Category Archives: Non fiction

Fandom

I wrote this a dozen or so years ago, after an epic trip to London to see the Manics. I was awake for nearly 24 hours, which explains the spaceship and the elephant, but nothing else.  It turns out that … Continue reading

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What’s Your Story, Chorley?

On Saturday 26th April, I will be reading a short extract from one of my short stories as part of Chorley & District Writers’ Circle contribution to the ‘What’s Your Story, Chorley?’ event. I’ll be reading in the Chorley Library … Continue reading

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‘A Song for Issy Bradley’ by Carys Bray. A review by Jeanette Greaves

Let me make it clear, I like genre books – horror, sf, fantasy. If it doesn’t have a spaceship or a paranormal creature I am unlikely to read it. And yet a couple of years ago, Carys Bray drew me … Continue reading

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Idoru – second time around

On re-reading William Gibson’s Idoru. The second reading comes nearly sixteen years after the first. My memories of the first reading are of disappointment – it wasn’t the book I wanted it to be. I wanted the Idoru to be … Continue reading

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Charity talks

This article was written for the Winter 2011 / 2012 issue of The Cat magazine, published and distributed nationally by Cats Protection. One of the three aims of Cats Protection is to educate and inform the public about cats, and … Continue reading

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My Family In Other Words.

The English language is inadequate for the job of describing certain family relationships, and it’s about time we coined the missing words. I love my nieces and nephews, and with the tenth one on the way very soon, I want … Continue reading

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Lancashire Writing Hub Guest Editorship.

I’ve written two new short articles for the Lancashire Writing Hub. My stint as Guest Editor ends tomorrow, it’s been great fun and I’ve loved doing it. The Name Game – choosing character names Writing for a charity – getting … Continue reading

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Litmus – a review

My review of Litmus. Short Stories from Modern Science. The scientific process is based on the sharing of ideas and information. Behind all discoveries lie a multitude of stories. The human need for a narrative, for a hero, encourages us … Continue reading

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Behind The Scenes

‘The Cat’, the national magazine of Cats Protection, has published my article on community talks in its latest issue (Winter 2011). It’s a two page spread on pages 48 & 49. The article was written earlier this year specifically for … Continue reading

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That’s a lot of cats.

I was asked by Cats Protection Media Office to write this piece about the volunteers at Preston Branch and their success in neutering cats. It was published in the Summer 2011 edition of cp news & views, a national magazine … Continue reading

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