An experienced journalist, media and communications expert with a background in national newspapers. Formerly Managing Editor of Central Press Features, the UK's oldest features agency (now part of the Press Association).
Currently my work is divided between a number of roles:
- Communications and digital/social media strategies for a group of national community and environmental sector charities.
- Freelance journalism, specialising in literature and books, travel, food and the environment.
- A prize-winning author of short fiction, with numerous publications in anthologies, literary magazines and online. My fiction has been used on school and college curriculums in several countries including the USA.
- Consultancy for authors, using my unique blend of skills to help writers build their readership and establish their reputation.
Specialties: writing, editing, communications, media liaison, web content, social media, PR, journalism, news writing, short fiction.
Let me preface this by saying I'm not one to give into pain. No sir. I once went to hospital with a broken wrist - on a motorbike. Let's just say that journey, all twisting throttle and city traffic braking was 'uncomfortable'. But I endured. Last weekend, however, I caved.
NB: This is a transcript of a conversation overheard on the 93 bus* "So come on then Terry, you said you'd have an answer by today." "What you mean a working analogy for the difference, apart from length, between novels and short stories, given that they are both forms of prose fiction Dave?"
Let's start with three examples: 1. I was in a road traffic accident the other day. I didn't suffer any injuries, though my car may not be repairable. Unfortunately it was my birthday. 2. I had an interesting birthday.
Examples of news stories & PR success
Home > News > New land advice service gets Welsh Government approval A new initiative, aimed at helping landowners and community growers work together to reap the rewards of the 'grow your own' boom, received the Welsh Government's seal of approval at the Royal Welsh Show last week.
It's a simple question with a complex answer - what is a community garden? It's the word 'community' that helps find a way of answering the question. The underlying premise of community gardens is that they are set up and managed by local people for the benefit of their community.
Increasing numbers of UK schools are starting up their own farms. The 100th opened last month, with at least 100 more planned, according to the School Farms Network. At Reddish Vale Technology College in Stockport, which has had a farm since 1986, pupils face the dilemmas of caring for animals raised for their meat.
When teachers at west London's Phoenix High School decided to build a small vegetable plot in 2007, they had no idea that their modest garden would blossom into a three-quarter acre farm with chickens, rabbits and a 32-seat outdoor classroom.
Bristol police has decided to spend £5,000 on a community flower garden in the city, in an attempt to combat anti-social behaviour. Far from a waste of money, research has shown that gardens and the flowers they are home to have the ability to alter the mood of people within society and enrich entire communities.