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15th April 2024  My first collaborative flash fiction story written with Christine H Chen and Jessica Klimish, published in Atticus Review.  The story is called 'Emerge'.  Click on link to read.

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December 2023 Runner-Up in the November 2023 online Flash Fiction Festival competition with my story 'Sunday Morning at the Hyperreal Gardeners' World'.

15th September 2023 Featured Author/Artist in MacQueen's Quinterly (Issue 20) with a selection of my poems, microfiction and collage artwork.

23rd July 2023 Nominated for 'Best of the Net' by the Ekphrastic Review, with my story 'Mother Mushroom and the Sextuplets'.

22nd July 2023 Reading microfiction stories and poems from 'The Quiet Spy' at Offa's Press Virtual Voices.  Free Zoom event at 5pm.  Zoom link on Offa's Press website.

30th April 2023 Two microfiction stories published with MacQueen's Quinterly.  Read 'Keep the Wolf from the Door' and 'Wild Child' by clicking the links.

15th April 2023 Reading from 'The Quiet Spy' at 'Country Voices', the Water Rat, Telford

2nd April 2023 Launch of 'Those Left Behind' - an anthology of poems and prose on the theme of grief and loss from 'Stourbridge Stories'.  Available to buy on Amazon.

23rd March 2023 Awarded Arts Council England DYCP funding (round 16) to develop my Flash Fiction writing

18th March 2023 Launch of Ad Hoc Fiction Anthologies 'Dandelion Years' and 'Flash Fiction Five', St James Wine Vaults, Bath.  Reading my microfiction story'Saturday Afternoon at Silver Blades'.

9th February 2023 Runner up in the January Flash Fiction festival competition with my microfiction story 'Letter to Betty'.

8th February 2023 'Aspire' talk and readings from flash fiction and poetry on 'Evolving Genres' to students at King Edward VI College, Stourbridge

5th February 2023 Wolverhampton Literature Festival: read one of my microfiction stories as part of 'The Bilston Writers' group

29th January 'Takotsubo Syndrome' published by 'MacQueen's Quinterly'

22nd January 2023 read poetry and microfiction at Poetry Reading in memory of Rebecca McManus at Thimblemill Library, Smethwick 

13th January 2023 'Mother Mushroom and the Sextuplets' published by 'The Ekphrastic Review'

Tuesday 13th December, 7.30 - 9pm.  Reading from 'The Quiet Spy' at Offa's Press, 'City Voices', the Lych Gate, Wolverhampton.

Saturday 3rd December 2022, 11am  'The Quiet Spy' - poetry reading and talk, Stourbridge Library.  Email or phone library to reserve a seat

Phone: 01384 812 945; e-mail:

23rd October 2022Bath Flash Fiction Shortlist for my story 'Saturday afternoon at Silverblades'.  The story will be published in the Bath Flash Fiction Anthology, later in the year.

16th October 2022MacQueen's Quinterly nomination for Best Microfiction 2023, for my story 'The Weightlessness of Love'.

Tuesday 4th October 2022, 7.30pm. Free Zoom poetry reading from 'The Quiet Spy.  Brum Poetry Stanza.  For joining details contact Lorraine Dixon:

Friday 30th September 2022. Guest on Black Country Radio breakfast show chatting about Frank Foley and reading from 'The Quiet Spy'.  Click on the link above and listen from 2.08 onwards.

Sunday 25th September 2022.  Brum Radio Poets.  Poetry reading and

poetry chat with Charis McRoberts and Rick Sanders.  Click here to listen to the show.

24th September 2022.  Microfiction story 'Tom's Ninth Life' published with MacQueen's Quinterly. Click here to read the story.

3rd September 2022In-person launch of 'The Quiet Spy' at the Quaker Meeting House, Stourbridge.

July 2022.  Winner of the Pokrass Prize for Flash Fiction, at the Flash Fiction Festival.  Click here to read the winning microfiction story 'Miracle Grow'.

28th June 2022.  Pindrop Press Zoom launch of  Jane Salmons' 'The Quiet Spy' and Lydia Harris' 'Objects for Private Devotion'.

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Jane Salmons reads from 'The Quiet Spy' at the Quaker Meeting House, Stourbridge

'The Quiet Spy' poetry reading at the Quaker Meeting House, Stourbridge, 3rd September 2022

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