Meeting Alex Reece Abbott, author of The Helpmeet

This week we have another Hysteria 2015 Finalist to welcome, she is also the author of The Helpmeet. Her new novel has been selected with eleven other finalist/winners for the Greenbean Novel Fair later this month. The annual event in Dublin is an Irish Writers Centre initiative, offering writers a unique opportunity to meet some of the most … Continue reading Meeting Alex Reece Abbott, author of The Helpmeet

Meeting MJ Oliver – Hysteria 2015 poetry category finalist

Today it's the turn of MJ Oliver to join me on the Thursday Throng.  MJ has had twenty-three poems either successfully placed in compositions, or published in anthologies.  The MJ Oliver Interview What is one thing that no-one would usually know about you? I can’t really tell you that, it would be too embarrassing, although it’s … Continue reading Meeting MJ Oliver – Hysteria 2015 poetry category finalist

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

Grab the Hysteria 4 anthology of winning entries free on Kindle

Hurrah! Hysteria 4, the anthology of all winning entries to this years Hysteria Writing Competition is now available in the Kindle store at Amazon. To celebrate we're giving it away FREE from midnight on Christmas day to midnight on 27th December. Grab your copy by clicking the link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B019R6X3CY/ Don't forget to pass the message … Continue reading Grab the Hysteria 4 anthology of winning entries free on Kindle

Meeting Nicola Warwick, author of Groundings

This week I'd like you all to meet Nicola Warwick. After attempts to write plays and novels, she rediscovered poetry while taking a Diploma in Creative Writing in 1999, and has been writing more seriously since then. She has been published in several poetry magazines, including the Rialto, Acumen, the South and Poetry Review and … Continue reading Meeting Nicola Warwick, author of Groundings

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