Covid-19 and Event Changes

Unfortunately but inevitably, the current dreadful situation has put paid to the first Oxford Indie Book Fair which had been due to take place on 4 April, hanging on the august coat tails of the wider Oxford Literary Festival, now also postponed. A provisional date of 13 June has been proposed for the Fair but […]

How Not to Write Comedy

A confession. I am not well-read. I am not even particularly widely read (and that goes for my book too, but that is another matter altogether). Oh, I read, of course I do, have done for as long as I can remember, and my house contains more books than bedbugs. But a “well-read” person scanning […]

Meet the Authors Interview

I was delighted to be electronically interviewed on 15 February by Camilla Downs for her Meeting the Authors website and blog. Here its is; Meet the Author: A Very Important Teapot by Steve Sheppard Today we’re traveling to Bampton in west Oxfordshire to chat with Steve Sheppard about how bingo, prison, Yackandandah, and cricket come […]

To Hull and Back

Absolutely chuffed to bits to make the 2019 shortlist of Chris Fielden’s prestigious To Hull and Back humorous short story competition with Geronimo (see under Short Stories). There were 582 entries to this so to make the final 20 (and who knows, maybe the final few, or one, let’s be optimistic) is really encouraging.