Short Story shortlisted in Cornish Writing Competition

My story, “Cornwall For A Change” was shortlisted in the Cornish writing competition and will appear on 19th July at 10am at this link: https://dracarya.wordpress.com/2017/07/19/cornish-writing-challenge-meet-runner-up-julia-macfarlane.  Which Is Nice. (to quote The Fast Show)

The winner was my fellow writer from CHINDI, Christopher Joyce.  I can see why, having read the story from him, but how interesting that 2 people from the same group in West Sussex  were picked out.  It is obviously just a sign of the talent in our self-publishing group.  Birds of a feather…..

More fame

Been very busy with the puppy since early January. Lulu is now 4 months old and gorgeous. I was invited to sit on a panel with 2 union people (Janet Henney & Caroline Fife) and Baroness Angela Smith, Leader of Labour in the House of Lords. I was the business side. It garnered a good bit of local publicity if a disappointingly small audience. If anyone wants to hear me advise them on how to ask for a pay rise, the whole 1 hour workshop is available here: https://soundcloud.com/user-567227795/how-to-ask-for-a-pay-rise-and-get-it. Enjoy!

Ah, the glare of the spotlight

Press mentions have been coming in thick and fast this month – if five mentions in the local papers counts as thick, and, er, fast.  Here are copies of them all so you too can bask in my reflected glory.  You might wonder why the worst photo of me is the one where I’ve just had my hair DONE – aargh!  Clue: it’s the one where I’m sat in the hairdressers.