Category Writing

Seven Ages of Mam

With apologies to the Bard, my latest play is based on one of his most celebrated monologues…

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Long wait for a short story

Finally! After finishing a novel, which took up the bulk of two years, I found it difficult to simply stop. Just like a marathon runner continues trotting past the finish line, momentum prevented me from dropping the pen and backing away from the keyboard. So, what to do with the residual creativity? The answer came […]

The Trinity Code – Three Not-So-Random Numbers in the Book

One of the best things about creating a world – or in my case, three of them – is filling it with easter eggs. If this makes you think of chocolate then either you’re hungry or you’ve never seen a Marvel movie. Easter eggs are hidden gems for viewers/readers to discover and can make the […]

Get engaged with my book on Leap Day!

Today is Leap Day. It’s also the day my new novel, Mrs God: Trinity, is released and I’m asking you to take a leap of faith by purchasing my fantasy/sci-fi/action adventure on this rare date. If you read your books digitally then there are several ways you can download it: Amazon.com Amazon.co.uk Apple iBooks Nook […]

Evolution of a story

Notebook… manuscript… paperback… A picture is worth a thousand words, but this one shows how my random scribblings mutated into a note-riddled beta reader manuscript and finally a 110,000-word fantasy/sci-fi book. You’re looking at 18 months of work (blood, sweat, and frantic keyboard bashing) in which the nugget of a hint of a glimpse of […]

Cause and effect

I was asked to submit a play to help raise funds for refugees living in my city. And though the subject matter was as serious and as difficult as you would expect, the writing process in itself was enjoyable. I’ve had the honour of having plays┬áproduced and with that honour comes a third eye, one […]

Here’s to swimmin’ with bow-legged women

On the Fourth of July last, the brother and I attended a special screening of Jaws to mark its 40th anniversary. It ticked a rather large box for two fans of Spielberg’s shark film, as we’ve seen it now on TV, VHS, DVD, blogged about it and read the coffee-table book. (Also, I own a […]