It’s going to be a busy year. It would be lovely to see you!


Monday 29th January at 7pm. In Love and War talk and signing at Waterstones, High Street, Colchester. £2 including drinks and nibbles. Prebook here

Monday 5th February at 11am: In Love and War, talk and signing for Colchester Town and Army Club at Colchester Officers’ Club.

Saturday 10th February at 2pm: For the Love of Silk, talk and signing for South and East Essex Embroiderers’ Guild at The Balmoral Community Centre, 1st floor, Salisbury Avenue, Westcliff on Sea, Essex SS0 7AU

Thursday 15th February: Talk and signing for Ash Valley Quilters, Memorial Hall, Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, at 7.30 pm

Sunday 4th March, 2 – 4pm: Telling Stories of War and Peace, Essex Book Festival participatory workshop for writers.  Places strictly limited so please book here:

Saturday 10th March 11am: Essex Book Festival hosts Essex Book Club Symposium at Colchester Central Library, 11am. Panel includes myself and Imogen Hermes Gowar, author of The Mermaid and Mrs Hancock. Book here:

Sunday 11 March at 2.30pm: The future of the arts after Brexit, with the launch of My Europe. Panel discussion with Patricia Borlenghi, of Patrician Press at The Learning Studio, Firstsite Gallery, Lewis Gardens, Colchester. Book via Essex Book Festival website.

Wednesday 28th March at 7.30pm: For the Love of Silk. Talk and signing for Millwood WI, at Champions Manor Hall, Hullbridge Road, South Woodham Ferrers, Essex CM3 5LJ

Wednesday 16th May: For the Love of Silk, talk and signing for Pier Patchers group, Westcliffe on Sea, Essex. Venue and time tbc

Tuesday 22nd May at 7.30pm: talk and signing for Bradfield WI Constable Group at Bradfield Community Centre, Essex.

Wednesday 23 May at 7.30pm. Talk and signing for The Colchester Tourist Guides Association at The Marks Tey Hotel, Colchester.

Sunday 1st June at 12.15pm at the Orwell Hotel, Felixstowe, talk and signing for Felixstowe Book Festival.

Thursday 20th September at 1.30pm: talk and signing for Tiptree U3A at Tiptree community Centre. For more, see

Thursday 18th October at 7.30pm: For the Love of Silk talk and signing for Connecting Threads group at Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys School, Butterfly Lane, Elstreet Herts WD6 3AF


Saturday 21st September at 10am for 10.30: For the Love of Silk talk and signing for Oast Quilters at Simon Langton School, Langton Lane, Nackington Road, Canterbury, Kent CT4 7AS