Mar 172014
The Sap Is Rising

It feels like Springtime. And there’s so much going on I feel the need to lie in a darkened room and concentrate on my breathing. Tuesday 18th March from 11.30am – Surviving – my creative writing students are performing their work at Heart in Headingley. You will be amazed at the talent that’s there. It’s a free event, there’s tea and cake and the chance to network with some of the best writers in Leeds. Just turn up on the day. Wednesday 19th March – 7pm – The Body In the Library… Part of the Headingley Lit Fest, Headingley Library. I’ll be talking about books, the writing process, plot and how to commit the perfect murder. Tickets are £4 and available from HEART centre  Saturday 22nd March – 3pm – Surviving The Publishers. A two hour workshop on how to create the perfect submission package. We’ll also be looking at self-publishing options…Held at The Bowery on Headingley Lane, tickets £5 & available from The Bowery. Saturday 29th March – 3.30pm - Committing the Perfect Murder – part of the Otley Word Feast, held at The Garden School. A crime writing workshop looking at creating suspense and tension. Tickets are £8 and available from I’m thrilled to be the Writer In Residence for the Same But Different Festival which will take place at Temple Newsam, Leeds on the weekend of 12th and 13th April. There’s a packed programme of family friendly activities, creative workshops, music and art. I’ll be joining crime writers ….. read full article and comment

 March 17, 2014