‘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. The novel was published on 13th June 2013 by Indigo Dreams Publishing and is a light-hearted look at love, papier-mache and caring for an impossible parent. Buy it on Amazon in print or on Kindle.July 2011 020

If you’re in the mood for gardening stories, please visit Reluctant Gardener, a blog about the allotment my 88-year old Dad rashly took on in the summer of 2010.

If you only have a few moments to spare, listen to my poem Old Honda, beautifully read by actress Claire Redcliffe at Greenwich Theatre in 2011.

IMG_1881It is the title poem of my latest pamphlet, Old Blue Car, published by Kettlebell Press in 2015 and available on Amazon.

Do also visit Antiphon poetry magazine, to read Roger. Or take a look at Caring for the Environment, featured on Anthony Wilson’s ‘Life-Saving Poems’ and soon to be appearing in an anthology from Bloodaxe Books.

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For a short story, listen to The Therapist from Are You She?, an anthology published by Tindal Street Press or read an extract from my collection-in-progress, The Habit of Loneliness.

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).

Phew! I think that’s about 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!