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  • Horror Night at Write Blend, Liverpool

    From 7pm

    Write Blend, 124 South Road, Waterloo, Liverpool, L22 0ND


    Write Blend becomes Fright Blend for this evening of pre-Hallowe’en chills.

    Horror writer Marie Anne Cope will take you on a journey to explore the meaning of terror and horror and to debate the correct mix of each within a horror story or movie. She will set your nerves on edge by looking at our fears, especially our fear of the dark, and seek to answer the question of why it is that we like to be scared.
    Your emotions now heightened, Marie will seek to chill you to the core by reading one of her dark and scary short stories.
    If you like to be frightened, if you like to feel that shiver down your spine, if you like the feeling of not knowing who will be lurking in the darkness as you leave, then come and join Marie and have your taste-buds tantalised.

    Come along and discover the terrifying power of stories.

  • Writer’s Workshop – Planning Your Story

    I had a fantastic morning yesterday delivering my Planning Your Story workshop where I took the guys through developing ‘real’ characters, creating a skeleton of your story and then adding meat and muscle to that skeleton.

    I will be running a 6 week course starting 25 January 2018, so watch this space for more info ?


  • Planning Your Story & Author Visits

    Planning Your Story & Author Visits

    10am-4pm, Saturday 16 September

    Gwersyllt Community Centre, 2nd Avenue, Gwersyllt, Wrexham, LL11 4ED

    Unsure how to get started either writing your novel or getting ready for an author visit?

    Why not join the workshops Jude and I are running on Saturday 16th September at Gwersyllt Community Centre?

    It might just be the kick start you’re looking for!!

    Full details and booking can be found on the link below:

    Looking forward to seeing you there!!

  • Authors For All Your Imaginations – Oswestry Library

    In case you missed it, here are a few snaps ?



  • Broken Bonds Author Talk and Signing at Waterstones Wrexham

    Thanks to all those who came to listen; you made it such a fantastic experience.

    If you missed it, here are a few snaps ?


  • Authors for all your Imaginations – Oswestry Library – 19 August 17

    11am-2pm, Saturday 19 August

    Oswestry Library, Arthur Street, Oswestry

    Celebrated and award-winning local authors coming to Oswestry Library.

    Writing in a variety of genres (from Historical, Supernatural, Adventure, Contemporary, Verse, Crime, Science Fiction, Vampire & Children’s), each author will be happy to discuss their work and how to get published.

    Join myself, Phil Burrows, PJ Roscoe, Fiona Knowles Holland and many more for readings, signed copies and refreshments.

    Contact the library for more info:
    01743 250351

  • Author Talk & Book Signing – Waterstones Wrexham 12 August 17

    1pm-2pm, Saturday 12 August

    Waterstones, 9-11 Regent Street, Wrexham

    Come along and join me for a journey through my writing career and a discussion of the themes running through my second novel, Broken Bonds.

    I will be reading passages from Broken Bonds and there will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy, as well as pose any burning questions you may have!

    Hope to see you all there!

  • Floga With Flossie Launch

    As I am a yoga teacher, Jude asked me if I’d come along and do a little demo after her reading. I was more than happy to oblige and even had a couple of willing participants, one of whom was Jude herself!


  • CofW Writers’ Group Meeting


    We then had a battle of the genres, where horror went up against sci-fi, historical fiction and children’s. HORROR WON!! I converted 6 people to the dark side (going from an initial 5 to 11). Not sure if it was the red lipstick, the leather pants or what I actually said…..who cares!!


  • My Short Story ‘Two Days’ Wins First Prize at Wrexham’s Carnival of Words 2017

    How excited am I to announce that my short story ‘Two Days’ won the top prize at the Carnival of Words on 1 May. I am absolutely over the moon and got to hear AD Garrett read it out loud too!

    What’s tickling my writing pals is that ‘Two Days’ is a story of passion not horror!

    In case you missed it, here are some pictures. ‘Two Days’ will be published in a separate post.