Writing Group

It’s been a long time since I have attended a writing workshop or writing group, though I have done so in the past. This is mainly because I have been spending my time worrying more about writing out what I have in my head as first drafts than polishing up pieces for potential readers. I […]


I have been having dreams for the past few years about a strange little shop in a Victorian building. It is full of vintage furniture, handmade Egyptian perfume bottles that twinkle from dark corners, and the walls are covered in framed prints. The shop is Feathers in Canterbury. I used to go there all the […]

The Literary Wilderness

The first books I really remember from my childhood are by Beatrix Potter. They were the perfect size for little hands, I loved the detailed illustrations and the adventures the animal protagonists went on. There was a tie in TV series that my grandmother recorded for me on VHS tapes which I would watch over […]

Dysbooks Progress

I am currently finishing off a complete update to dysbooks.com, a website I first created in 2010. It is provides information to support dyslexic people of all ages with reading and writing. When I began Dysbooks there was not much information available to support dyslexic people with an interest in books or becoming skilled writers. […]