‘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.
For 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.
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 the title poem of my latest poetry pamphlet, Old Blue Car (Kettlebell Press, 2015) also available on Amazon.
It’s always nice to sit back and have a short story read to you! You can listen to The Therapist from Are You She? (Tindal Street Press) or read an extract from my collection-in-progress, The Habit of Loneliness, stories from which have appeared in the magazines Mslexia (2015) and Ambit (2015).
There’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!