Manchester Metropolitan University Novella Awards

I will be part of a panel discussing books and words at The MMU Novella Awards on Saturday 12th July.

I will be joined by Alison Moore, whose novel, The Lighthouse was short listed for The Man Booker. Livi Michael, author of The Whispering Road and Nicholas Royle, representing Salt Publishing.

Bluemoose author Michael Stewart will be talking about his award winning novel KING CROW.


The June ACFG Book of the month for June, is WOUNDING by Heidi James.

‘Cora has everything a woman is supposed to want – a career, a caring hsband, children, and a stylish home. Desperate for release and burdened with guilt she falls into a pattern of ever increasing violence and sexual degradation till a one night stand tips her over the edge.’

Wounding explores a woman’s search for redemption, identity and truth.

A First For Bluemoose Books – Promotion at UK Airports

STRANGER THAN KINDNESS by Mark A Radcliffe is the first Bluemoose title to be sold at UK airports. It is part of WHSmith Travel’s six week Spring promotion, so as you idle the hours away waiting for that flight you can grab Mark’s latest book and like JO BRAND says on the cover, you can ‘ step into an alternative world,’ and one in which she wanted to stay in for a long time.’

If, of course, you’re travelling courtesy of a ‘No frills airline’ and:

WOUNDING by Heidi James – launch

We had a fantastic launch of WOUNDING by Heidi James at The Workers Arts Guild in Bloomsbury on May 1st. Wonderful reading from Heidi, lots of people turned up and we sold loads of books, so thank you to everyone that turned up. There is a cracking thread on Mumsnet at the minute about WOUNDING, so pop along and have your say if you’ve read Heidi’s book. Heidi also gave a talk and a reading at Purley Library yesterday. Lots more events coming up over the summer.


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