Reading at Mostly Books, Abingdon – 16th March


Just a reminder that I’m going to be reading at Mostly Books in Abingdon next Wednesday, 16th March, at 7.30pm.  They’ve got just a few tickets remaining, so do come along and see me if you’re in the area. Info and tickets can be found here –



I’m doing some updating here. Check back in a few days/weeks/however long it takes me to see things a little more clearly.

Ray Bradbury

AliOn Writing, Recommendations, Uncategorized

Enough now. There you have it. There are one hundred stories from almost forty years of my life contained in my collected stories. They contain half the damning truths I suspected at midnight, and half of the saving truths I re-found next noon. If anything is taught here, it is simply the charting of the life of someone who started out to somewhere—and went. I have not so much thought my way through life as done things and found what it was and who I was after the doing. Each tale was a way of finding selves. Each self found … Read More

29th March – Abingdon Writers Present: An Evening with Ali Shaw


On Thursday 29th March I’m going to be appearing at the Abingdon Arts Festival, at an event presented by the Abingdon Writers group. It’s at 7.30 at Abingdon Libray, and tickets are £4.  All the info, as well as what’s on at the rest of the festival, can be found here – Hope to see you there.

Site Redesign


As you can no doubt tell if you visit here often, I’ve just given my website a lick of paint.  The only kind of web design I know is that of Doctor Frankenstein, and as such this site is more stitched together than coded.  I figure if I throw enough lightning at the thing it will eventually get up and walk, but I apologise if it leaves a mess of torn links, mauled images and hankerings for a bride in its wake.   More soon.  The new book is on the horizon…