Update: Rare Birds

Last night I finished the second rewrite of my debut novel Rare Birds, which is being edited by Zoya Patel in preparation to send to a literary agent. I’ve been calling this the “second” rewrite because getting the manuscript up to a standard that I was happy enough with to show an editor last year

Short Story Longlisted for Award

Some news that made it onto the Facebook page and my Instagram, but that I somehow neglected to put on the website… My short story “Like Siamese” was recently long-listed for the 2016 Birdcatcher Books Short Story Award. “Like Siamese” will appear in the competition’s print anthology, released through Birdcatcher Books mid-2017. Exciting!

Rare Birds Goes to the Editor

7 years, 1000 drafts (with 1000 more re-writes), 4 writing holidays… and it’s done. Rare Birds is finished! Tonight I’m celebrating with a glass of champagne as the manuscript of my first novel goes off to the editor. Thank you to everyone for their support and enthusiasm over the years since I first drafted this