Monster On The Loose

After the suicide attack at a pop concert in Manchester this week, I struggled to find any words that would manage to express my stunned horror at what had been done in the name of religion.  To target teenage girls and children in this way seems to many to be sub-human, to go beyond what we can attempt to understand or even imagine. … More Monster On The Loose

CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

Anyone within reach of southwest London (Sheen) this evening, please join me (Jennie Ensor) and my fellow Unbound author Jessica Duchen for a discussion of writing based on real-life events. Our books both feature historical events. (Historical-ish events in the case of Blind Side, i.e. London in 2005, 7/7 and the Russia-Chechnya conflict a few years earlier.) Jessica Duchen’s novel Ghost Variations … More CREATING FICTION FROM REAL EVENTS at The Sheen Bookshop, 6.30pm today

Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

Today I’m reviewing Kerensa Jennings’ debut novel, the literary psychological thriller Seas Of Snow, published by Unbound. Blurb 1950s England. Five-year-old Gracie Scott lives with her Mam and next door to her best friend Billy. An only child, she has never known her Da. When her Uncle Joe moves in, his physical abuse of Gracie’s mother starts … More Review: Seas Of Snow by Kerensa Jennings

INVASION by Jennie Ensor #Brexit #flashfiction

Seeing this is the week that Britain began its exit from Europe, I thought I’d mark the occasion with my short short story. Featured image by @Stefansstuff INVASION The birds arrived in small groups, day after day. In poor condition, with torn wings or broken claws or beaks missing, some floating in feather-stained water. Those that could sought … More INVASION by Jennie Ensor #Brexit #flashfiction

What happened at the Blind Side launch party

Featured image by Claire Tucker  OK, so nothing that dramatic or exceptional happened. (Apart from my seriously red hair, that is – the hairdresser took me at my word.) To me though, it was a very special evening, and one I won’t forget. I chatted with lots of lovely people, many of whom forked out for a paperback, then … More What happened at the Blind Side launch party