My imprint, Fireopal Books, is publishing three new pamphlets - my own, Savage Stories; Ray Evans' Might As Well, I Can't Dance; and Colin Rutherford's Prentice Piece.

To order the books at £5 plus £1 p&p email Jean Rafferty:

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My short story, Didn't She Matter? inspired by the terrible death of asylum seeker Mercy Baguma in Glasgow, is one of the many stories and memoirs in Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift, a collection of radical prose edited by Jim Aitken and published by socialist co-operative, Culture Matters.

James Robertson, Gerda Stevenson, Andrew O'Hagan, Leela Soma and many more, including a beautiful story by Jim Aitken himself.

Available from the publisher directly.

Ghosts of the Early Morning Shift, edited by Jim Aitken, ISBN 978-1-912710-40-9, £12 plus p. and p.


The launch is online at 7pm on Saturday 16th October.


Am delighted to be the subject of the latest in Harrison Hickman's Creative Interviews series. Read the interview on Harrison's website:

We're in a brand new era of publishing. Have a look at the trailer for Foul Deeds Will Rise, created by my brilliant nephew, Bob Rafferty


I'm thrilled to be included in the forthcoming Dangerous Women anthology. Out on International Women's Day, 8th March, 2022.


You can read my article on female genital mutilation on the project's website:

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