Inspirations – The Archetypal Good Wife


The first story I ever got published, Penelope is no Longer Waiting ( A Very, Very long time ago) came from my finally reading Homer (not in the original Greek, comprehensive schooling isn’t that kind of comprehensive) as opposed to interpretations of… and I found that what I thought I knew about the Odyssey was not all there was to know.  I found myself thinking Really? Really? Ten years of war, ten years to get home? Someone as clever as Odysseus? Would Penelope really have waited?

I think not.

You can hear me reading Penelope is no Longer Waiting LIVE this Saturday 5th October at Misty Moon Gallery SE13 7HS as part of the ongoing celebrations for the launch of Mosaic of Air and Weird Lies more info here.

© Cherry Potts 2013

ancient greek painting of 2 women

I find myself wondering what it would be like …

bright shiny new book


Mosaic of Air by Cherry Potts (cover Melina Traub)

Mosaic of Air by Cherry Potts (cover Melina Traub)

So I’ve been working through the first box of books sending them out to reviewers. And I’ve been so busy organising things I didn’t get round to posting on the website, so (Trumpet fanfare!!) Mosaic of Air is here, and will be in the shops on 26th September.

There will be a launch party at The Planetarium, Royal Observatory Greenwich SE10 8XJ on 1st October 2013 at 6pm  (Combined with Weird Lies, the latest Arachne Press/Liars’ League collaboration).  Readings will focus on Science Fiction stories. If you would like to come along, it’s free, but we have to have a guest list for H&S and so on, so please contact me and reserve your place by the 26th September absolute latest.

On 5th September at 7:30 there is another joint Weird Lies/ Mosaic of Air event, (also free) focussing on fantasy stories, at Misty Moon Gallery, Ladywell Tavern 80 Ladywell Road, SE13 7HS.

You can still buy copies at pre-publication price of £11 up until 26th September, post free within UK.

Performing Live – update


Brixton BookJam has moved to 8th July due to a double booking at the venue. Everything else is as previously mentioned.

I will be reading and running workshops at Towersey Festival (Near Thame, Oxfordshire) over August Bank Holiday weekend with Spread the Word, no more details yet but will know more in a week or so.

Pictures from last week’s Misty Moon event (all pictures courtesy of White Windmill Photography.)

Promoting Lovers’ Lies:Cherry Potts misty Moon 1 copyright John Gaffen Cherry Potts Misty Moon 2 Copyright John Gaffen Cherry Potts Misty Moon 3 copyright John GaffenSigning Stations

Reading from Mosaic of Air

Performing live at a venue near you??


Opportunities to hear my work live!

mosaic glyphI’ll be reading from The Bone Box from Mosaic of Air at the Arachne Press Weird Lies Preview this Sunday 9th June 6-9 at Misty Moon Gallery,

and then next Tuesday, 11th June 7pm, my story The Queen’s Safety is being read at Liars’ League as part of their Kings & Queens theme night.

bbj-july1st-a6-front copyAnd then I’m reading at Brixton Book Jam  This is now Monday 8th July due to a double booking at the venue (so ignore the date on the poster) some time after 7.30 not sure what yet, possibly Leaving.