This is my desk. I only recently got this set-up so I don’t know yet whether it will help my writing process or not. Of all the aspects of writing probably one of the most banal is the issue of where you sit when you write. And yet maybe it makes all the difference. Personally,… Read More Which Desk Should You Choose For Success (And Which Guarantees Failure?)
This is an early version of the cover for Susan Shocks the new book of stories for children. The book contains eight brand new stories about a young girl’s adventures with evil seagulls, monster televisions and giant goldfish amongst many others.
“He comes to my room at night…” In 2014 ‘Mr. Mad’ was published. Imagine a box. Imagine putting all the darker aspects of yourself, all the things you would rather no-one knew about you, into that box and imagine closing the lid. Feel better? Doctor Georgina Barnes is a respected psychiatric consultant on a busy… Read More Will you let Mr. Mad in?
‘I initially wrote these as separate stories for children age 8-13 but found that, even though most of the stories can be read independently, there was a definite plot progression which meant that they were best read in a particular order. So it may be that the stories end up being called chapters or maybe… Read More New Story Titles
“You wouldn’t cut your own hair, would you? (Unless you’re Donald Trump, maybe). Or take out your own tooth? How about flying yourself to Barbados? Nope. So why do I think it’s a good idea to illustrate your own book? The sketch above is one that I’ve done for my upcoming children’s book . I’m… Read More Illustrating your own book; is it as dangerous as performing your own brain surgery?
“The list is constantly changing but, as it stands, my faves are… in reverse order…..” JK 5. Larry’s Party by Carol Shields 4. K-Pax by Gene Brewer 3. Andrew’s Brain by E.L. Doctorow 2. Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig 1. A Portrait of the Artist as… Read More What are your favourite books of all time?
No-one has seen this story until now. The title of the series of stories is Susan Shocks and the first story in the series is called Evil Seagulls(Parts 1 and 2). It’s the first time I’ve written anything for children, previously I’ve published two books for adults. I’m aiming at readers aged 7-10 and I’d… Read More Give your opinion on children’s story ‘Evil Seagulls’