I’m based in South Gloucestershire near Bristol. I give illustrated talks on the history behind In the Blink of an Eye, talk about aspects of creative writing and perform excerpts from my work.
If you are looking for a speaker for a reading group, camera club, WI event or literary festival, please contact me.
Here are some of the topics I can bring to your event. You may also like to check my 2018 Calendar for events near you.
From Lacock to Leith: The Early History of Photography in Scotland
Unsung Heroines: Women in Victorian Society
The voices we hear in In the Blink of an Eye are mostly women and include an art critic, a fisherman’s wife, and the first ever female photographic assistant. What do these historical figures tell us about their place in Victorian Society and how they have been treated by history?
Fact or fiction?
How does a writer of fiction tackle real historical events? Can you retell history without sacrificing either the facts or the demands of a good story?
Please contact me if you need more information about forthcoming events or would like to book your own.
“An excellent speaker on all aspects of writing a novel, inspiring and entertaining.”
Wickhambrook WI Literary Lunch, 2018
“It was fascinating how your talk connected Victorian photography to painting and sculpture,”
Morna Fleming, Undiscovered Dunfermline, Oct 2017
“Added a wonderful fresh aspect to our festival,”
Rachel Nordstrom, St Andrews Photography Festival, Sept 2016