busywords

The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan

Meet Jo McMillan

Today my interview is with Jo McMillan, author of Motherland, part novel, part memoir of a teenage girl’s experience of late stage Communism in the English West Midlands and East Germany. … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Call of the Sea

This is the  theme for the Open Short Story Competition to be launched by Cheltenham Writers’  Circle in the New Year.  We are timing it to coincide with the hundredth … Continue reading

June 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Snow on their Boots

Among the pages on this blog you will find another short story, titled ‘Trainspotters’, written for Cheltenham Writers’ Circle as part of our commemoration of the First World War.  It … Continue reading

June 19, 2015 · Leave a comment