For the present I shall be using this space for my professional details and links to books and ebooks for sale. The old blog had a lot of photos and material related to my life in Spain. This should still be stored here if you want to look at it. These days I mostly post information on my life and photos on Facebook under my name. If you want to become a friend there message me but please post a Little detail about yourself. There are too many false profiles on Facebook.
I am available for readings still as long as an adequate fee and expenses is involved. I am not too far from Murcia airport so could be in London, for instance, quicker and probably more cheaply than poets from Scotland and Wales. I am also interested in getting more judging work, either shortlisting or as a judge of finalists
Contact me first at email@example.com if you are interested in hiring me for a reading, judging work or journalism.
Mostly I try to place poems in paid magazines or anthologies. “The labourer is worthy of his hire.” Occasionally I give one away if someone asks me nicely. This will almost always be something either too short or too long for the paid markets, or a bit experimental.
First get your Kindle if you don´t have one already
Early poetry links:
For those who don´t have a Kindle or don´t like ebooks I still have some copies of paper versions. I could do the following titles to Europe for 10 euros including postage:
Red Light Districts of the World
I also have some copies of Journeys to the Underworld which I could do for 12 euros as it is heavier.
If you live outside Europe I would need to check postage. I also have single copies of a few other titles. Ask and I´ll see if I have it.
Payment can be made to my other email at firstname.lastname@example.org via Paypal. Please don´t send messages to that one as they probably won´t be read.
I am slimming down my library and getting rid of some nineteenth century novels and poetry that I probably won´t be reading again, also a lot of Everyman books. The latter are a bit faded. The other books are in better condition. Let me know if there is anything particular you are looking for in these categories. I might have it. Some of the books are listed here:
One of my hobbies is collecting minerals which I sell occasionally at artesan fairs. Many pieces are only 2 or 3 euros but there would be postage on top. Often it is more economical to put several pieces together. Lots of quartz and amethyst locally plus other rarer ítems. Consult me if there is any particular stone you want to collect and I´ll see if I have it.
I also string together bracelets from chips of real stone. These are priced at 4 euros plus postage. Lots of different types: citrine, lapis lazuli, turquoise, amethyst, apatite, moonstone, etc.
My husband, James Plaskett, is a chess grandmaster and gives chess lessons. If you aren´t based near Cartagena in Spain these could be on one of the many chess sites such as ICC or via Skype. Contact him at email@example.com
Lessons are circa 40 euros an hour depending on what is required.