Five Quick Questions – An Interview with Amanda Huggins

Today, we’re talking to author and poet, Amanda Huggins, whose first full-length poetry collection, talk to me about when we were perfect, launches this week. The Blurb: talk to me about when we were perfect is a collection of snapshots, a life unfolding in flashbacks, imbued with a bittersweet yearning for the places to which […]

Word Has It… Monday 27th March 2023

It’s publication week! Yes, it’s finally launch week for my debut full-length poetry collection, talk to me about when we were perfect. Friday 31st is the day! I’m really thrilled by all the positive feedback I’ve had from the reviewers so far, and the book itself looks beautiful. It’s tough out there for authors, publishers […]

Word Has It… Monday 13th March 2023

Good morning! We’ve had lovely blue skies and bright sunshine over Yorkshire today, so I’m feeling as though spring might be on the way at last. (By the time you read this, another Beast from the Freezing East will probably have arrived, but hey ho!) As you may recall me mentioning, I recorded my very […]

Word Has It… Monday 27th February 2023

I’ve been reading very very short stories this week – 100-words-or-less to be precise. But there were almost 500 of them, so it was no mean feat. As you may have already guessed, I’ve been judging a competition – this year’s National Flash Fiction Day Micro-Fiction Competition. I’ve selected my quota to go through to […]

Word Has It… Monday 13th February 2023

What have you been up to this last two weeks? Everything has been pretty much as normal here at McFish Towers, and that in itself means I have a lot to be thankful for. The highlight of my month so far has been recording a podcast for Northern Gravy with the talented poet and all-round […]

Word Has It… Monday 30th January 2023

Can it be the end of January already? Miserable Monday and Woe-Is-Me Wednesday have been and gone for another year – those dangerous days when our resolve disappears and we either pour a large glass of red or succumb to the online sales to cheer ourselves up. Random purchases such as a Turkish coffee grinder […]