Right to Write Workshops – Tesco St Oswalds, Gloucester

Joy Thomas and I offer a monthly workshop in the Community Room in Tesco, St Oswalds Road, Gloucester – usually on the second Wednesday of the month.

The workshops run from 10.30 – 12.30 and cost £8.00.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided.

The next workshop is on Wednesday 11th December  2019. For further details and to book a place, please contact Sue on 01386 446477.

2020 dates are now available.

Flash Fiction & Poetry Workshops – Cheltenham – Second Tuesday of the Month

Due to falling numbers, Joy Thomas and I are discontinuing our workshops at The Suffolk Anthology Bookshop, Suffolk Parade, Cheltenham on the second Tuesday of the month.

Our last workshop will be on Tuesday 10th December starting at 10.30.

For further information and to book a place, please contact me: sue.r.johnson@outlook.com

The Girl With Amber Eyes


I am really excited to report that this is now live and ready for download on Audible. You can listen to a free sample of it on my Amazon page. I also have some free promo codes – if you would like one, please get in touch via my contact page.

The Girl With Amber Eyes was originally published as a ‘My Weekly’ Pocket Novel.

It is now published as an ebook and a paperback. This is available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble and via my website www.writers-toolkit.co.uk

Apple Orchard, Lemon Grove

I’ve just begun with with a narrator to produce an audio version of this book.

The novel features an English girl and a moody Italian chef who get together over an inheritance…

‘Apple Orchard, Lemon Grove’ was short-listed in 2015 in a competition organised by W H Smith, Kobo & Mills & Boon.

It is currently available for £1.99 on Kindle or £7.00 paperback.

A Town Like Evesham

Local singer-songwriter Colin Pitts, Evesham poet Bob Woodroofe and I have united to produce a CD of poems and songs called ‘A Town Like Evesham.’

The CD is available from  Jellypicklejam café and by getting in touch with Colin at www.colinpitts.co.uk or Bob at www.greenwoodpress.co.uk or email me at sue.r.johnson@outlook.com 

The three of us will be performing ‘Along the Avon’ – poems, stories and songs from along the Avon on Thursday 24th October at Number 8 Community Arts Centre, Pershore.

The Evesham Cafe Collection

Evesham Festival of Words photographer, Angela Fitch, and I have joined forces to produce a book of poems, recipes and images featuring some of the beautiful cafes in Evesham.

The work has involved visits to the various cafes (and drinking coffee and eating loads of cake), meeting the lovely owners and – in my case – being inspired to write a poem about the experience.

We unfortunately couldn’t fit everyone into this book – but if this one sells there will be scope to do another one next year. Copies are on sale at The Almonry Tourist Information Centre, Evesham, Jellypicklejam café, Brew Bear café  and other featured cafes. You can also order a copy from me by emailing sue.r.johnson@outlook.com



Evesham Festival of Words – Meet Up for Local Writers, Readers, Artists, Song Writers – First Wednesday of the month

There will be no meeting in January as this falls on New Year’s Day!

The next meeting will be on Wednesday 5th February at Jellypicklejam in Vine Mews.  The meeting is for anyone who is interested in anything creative – and we also welcome readers. (Every writer needs readers!) We start at 10.30 and stay until about midday. The aim is to give people a chance to network, discuss ideas and promote anything they may be doing. Please bring any leaflets, business cards, books – and come and enjoy great company, good coffee and lovely cake. For more information, please contact me on 01386 446477.

Twenty Five Things About Me

  1. I have lexical-gustatory synaesthesia (I experience some words and names as a specific taste).
  2. I was born in Kent.
  3. I am left handed.
  4. My birth sign is Aries.
  5. I hate being called Susan.
  6. I love dark chocolate – although it tastes of the word ‘late’ and I’m never late for anything!
  7. I’m scared of deep water.
  8. I don’t like snakes.
  9. I prefer silver jewellery to gold.
  10. I love Italy – and Italian food.
  11. I don’t like shoe shops.
  12. I love handbags.
  13. I love charity shops.
  14. My favourite subjects at school were English, History, French and German.
  15. I trained seriously for athletics – 800m – when I was in my teens.
  16. I love trains – one of my dreams is to go on the Orient Express.
  17. I once met Winston Churchill.
  18. I love visiting National Trust properties.
  19. I love cooking and eating Indian food.
  20. I’m often awake and writing during the night – I sometimes think I’m nocturnal.
  21. I love black cats.
  22. I wear a lot of velvet.
  23. I love rings.
  24. Glastonbury is one if my favourite places.
  25. I’d love to live in Cornwall.