First must tell you about an interview I did with Rob Richardson for his Express FM radio show - Write On. It will be broadcast on Tuesday, 27th October at 7pm. If you live in Portsmouth or the surrounding areas you will be able to pick the programme up on the radio. I live in Poole so I just Google it and listen through the computer.

Rob is a lovely guy, a musician and a writer, very interested in all things literary. It's the 3rd time I've been on his show and the great thing is that he actually reads my books - and he says he enjoys them, too, which is a huge bonus. The music this time is all my choice, so you can blame me if it's not to your taste!

The panel event I took part in for the Bournemouth Literary Festival discussing various ways of getting your writing published was a great success and the venue was packed. I had gone the traditional route with an established publisher taking my book(s) on, while Janine Pulford had started her own publishing house and David Hay reached a publishing agreement with Authorhouse to publish his book.

The whole thing was very ably chaired by Penny Legg and it was fascinating to hear how others had found success and various topics were up for discussion, such as cost to the author, editing and marketing and the audience kept us busy with lots of questions at the end of the session. I really enjoyed it.