My story “Beautiful things in his head” won the 2015 RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland short story competition. The story was published in the RTE Guide of August 17th 2015. I was previously shortlisted in 2014 and long listed in 2013. Here’s the story if you’d like to have a read. It contains a referenceContinue reading “RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland 2015 Winning Short Story.”
The Genesis of the authors Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell. (Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë) Charlotte’s discovery of Emily’s poems The story of the Brontë sisters’ metamorphoses into the Bell authors begins ‘…in the autumn of 1845…’ when Charlotte discovers poems by Emily and considers them worthy of publication. It is a story dominatedContinue reading “Have you ever wondered where it all began for Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë?”
The name Brontë: The Rev Patrick Brontë , father of the Brontë authors was born Patrick Prunty, into a family of ten children, in Co. Down in Ireland. Although the family were peasant farmers Patrick showed an early interest in Greek and Latin classics and came to the attention of a local Methodist, the RevContinue reading “Charlotte Brontë: I thought I might share some facts on Charlotte as part of her bicentenary celebrations.”
I get obsessed with things a lot. Like Netflix. Right now, it’s American Horror Story, previously it’s been House of Cards(which I watched to the bitter end) Suits (naw, eventually got tired of Harvey and Mike behaving as if they were Bruce and Cybil in Moonlighting) and The Returned(lasted two episodes and …pun alert…haven’t goneContinue reading “Halloween”
My story “Beautiful things in his head” won the 2015 RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland short story competition. The story was published in the RTE Guide of August 17th 2015. I was previously shortlisted in 2014 and long listed in 2013. Here’s the story if you’d like to have a read. Beautiful things in hisContinue reading “2015 – RTE Guide / Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition Winner”
Now available on Kindle and paperback on Amazon A new short story anthology which celebrates the “secrets, history and mystery” of historic houses. Features my short story Shh about a trip to the Brontë Parsonage which leaves a teenager questioning what is and isn’t real. Thanks also to http://bronteblog.blogspot.de/2015/07/shh-come-into-house.html
Reading one of my poems, The Pram at the ‘Healing Session’ in John B’s during writers’ week festival 2015.