Read Regional: The 10 Best Things To Do in X
19 June 2019 by
When I think about my novels I sometimes imagine them sinking slowly, or not so slowly, into a great dark...
Read Regional: Connections
12 June 2019 by
“It seems there’s a sense of disconnect between you and your father.” I’m in South Shields at The Word, and...
Read Regional: Nature on the Road
03 June 2019 by
My Read Regional events began with a visit to Darlington Library. Working with the library’s reading group, it was an...
Read Regional: Life as a full-time author
10 May 2019 by
There’s one element of being a full-time author I’ve never entirely become used to, even after fourteen years and eleven...
Read Regional: War and Memory
02 August 2018 by
Read Regional transported me from Hull to Carlisle and from Yorkshire to County Durham, where libraries created the warmest welcome...
Read Regional: The Value of a Good Library
31 July 2018 by
This is my second year on the Read Regional campaign, a feat which I don’t think has happened before! I...
Read Regional: A memoir
06 July 2018 by
As my train to Hull passed under the north end of the Humber Bridge, taking me to my last Read...
Read Regional: Book Baby – How to be a Writer and a Mother?
04 July 2018 by
I submitted the final version of my manuscript of How Saints Die to my editor on 4th December 2016 and...
Read Regional: A whistle-stop tour
13 June 2018 by
In a scruffy clearing in Cleckheaton woodland, a middle-aged man breaks into a sonorous chorus of the folk standard ‘Who...
Read Regional: Around the North in Twelve Library Authorities
29 May 2018 by
In a recent conversation, I was informed by an otherwise reasonable-seeming man that “We don’t need libraries anymore because you...
Read Regional: Poets, past and present
03 May 2018 by
I’ve been to two of my four Read Regional events, which means I’m halfway through my mini tour of the...
Read Regional: Author on Tour
27 April 2018 by
Usually, when a novel comes out I’ve found you have about six weeks. Six weeks of daily notifications on Twitter...