Category Archives: Writing


Plus ca change, plus la meme chose

Today’s post is by Katie Isbester, Director of Claret Press. Brace yourselves because I’m about to make two contradictory statements. Here goes the first: It is my passionately held belief that the essence of storytelling has not changed over the … Continue reading


Story Bazaar Book News

For those awaiting the publication of The Silver Rings, the second in the Al Andalus series and the sequel to Reconquista, there is good news. Enforced rest to recuperate from recent surgery has meant lots of time spent on the … Continue reading


The Silver Rings

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Drum roll!  This is a Story Bazaar announcement. The second and final book in the Al Andalus series, the sequel to Reconquista, will be published later this year, just in time for Christmas.  The final section of The Silver Rings, … Continue reading


The Writing Game

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Excellent discussion on Saturday morning at Clapham Book Festival about writing and getting published with Emma Darwin and Philip Gwyn Jones. After a brief canter through the traditional process of writing, seeking an agent and getting a publishing contract Emma … Continue reading


On the day…..

… the books are distributed to the right places, the novelists, critics and poets are ready, the stage, quite literally, is set. The teams congregate this morning at nine o’clock in two of the venues, Omnibus Theatre and Clapham Library. … Continue reading