A few snapshots from Waterstones Brighton last Saturday: Pretty darn enticing, right?Read More Looky looky at all the gorgeous…
Brighton is a unique place and I am so glad that I get to regularly go there and work in the coolest bookshop in the country. Pride took place yesterday and Waterstone’s had a rather eye-catching window display that I thought I’d share with you: Missing from the pic are the gorgeous rainbow paper chains […]Read More Being proud
I read my new story – “The Mothers” – at Sparks and it is now available to read here. I am chuffed to have a story in the second issue of Fractured West. It’s a delicious publication – cute but with bite. This is how gorgeous my short story case at Brighton Waterstone’s looks: And this is […]Read More 4 things
Regular readers will know that I occasionally post pics of “my” short story display case. (Of course, when I say “my” I mean books selected by me and displayed for sale at Waterstone’s bookshop in Brighton.) So, here’s how it looks RIGHT NOW! On the top we have Just When Stories all profits of which go to […]Read More Psst! Wanna see my short story display case?
I think this display case is a perfect mix of fiction that appeals to Eddie (lovely colleague and fiction buyer) and I. We have both selected books for inclusion (Eddie is very skilled at finding awesome, bonkers, wonderful fiction), and I’m really pleased with it. Show it some love people! (You can play guess who […]Read More New display case revealed…da da daaah….
I thought it was time for another look at Brighton Waterstone’s short story display case. If this works I think you should be able to click the pic and see it in giant format. Some very good books in there. From the top we have The Cost of Living by Mavis Gallant, The United States […]Read More Check out "my" short story display case…
The recent Waterstone’s bashing dismays me as a reader, writer & a bookseller. I make no secret of the fact that I work part-time for Waterstones, and I love my job. The opinions I offer here are merely my own thoughts and are in no way an official Waterstone’s “line” or response. Over the last […]Read More Disappointed by the Waterstone’s bashing.
I received my prize for winning the Bookseller’s Bursary yesterday. Wow, what a parcel! Champagne, a trophy, £’s, an Arvon gift certificate, a winner’s certificate, an Arvon Moleskine notebook. Superb. I am chuffed to bits. And I wasn’t going to say anything, because y’know, it doesn’t do to show off. Then I thought, oh hang […]Read More Nobody likes a show off!
Waterstone’s ran a writing competition for a Bookseller’s Bursary with a cash prize, a place on an Arvon course, paid leave to attend the course and a trophy . I was shortlisted and invited to a “do” for the announcement of the two winners. Sadly I developed Urticaria and had to spend the morning in […]Read More Itching and winning!
I thought it’d be cool to show you a recent photo from the short story display case at work. There seems to have been a sudden flurry of very good short story collections being published. Hurray! Starting from the top we have Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie “The Thing Around Your Neck”, “Midsummer Nights” edited by Jeanette […]Read More "My" short story display case!