In November I'll be working with pupils at Bedlington's St Benet Biscop High School as part of a project called Young Voices, run in conjunction with Newcastle University. The idea is to inspire the teenagers to come up with their own creative work.
I've been accepted as a creative writing tutor for the Open College of the Arts which teaches thousands of people creative and visual arts by open and distance learning.
My creative writing course at Berwick Community Centre is going very well. I have a great group of students who are already producing some very good work. The sessions run on Mondays 1pm-3pm - join me if you can.
The Serpent House, a children's novel aimed at readers aged nine to twelve, is to be published by Curious Fox in summer 2014. You can read a little more about it here. Meanwhile, my debut novel for adults, In Too Deep, is now published by Legend Press. It's also available on E-book. Click here to order the paperback.
Here is a link to my website
And here are some links to projects I've been involved with - I hope you find them interesting.