The site has been given a fresh new look, but the changes aren't only cosmetic. It's been streamlined, and the content's had a makeover too with new tips and reorganised listings to keep everything more relevant and up-to-date. Anyone who misses the old bibliographies will find them archived. It should make the information you want easier to find whether you're interested in reading my work or creating your own.
Like many writers, I started making up my own stories as a child, and continued to write while earning a living in a variety of jobs. I've been a writer in residence at artists' studios and a freelancer for businesses and the press. I've never felt confined to a particular form or genre, so you'll find sections on plays and poetry, flash fiction and short stories, Twiction and novels.
I hope whether you're a reader looking for an interesting read, or a writer needing advice or inspiration, you'll find them here.
My latest news is listed below and you can keep up with what's happening by checking out my blog. Take your time, browse around and enjoy!
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* Discord's Child is FREE in the Smashwords Summer/Winter Sale until 30th July 2016. Simply go to http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/ksdearsley for a coupon number.
* My story, 'Ready, Steady, Chop!' is in the July 2016 issue of Take a Break's Fiction Feast.
* Read my feature on how to write taglines and why you need them at http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com
* Hyperpowers, containing 'Alien Dreams' is now available from https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/630060 and Amazon. Visit The Third Flatiron Anthologies' to find out more about the print version to follow.
* My essay, 'A Journey Inside', about Dorothy Richardson's short stories is now in Thresholds .
* The 12th Binnacle Ultra-Shorts Competition anthology, containing Harvest-time' the Editor's Pick, is now available.
* Check out The Exiles of Ondd page for the NEW song series for Discord's Apprentice.
* Read 'Haze' online for free in Fantasy Scroll Magazine.
"... an accomplished and compelling piece of writing and the ideas behind it are impressive."
The Short Story Unit, BBC Radio Drama on 'Maternal Instinct'.
"This is a kind of modern-day Aesop's fable and as such is great fun. This was original, animated and genuinely funny."
Lorna Ferguson, Annual Writers' Conference judge on 'A Real Party Animal'.
"An ambitious and well crafted play... This kept me engaged throughout."
Simon Smith, The Sussex Playwrights' Club judge on 'Whistling the Death March'.
"I have to tell you that 'Panteknikon 14'... absorbed and haunted me... it's a skilful and powerful piece of writing."
Lynne Patrick, Real Writers.
"This is a fabulous story. Well-written, completely engaged and with a strong voice."
Kada McDonald, Editor Clonepod on 'The Demon-dancer of Ramjoah'.
"The language of the piece is truly lovely..."
Gary Lee, Pseudopod on 'Soon Beloved'.