Ardtornish Writers Retreat 2014

Ardtornish Writers Retreat 2014 (Scottish Book Trust) I am so honoured to have been awarded this fantastic opportunity. Can’t wait for June… am packing already. (It’s April.) Just, you know. …Read More

Author’s Lifestyles

Workshy Fop interviewed me and three other authors and has written a really interesting piece. It’s all about the varying lifestyles of writers. I used to have a ‘lifestyle’. I’m …Read More

Cooking with Bones BIG ISSUE Review

Thomas Quinn reviewed Cooking with Bones for the Big Issue: ‘ Cooking With Bones┬áby Jess Richards had my taste buds┬áraging, too. This is a very different book: science fiction, it …Read More


I’ve been making some ‘broken bits of time’ clocks. The hands move round, they tick, but they don’t tell anything. We force clocks to tell us the time. It’s all …Read More


During the w/c October the 28th, I’ll be teaching prose to a schools group at the Arvon Foundation in Devon. I’ve written some creative exercises involving minuscule short stories, free-writing, …Read More