In conversation with El Rhodes, Hysteria 2022 writer in residence

In conversation with El Rhodes, Hysteria 2022 writer in residence

El Rhodes was a finalist in Hysteria 2020, a reader for Hysteria 2021 and is very gamely still speaking to me and will be this year’s Hysteria writer in residence. El is an archaeologist who writes short fiction and creative non-fiction. In 2021 she won The Phare ‘Write Words’ Short Story prize, The Intrepid Times…

In conversation with Jenny Rossiter, author of The Freedom Bus

In conversation with Jenny Rossiter, author of The Freedom Bus

Jenny Rossiter first joined me on this blog back in 2012 with her book The Masks that Men Wear. Since then much has changed in her life and business. In her latest book, a memoir called The Freedom Bus from adoptee to true self Jenny combines her heart-warming story with her professional expertise, calling on…

In conversation with Tiffany White, winner of the Hysteria 2020 flash fiction competition

In conversation with Tiffany White, winner of the Hysteria 2020 flash fiction competition

Tiffany White was the winner of the Hysteria 2020 flash fiction competition with her piece ‘Working Title’ published in the Hysteria 7 anthology. Based in Swansea, Wales, 57-year-old artist Tiffany H White (LGBTQ) began writing in 2020 to combat lockdown dementia.  Her work “Field Post 37560” received 2nd place in the International Festival of Human…

In conversation with Andy Cash, winner of the Hysteria 2020 poetry competition

In conversation with Andy Cash, winner of the Hysteria 2020 poetry competition

Andy Cash was the winner of the Hysteria 2020 poetry competition with his poem The Poets Meeting published in the Hysteria 7 anthology. Andy writes about love, hope, human insecurities, death, our needs, mental illness and weaknesses, strengths, deep desires to be part of a fellow brethren and the lusts of life in an everyday…

In conversation with Jane O’Connor, winner of the Hysteria 2020 short story competition

In conversation with Jane O’Connor, winner of the Hysteria 2020 short story competition

Jane O’Connor was the winner of the Hysteria 2020 short story competition with her story The Flower Box published in the Hysteria 7 anthology. Jane is a writer of short stories and novels, as well as a researcher and reader in Childhood Studies at Birmingham City University. Her latest novel,’The Trial of Gwen Foley‘ is…