Road Trip to Self Discovery

Robert Pirsig died this week. I loved his novel Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance so much that I named a character after him in my own book Ghost Road. The book is based on an actual trip taken by Pirsig and his young son Chris. The account is made even more poignant by […]

Illustrating your own book; is it as dangerous as performing your own brain surgery?

“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 […]

What are your favourite books of all time?

“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 […]

Writing for Children; How Hard Can It Be?!!

BY JON KENNA Over the last few months I’ve been trying to write stories for kids. In the past I’ve written a couple of books for adults which were fun to write but also a hard slog at times. I was thinking that writing children’s stories would be an easier ride. Nope. I decided to […]