This Week's Events

I’m back on the road, back in my old hunting/haunting grounds of Boston, Connecticut and New York. And first stop Boston. It’s been a bit weird this time. I have flown in to do two writing-related events and am playing tourist in this city which has been...

Writing Poetry: Remembering How to Play

It’s been a full on crazy few months (let’s face it…year), with lots of travel, lots of promoting, lots of “serious” writing, too. But I have to be honest with you.  I’m struggling a bit with my poetry, lately.  Yes, I have been...

Mothers

This past Sunday was Mother’s Day in the US, Canada and South America (most of it I think). Forgive me if I’ve left some places out. Of course, “Mothering Sunday” in the UK is in March. Needless to say, for cross-cultural families like mine,...

Libel Reform and The Queen's Speech

I think she means business… Non-British readers may not know what The Queen’s Speech is. No, it doesn’t have anything to do with stuttering or Colin Firth. It is the annual speech, written by the Prime Minister and his Cabinet, and read out by The...