely sure why, but something has floated up through my subconscious and this feels extra important, so I’ll embrace the joy!

This new story will be featured in Issue 5 of ‘The Lonely Crowd,’ a literary journal that is rapidly building a reputation for publishing great literature; and I am pleased to work once again with its editor, John Lavin.

You can order a copy here.