Wordsmithery

Previously a freelance feature writer, editor, teacher and lecturer, I now focus on the shockingly successful hyperlocal Bude & Beyond Community website and writing  local-interest books.

A First Class Honours graduate in Literature, my recent books, commissioned and published by Amberley Publishing, include Bude Through Time, Bude Рthe Postcard Collection, and Secret Bude. They are available at Wharf Studio, Spencer Thorn, Crescent Post Office, online via Amazon or this website,  or from the publisher.

 

I currently work from Wharf Studio in Bude, where I am now editing my book about the fascinating, enigmatic tarot artist, Pamela Colman Smith, scheduled for publication in 2019. At the studio, I also teach writing groups/classes for those wanting to fill the blank page and get their story out.

There are older titles¬† written or edited during my earlier freelance feature writing/publishing days. Working with writers was always rewarding; my favourite was probably the late and lovely John Nicklin who was a trawler man with the language to match, so the book required strong editing – but what a story he had to tell! Christine Kenny also completed a fascinating book based on her interviews with women mill workers. ¬†She wanted to call it The Smell of Christmas¬†but I was struck by the women workers exclaiming about dust from the cotton getting everywhere…it became¬†Cotton Everywhere.

Editing, manuscript reading, writing and proofreading services are still available.

Here is a small sample of my previous written/edited titles:

 

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