Welcome back to The Bandwagon!

I’m absolutely delighted to be reopening The Bandwagon, the blog I started way back in 2014. When I signed my first publishing contract in 2018, I found that I didn’t have as much time to dedicate to this blog, but now we’re back and raring to go! First, some housekeeping. You’ll notice that The BandwagonContinue reading “Welcome back to The Bandwagon!”

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Liz Carr

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Liz Carr, and read her submission, A Mere Mortal. Liz Carr has been a writer and editor in higher education, for charities, and commercial organisations since 1990. She has alsoContinue reading “Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Liz Carr”

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Terry Newman

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Terry Newman, and read his submission, Time. Terry (aka Dr Tel) Newman is a former research scientist who came into his second career via comedy writing for the BBC andContinue reading “Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Terry Newman”

Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Julia Macfarlane

The first Cornish Writing Challenge ran from April-June, and drew in a variety of excellent short stories. Read on to find out more about runner-up Julia Macfarlane, and read her submission, Cornwall For A Change. After a varied career, encompassing time as a tax inspector, a French-German translator,¬†and management positions in various universities, Julia packedContinue reading “Cornish Writing Challenge: Meet runner-up Julia Macfarlane”

A week’s writing retreat + a signed novel by Jane Johnson

Originally posted on Authors for Grenfell Tower: An Online Auction:
ITEM: A week’s writing retreat and a signed novel by Jane Johnson. DETAILS: The winner will receive a signed copy of my novel COURT OF LIONS and a week’s accommodation for two people in our writing retreat in Mousehole, Cornwall (date to be determined according…

Cornish Reading Challenge 2017

It’s back! You thought I’d forgotten, didn’t you? We may have missed St Piran’s Day, but the Cornish Reading Challenge will still be running in 2017 – from May 13th until May 27th. As usual, we’ll have a host of incredible authors involved. We’ll have guest posts, book reviews, giveaways, recommendations, and many more exciting things!Continue reading “Cornish Reading Challenge 2017”