Meet Gail Aldwin, author of the short story collection, Paisley Shirt

Hi, this week I'd like to welcome Gail Aldwin to the Thursday Throng. Gail writes every day and loves to see her stories change direction and become more textured through redrafting and editing. Alongside the slog of completing a novel, she enjoys playing with short fiction and poetry. What is one thing that no-one would usually know … Continue reading Meet Gail Aldwin, author of the short story collection, Paisley Shirt

Meeting Dan Buri – Author of Pieces like Pottery

Hello after a few weeks away and I'd like to introduce Dan Buri to the Thursday Throng. Dan is a writer who has recently published his first collection of short fiction, Pieces Like Pottery. It's an exploration of heartbreak and redemption and the San Francisco Globe recommended it to readers and saying, “It hits you in the feels.” What … Continue reading Meeting Dan Buri – Author of Pieces like Pottery

An interview with Gwen Sayers, Hysteria 2015 finalist

This weeks interview is with Gwen Sayers, originally from South Africa. She worked in Seattle and Cape Town as a doctor before finally settling in London. During her medical career she wrote on topics such as ethics, law, and humanities. In 2015 she  completed an MA in creative writing at the University of London. The Gwen Sayers … Continue reading An interview with Gwen Sayers, Hysteria 2015 finalist

An interview with Clare Graham, Hysteria Writing Competition finalist

This week I'd like to welcome Clare Graham to the Thursday Throng. Clare is a finalist in the Flash Fiction category of the Hysteria Writing Competition. The Clare Graham Interview What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you? According to my kids, I am 'officially' the worst tooth fairy ever. They grew … Continue reading An interview with Clare Graham, Hysteria Writing Competition finalist

Meet Cath Blackfeather, Hysteria Writing Competition 2015 finalist

Cath Blackfeather is a poet and finalist in the 2015 Hysteria Writing Competition Poetry category. She has just had a collection of short stories and some poems accepted for publication by Three drops from a Cauldron threedropspoetry.co.uk/seasonal-specials Some will appear on their e-zine and some in print editions at various times over the coming year. … Continue reading Meet Cath Blackfeather, Hysteria Writing Competition 2015 finalist

An interview with Katie Martin, Hysteria 2015 finalist

Katie describes herself as a writer, reader, mother, lawyer and lover of all things literary. Shortlisted for @Criminal_Lines 2015 and a prodigious drinker of strong coffee. What's not to like about that 🙂 Welcome Katie, to the Thursday Throng author interview. The Katie Martin Interview What is one thing that no-one would usually know about … Continue reading An interview with Katie Martin, Hysteria 2015 finalist

Meet Jacqueline Cooper, Hysteria 2015 finalist

Jacqueline Cooper has been short-listed for not one, but two categories in the 2015 Hysteria Writing Competition. Her entries impressed our judges in both the Flash Fiction and Short Story categories. The Jacqueline Cooper Interview Are there any occupational hazards to being a writer? Definitely. Aspiring authors are encouraged to read, read and read. I … Continue reading Meet Jacqueline Cooper, Hysteria 2015 finalist

An interview with Emma Norry, Short Story finalist in Hysteria 2015

This week we're meeting Emma Norry, one of the 10 short listed finalists in the Short Story category of the Hysteria 2015 writing competition. What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you? Nothing – I’ll tell anyone anything! (Ha!) Who would you like to play you in a film of your life? … Continue reading An interview with Emma Norry, Short Story finalist in Hysteria 2015

Meeting Janet Lees – Poetry category finalist

Please welcome Janet Lees, one of the Hysteria 4 Poetry category winners. A freelance copywriter for many years, she rediscovered her love of poetry. Now published in journals including  Magma, Poetry News, The Missing Slate and Right Hand Pointing. She has also taken part in and created video poems and has been selected for various international festivals, … Continue reading Meeting Janet Lees – Poetry category finalist