The 21st Women in Publishing Society anthology Imprint 21 will launch on International Women’s Day (March 9) at the FCC as part of the 2023 Hong Kong International Literary Festival! My recipe for disaster A Piece of Cake is among the contributions. I originally wrote and performed it as an episode of Sharp Pains, which broadcasted on RTHK Radio 3 as Bake Fail and was published in the South China Morning Post April 2022. Bake Fail was an Official Select of the 2022 On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York, nominated for Moment of Comedy Gold by the 2022 International Women’s Podcast Awards and among the columns long-listed by the 2023 Comedy Women in Print Prize (shortlist TBA Feb 23). You can hear me performing it as a podcast below!

Also launching at the 2023 HK Lit Fest is A Book of Changes, although we haven’t been allocated a slot for that yet (probably at the Fringe Club). More anthology updates soon!

The Moody Foodie will be making a return to the South China Morning Post as a spoof columnist and digestive supplement. After accidentally being published in the Food and Drink section of the SCMP’s Post Magazine TWICE (!!), I have been cooking up ideas with foodie editor Charmaine Mok for a tasteless new column. After my first offering was deemed “too outlandish” (I know, I know – shocking), we have concocted a recipe we hope has legs and a strong stomach. I’m not going to spoil the surprise by revealing the ingredients, but consider this a warning that you may soon need a bigger bucket…

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3175408/recipe-disaster-how-quiet-day-baking-her

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3188689/masterchef-wannabes-and-wildly-implausible-meals

POOF! Blown away in a hurricane to be nominated for ‘Moment of Comedy Gold‘ by the International Women’s Podcast Awards for my cheeky recipe for disaster, Bake Fail! The awards take place at The Conduit in Covent Garden, London Sept 29. Sadly, I won’t be able to attend in person but I look forward to setting my alarm for 4am (no, really!) to watch on Zoom! Thank you soooooooooo much to the IWPA judges, Amazon Music and Wondery, and the brilliant Skylark Collective!

The episode of my humour column for RTHK Radio 3, Sharp Pains, has already exceeded my wildest delusions this year after being chosen as an Official Select by the 2022 On Air Fest in Brooklyn, New York. It was published in the South China Morning Post as A Piece of Cake in June. Sharp Pains was also shortlisted for Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards. Thanks to everyone who has followed my escapades in the SCMP, on RTHK and YouTube!

https://skylarkcollective.co.uk/nominees-2022/

https://www.imdb.com/event/ev0044618/2022/1/

My humour column Sharp Pains was shortlisted by the 2022 New York Festivals Radio Awards in the Best Regularly Scheduled Comedy Program category… on April Fool’s Day… and being a fool (in any month) I totally missed it!!! It didn’t win (obvs) but being a humble 10 min monthly slot, I wasn’t even sure it qualified. The best I’d hoped for was that it might be shortlisted if the judges were feeling particularly generous/ concussed/ drunk – and luckily for me they were all of these things! The Bake Fail episode was also an Official Select of the 2022 On Air Fest in New York. I ❤️ NY! 

Catch up with missed episodes of Sharp Pains on RTHK Radio 3‘s 123 Show here! And look out for more humour columns (and Rants) in Post Mag! It’s also playing on the Voice Your Passion poetry channel on YouTube!

New York Festivals Radio Awards 2022 Shortlist

Sharp Pains has been growing a new audience of poetry fans on the Voice Your Passion channel on YouTube! (Poetic injustice?) The Bake Fail episode has just gone live! My cheeky recipe for disaster was published in the SCMP’s Post Magazine as A Piece of Cake earlier this month. Catch up with missed episodes on RTHK Radio 3 here and look out for more humour columns (and the occasional Rant) in Post Mag!

Thanks to the South China Morning Post for publishing my recipe for disaster A Piece of Cake in last Sunday’s Post Magazine! Online version will be uploaded soon. You can hear my deranged radio version of this one on RTHK here!

Bake Fail on RTHK

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/food-drink/article/3175408/recipe-disaster-how-quiet-day-baking-her