One year old, what a journey!

A year has passed since I published my first post here. Looking back, I didn’t know much about blogging. I saw it as a way of getting my writing out into the public sphere, getting people to read it. What I didn’t expect was the huge community of bloggers who love books, reading and writing, just as much as I do. So THANK YOU to everyone who has read my blog over the last 12 months – thanks for finding me, and liking me, and adding your comments. It’s been a real learning process, some things worked, others didn’t, it took me quite a while to figure out how to work WordPress. Some things are still a mystery to me!

To read my very first post, a short story called ‘Magic and Mischief’, click here

Diaspora City 12-8-13

‘Magic and Mischief’ was a finalist in the London New Writing competition in 2002. In 2003 it was published in Diaspora City: the London New Writing anthology [pub. Arcadia Books] along with short stories by Maggie Gee, Iain Sinclair and Toby Litt. Buy it from Amazon here


  1. Congratulations! I enjoyed the short story you shared in honor of your anniversary. I read it this morning while having my coffee. Very nice.

  2. That’s awesome! You have company in that you are not the only one still figuring WordPress out! I feel like the writing is the easy part and the real challenge is getting all the widgets, gadgets, layouts, and about 100 other things worked out…LOL!