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. Here are some suggested topics.
If you are looking for a speaker for a reading group, camera club, WI event or literary festival, please contact me.
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?
2018 Forthcoming Events
13th April |Evesham Festival of Words, ‘Meet the Author’
Talking about In the Blink of an Eye with other authors and readers.
Evesham Library, Oat St, Evesham WR11 4PJ
11 am – 12 pm
Join me, Lynn Michell of Linen Press and photographer Rob Douglas to celebrate publication of In the Blink of an Eye. Spike Island Cafe, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6UX, 5 – 7 pm
26th April | Hawkesbury Upton Literature Festival
3rd May |From Lacock to Leith
A talk for Yate & Chipping Sodbury U3A Photography Club. (Club members only.)
29th June | Wickhambrook WI Literary Lunch
A Suffolk launch for In the Blink of an Eye. Crime writers Nicci French are also appearing. WI Hall, Wickhambrook, West Suffolk, CB8 8XR 11 am – 3 pm
Please contact me if you need more information about forthcoming events or would like to book your own.
“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