‘There’s a laconic relish about Sutter’s best work that makes it always readable.’ John Lucas, Stand.

Hello! You’ve reached Mandy Sutter’s website.

I’m a writer who lives in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, UK, and have been earning my living from writing and writing-related work since 1988. So there are plenty of things to read, listen to and link to on this site.

Stretching It 72For starters there’s an excerpt from my debut novel Stretching It (Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2013) a light-hearted look at love, papier-mache and caring for an impossible parent. Buy it on Amazon in print or Kindle.July 2011 020

If you’re in the mood for gardening stories, visit Reluctant Gardener, a monthly blog about the allotment my 92-year old Dad rashly took on in the summer of 2010.

If you only have a few moments to spare, listen to Old Honda read by Claire Redcliffe at Greenwich Theatre in 2011 and theIMG_1881 title poem of my latest poetry pamphlet, Old Blue Car (Kettlebell Press, 2015) also available on Amazon.

Do also visit Antiphon poetry magazine, to read Roger. Or take a look at Caring for the Environment, featured in Anthony Wilson’s ‘Life-Saving Poems’ (Bloodaxe Books, 2015)

are you she

It’s always nice to sit back and have a story read to you! You can listen to The Therapist from Are You She?  (Tindal Street Press). Or read an extract from The Habit of Loneliness, a collection-in-progress of memoir pieces and stories, two of which have appeared in the magazines Mslexia (2015) and Ambit (2015).

Books by Mandy SutterThere’s a page about my teaching work with children, students and adults, including my annual poetry summer school, where you can see poems my students have written. You will find links to the writing work I do for other people and organisations, which often results in a publication (like the Asylum Seeker, pictured above).

Phew! I think that’s it for now. I’ve been working as a freelance writer since 1988 so have included only up to date stuff. Thanks for visiting! Come back again soon!