Appearances and Events




  • Chillercon 16th to 19th April – Stokercon (dealers’ room), The Grand Hotel, Scarborough.


  • 12th March – 7pm- 6×6 Readers’ Cafe, City Central Library, Hanley – Reading
  • 4th April – Launch Day for  In Her Defence
  • 6th April – 11am-1pm – In Her Defence at City Central Library, Hanley, Stoke on Trent – Reading and signing
  • 4th May – Reading slot- Lymelight Writers Day – One day literature fair at Newcastle Under Lyme Library –  Reading and book selling at (time tba but approx between 11.30 am and 1pm)
  • 11th June  – 7pm – Compering at 6×6 Readers’ Cafe, City Central Library, Hanley.
  • 15th June – presenting award to Arnold Bennett Book Prize 2019 winner
  • 14th July – Edgelit, The Quad, Derby – (speaker – 10am panel  ‘Does a Background in Short Fiction Help You Build a Career As A Novelist?’; chairing  1pm panel, ‘How To Employ The Supernatural In Your Fiction’; 4pm reading  and book selling in between!)
  • 10th Sept – 7pm – Compering at  6×6 Readers’ Cafe, City Central Library, Hanley, Compering.


  • 17th Nov – Writing Kiln Presentations event  11am – 1pm at the City Central library, Hanley
  • 24th November, Sledgelit, Derby
  • 27th November 11 am at the Storyhouse Chester – one the of daily ‘Elevenses’ readings as part of the Chester Literary Festival
  • 11th December at 7pm – 6×6 City Central Library, Hanley
  • 12th December  7pm  6×6 Reading cafe @ City Central Library, Bethesda st,  Hanley, Stoke on Trent. Free entry!
  • 20th January 2018  6.30pm at Watertones. Birmingham.Signing, talk and Q&A for Daemons of Devil’s End.  (Ticketed event. For bookings please contact Waterstones Birmingham 0121 633 4353)
  • 2nd Feb 2018 Whoovers Meet, the Quad, Derby
  • Fantasycon 2018 Friday – 12 Noon to 6pm. Saturday 10am to 6pm, Sunday 9am to 1pm  I shall be in the Colonade (dealers) Room Saturday 11.30am (Panel Room 2) Steven Poore (Moderator)Leila Abu el Hawa, Jan Edwards, Peter Sutton  Saturday 3pm (Jubilee Room) BookLaunch – Alchemy Press Book of Horrors with Peter Coleborn/Alchemy Press Strange Fiction – Sunday 1pm (Panel Room 1) Andrew Hook, Duncan P. Bradshaw, Gary Budden, Georgina Bruce, James Everington, Jan Edwards


11th March – between 4 & 5 pm on 6Towns Radio Curtain Call show
14TH March 7pm6×6  Story Telling  at Central Library, Stoke-on-Trent
17th March – Cheadle reading event – cafe 16 Tape st Cheadle
15th  March 6×6  Story Telling  at Central Library, Stoke-on-Trent
1st June online launch of Winter Downs
3rd June Launch of Winter Downs – 6×6 event in Tolkien Room,
13th June, 7.00 pm 6X6 Summer 2017– City Central Library, Hanley,
12th September, 7.00 pm – 6X6 2017  City Central Library, Hanley,
28th Oct (4pm to 6pm) spooky reads  on the 6 Towns Radio Curtain Call show.
11th November Readings at the Gladstone Museum
10th November signing at Forbidden Planet, Shaftsbury Ave, London for 3 disc DVD set from Reel Time Pictures  Olive Hawthorne: The Daemon’s of Devils End and paperback from Telos Books  Olive Hawthorne: The Daemons of Devils End
26th November Waterstones, Arndale Ctr, Manchester. Dr Who – Daemons of Devil’s End signing.


18th March 7 pm Reading Event  at No.16. Cafe, 16 Tape Street, Cheadle – Part of the Cheadle Arts Festival week!
30th May, Leominster  Festival Book Fayre, Grange Court, Leominster,  HR6 8NL
14th June  6×6  Story Telling  at Central Library, Stoke-on-Trent
25th June – 6 towns radio slot! Curtain Call With Becs and Rob show 
16th July 2016, Edgelit, The QUAD, Market Place, Derby, DE1 3
30th July 6 towns radio slot! Curtain Call With Becs and Rob show
3th September,  6×6  Story Telling  at Central Library, Stoke-on-Trent
23rd to 25th Fantasycon by the Sea!, Scarborough
30th Sept – Live Age!about2/

6THDecember,  6×6  7pm to 8.30 pm


21st January 2015 –  Sussex Tales – Leek Library, Leek, Staffs
22nd Feb – Tarot at Ford Green Hall,  Smallthorne, Stoke-on-Trent
5th March 2015, workshop for Cannon Hill Writers, Hall Green,
13th March 2015, Launch of Leinster Gardens collection and others. Reading/panel for  Birmingham Science Fiction Group, Briar Rose Hotel, Bennett’s Hill, Birmingham
21st March 2015,   SALVO 8 launch  Hall Green Library.
3-6 April 2015, Dysprosium (Eastercon) The Park Inn,Heathrow
14th April –  Tarot at The Ashbank, Ashbank Road, Werrington
26th April Pow-Wow Litfest – Moseley, Birmingham
13th May, Leek Library with myself and Misha Herwin.
30th May – Conan Doyle Con – Knightwatch Press, Birmingham
6th June Leominster Festival Meet the Authors.
5th July Tarot reading  event for Cancer Research
10 July: Supporting Alchemy Press author Adrian Cole at the monthly BSFG
11 July Edge-Lit 4 –  at the QUAD, Derby ( Alchemy Press are one of the event sponsors) (Book Launch)
19th July MBS event at Floral Hall, Tunstall
7th August Nantwich Bookshop
9th August at noon-3.00pm Cheadle Remembers The War Horses
22nd August – Stafford Books Fair, Indoor market, Earl St, Stafford
27th Sept 2015 Tarot at Ford Green Hall Psychic Fayre.
23 25 October 2015, FantasyCon 2015 , Nottingham. 
31 October at 13:00 – Ghosts at the Gladstone story telling event.
13th -15th November   Novacon 45    Park Inn Hotel, Nottingham.  Convention
21st November 10am to 6pm Sledge-lit, The Quad, Derby.


12th April – Birmingham Indie Book Fair – Ikon Gallery Birmingham
26th April – Her Dark Voice launch,Transport Museum, Coventry
12th May: The Salus Fatigue Foundation, Sutton Coldfield –  Art exhibition by writer and artist Anne Nicholls on the subject of M.E.
18th May – MBS fair, The Leopard, Burslem, Stoke on Trent
10th June – Radio appearance on Cre8  radio, Stoke
21st June –  LET THE WRITE ONE IN –  Newcastle -u-Lyme Library,
1st July – Workshop for Drayton Writers. Market Drayton Library
5th July – Writers’ Gathering  at Southcart Books, Walsall WS1 1RL
6th July – Tarot at The Swan, Cheadle, in aid of Douglas Macmillan
19th July – Edge Lit – Derby Quad, Derby
7th August -Workshop  for Canon Hill Writers, Hall Green Library
17th August – Ford Green Psychic Fayre, Ford Green Hal
5th to 7th Sept. Fantasycon 2014 in York
25th October  afternoon signing event at Forbidden Planet. London
8th November 1.30-3.30 pm – Reading cafe at Gladstone Pottery Museum,
14th – 16th November – Novocon, Nottingham.  Alchemy Press will be in the book room at:
13th Dec. 11am to 4.30pm Southcart books  Walsall


Sept 5th  Reading at Storytelling Cafe at the Gladstone Museum, Stoke on Trent
7th & 8th Sept Leading a workshop at the Gladstone Museum –
21st Sept Guest/Panelist  at Andromeda One – one-day SF, fantasy and horror convention, Custard Factory, Birmingham UK Saturday
18th October Dyslexia Association of Staffordshire reading event with combined Renegade Writers and Newcastle Library writing groups as the Thompson Library, Staffordshire Uni, Stoke-on-Trent,
20th oct Psychic Fair at Ford Green Hall (as Rowangrove)
Oct 30th to Nov 3rd, Alchemy Press book launch at World Fantasy Convention 2013, Brighton UK

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