writing

My non-fiction book is called “How can We Make This Happen? : Successful Change Through Incentives and Trust” (published Sep 2016) and you can read all about it, and how to buy it, at www.trenchantbooks.com . It is a course textbook for project management modules at the University of Greenwich Business School. In 2020 I edited & converted the autobiography of Hugh Walker MBE into a Kindle book published also by Trenchant Books.

In Jun 2019 my first fiction appeared; a flash fiction in the anthology called “Story Cities: A City Guide For The Imagination” published by Arachne Press and available at this web shop – follow the #StoryCities story on Twitter. At the launch event in June I was invited to close the show of live readings. It was subsequently called a ‘glorious finale’ on Twitter, which is nice. You can suffer it too by using this YouTube link, or you can listen below to a later audio performance as part of the London Design Festival 2019, which is perhaps more spirited (practised).

Since that brief flash (ha ha) of success, I am now collecting the traditional rejections/silences that are the proving ground of an emerging artist.

In 2020 I did have a number of flash fictions published online at adhocfiction.com and a short story published in an eBook anthology by happylondonpress.com

In 2021 I have started taking online drama and playwriting courses run by People’s Company who are part of The Theatre Royal, Plymouth, and by Down Stage Write who cover Devon and Cornwall. I really enjoy writing dialogue so who knows … perhaps the play’s the thing. Not entirely abandoning the fiction, though, I’m also doing some workshops run by LiteratureWorks who are based in Exeter; this being early 2021 all courses are online, of course.