One of my lovely neighbours caught me in the entrance hall yesterday to tell me I’d been mentioned in the local paper. The article’s not really about me at all of course, it’s about Jenny Martin, a writer I’ve taught for a little while now. More importantly it’s about her brilliant collection of war poems, Aftermath (click here to buy) with a foreword by the magic Dame Vera Lynn. And here’s the article. Apologies for the poor quality.
Yesterday was the last session of the children’s writing course I’ve been running. Six children, eight weeks, lots of fun and lots of hard work and, at the end, six brilliant stories that I’m now going to be turning into six little books. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it, mostly I think, because I had a great bunch. There’s a chance I’ll be putting them up online so, if you’re interested, watch this space.
And I’ll be doing it all again, starting January 20th, half past four until five. If anyone’s interested then give either me a shout, or get in touch with Bollington library.
There are also a few spaces free for my online short fiction course. And, because I’m a generous kind of chap, from now until the end of December, it’ll only cost you £89. Give me a shout if you’re interested.
And don’t forget, I’m still here to edit short stories from £20. Let me know if you need any help.
Well, could you? I most certainly couldn’t. Have a go, and have an interesting read, here.
So, Halloween’s been and gone and it was fun. But what I’m really thinking of now, is Christmas. Not the holiday, you understand. But the film (Facebook page here) of one of my friend, Cally Taylor’s, books, Home for Christmas. Here’s the trailer. Do take a look and go see it if you can. I doubt you’ll be disappointed.