Talking Books, 10 Radio, Friday 22 September, Between 11 am and 12 pm

I’ll be talking to Suzie Grogan about the latest Dan Foster Mystery, The Butcher’s Block, on her Talking Books show on Friday 22 September between 11am and 12pm. Listen live here.


Silver Sound, BCfm Radio, 11 am to 12 pm, Thursday 5 October 2017

I will be joining Penny Southgate on the Silver Sound show to talk about The Butcher’s Block: A Dan Foster Mystery. Listen live or catch up here .


 The Steve Yabsley Show, BBC Radio Bristol, 12.30 pm, Friday 6 October 2017

I will be joining Steve Yabsley to talk about The Butcher’s Block: A Dan Foster Mystery. Listen live or catch up here .


Stories of Strong Women: Unconventional Heroines, Bristol Festival of Literature, 1 to 3 pm, Friday 20 October 2017, Spielman Centre, Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bath Road, Bristol BS4 3EW

I will be joining Cheryl Morgan, Jean Burnett, Helen Abbott, Virginia Bergin and Becky Walsh for a panel discussion about fictional heroines breaking new ground. Tickets £5. Further details and booking arrangements on the Bristol Festival of Literature Website here.


Making History: Writing Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction, Bristol Festival of Literature, 2 – 4.30 pm, 21 October 2017, Flow Restaurant, St James Barton, Bristol BS1 3LN

Fellow-novelist and historian Mike Manson and I will be running a workshop aimed at people writing historical fiction and non-fiction. We will be looking at topics such as finding research resources and how to get your work out to a wider audience. £25 per person; includes homemade sandwiches, scones and cake – and endless tea/coffee/soft drinks. Further details and booking for Making History at the Bristol Ticket Shop here.

For information about other Festival events at Flow Restaurant see Flow Restaurant Events (opens as PDF document).


How to be Your Own Publisher, Bristol Festival of Literature, 11 to 1 pm, 28 October 2017, Dom’s Coffee House, 25 St Augustine’s Parade, BS1 4UL

I  will be joining other local members of the Alliance of Independent Authors Debbie Young and Helen Abbott and others in a panel event looking at how to publish your own books and be commercially successful. Free event. Further details and booking arrangements on the Bristol Festival of Literature Website here.


‘Researching Ordinary Lives in the Eighteenth Century’, Bristol Central Library Lunchtime Lectures, 12.30 to 1.30 pm, Thursday 7 December 2017

History isn’t just about kings and queens. In this talk, I will be talking about the challenges and rewards of researching the lives of “ordinary” people in the eighteenth century. Free. Details and booking on Eventbrite.


2018

Women, Citizenship and the 1918 Representation of the People Act: Bristol Women in Politics, UWE Regional History Centre Seminar, Bristol MShed, 6pm to 7.30 pm, Thursday 15 February 2018

I will be speaking with Professor June Hannam on women’s participation in local and national politics following the Representation of the People Act 1918. The talk is part of the lecture series organised by UWE Regional History Centre held at Bristol MShed, Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN. Free admission. Further details to follow.


Votes for Women 100, Saturday 19 May 2018, 11 am to 4 pm, Bristol MShed, Prince’s Wharf, Wapping Road, Bristol BS1 4RN

The West of England and South Wales Women’s History Network has partnered with Bristol MShed, Bristol Libraries, Bristol Outstories, and representatives of the University of the West of England and the University of Bristol to commemorate the one hundredth anniversary of votes for (some) women. This free event will include talks, walks, gallery tours, film, performance, craft activities, a “meet the experts” stand where you can find out more about researching the suffrage movement, and much more. I will be speaking, and leading a short suffrage walk and a gallery tour. Details to follow.