Graffiti on oil tank: "Live life."
Graffiti in my New England hometown. Photo credit: Nicole St. James

I write about diverse characters, with a literary vein running through my contemporary fiction.

I’ve created this to share the “bits of string” writers are known for gathering: the dangling ends of intriguing plot webs, a desperate character’s unraveling threads…


June 2018: Bristol’s flash fiction walk is coming right up. I’ve got a piece in it, so pop along for an exciting city walk with lots of stories along the way. Starting from the M Shed at 10:30 on Saturday, 16 June.

May 2018: My quirky love story “From Newcastle, With Love” featured in the latest Stroud Short Stories night. See the video here, and make sure you check out the other wonderful offerings from the night!

April 2018: I read on a panel of short story readers at the Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival, and stayed for a marvelous day of talks and readings. Here’s my blog post on this special festival and my new comical story that debuted there.

January 2018: My prize-winning story “The Maze” got another outing when I was invited to read at the Bristol Novel Nights discussion on successful short story writing. Excellent tips from main speaker Tom Vowler and a lovely little write-up of our other stories on the Novel Nights blog here. Don’t miss upcoming events!