I was born in Dublin and made my way to London on a bike in my mid-twenties. It’s where I can still be found though ever further out, most recently as far as Harrow. I no longer own a bicycle.
My story “The Babby” achieved honourable mention in the Glimmer Train Family Matters short story competition, September 2015.
I won the Small Wonder short story slam in 2013 with a story that consisted entirely of questions.
One of my stories was in a book, The Monkey’s Typewriter, which won the £3,000 first prize in a national competition, the Raymond Williams Award, administered by Arts Council England. The book was a project of Willesden Green Writers’ Group and my contribution was called Gerry Boysey’s Human Circus.
My poem “The first time the Earth went round by the Sun” was long-listed for the Fish poetry prize 2013.
One of my contributions to WriteThis, which had a rude name I’ll not assail your eyes with here today, was listed among the “notable stories of 2006” by Story South Million Writers Award.
I have edited or co-edited 10 anthologies of short stories and two of poetry. And it’s no exaggeration to say those books outsold even the first edition of Moby-Dick.