Hi everyone, For my friends and family who already know this, I’m sorry this will be popping up in your news feeds again today. 5 Years ago, I finally started doing what I’d always wanted to do – writing a novel. After a year of writing and several years of editing and agonising over things, […]
Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – Available now on Amazon"
Hi everyone, I realised today that I haven’t written anything about this film. After all those posts about the first instalment, I’ve been completely silent on this one. It’s getting close to trailer time; it can only be a few days before we all get to see something that only a few have seen so […]
Read more "Casting Dune 2 – Vanity Fair first look reaction"
I run this Pokemon club at my school. They all get to bring their cards in on Mondays and at lunchtime I sit there while they trade. It’s like Wall Street. I watch them all do their deals and bargain and show off their best cards in their folders. I sit by and I know […]
Read more "Trading – a poem"
Haven’t written anything of my own for ages. I was really struggling for inspiration and feeling a bit desperate, so I clung on to the only thing I could think of: todays UK National alert text. Sorry I’m advance but I needed to write something, anything. Poised for an alert, A whole nation’s attention, Waiting […]
Read more "Alert – a few haikus"
Hi everyone, It’s been a while but I have been doing writing-related things in the background. At school, I have been doing a writing project with my Year 6 class. We read a load of Fighting Fantasy Gamebooks (the ones by Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson) at the end of last year and then in […]
Read more "King of Chaos – new book out now!"
Finally, after a long time, something inspired me to write. As before, it is the gorgeous and haunting artwork of Maja Ljunggren. Her picture of Ronette, lying in her hospital bed, sentinelled by one Joey Paulson, put me back in the place to type some words. As usual, they don’t live up to the colours […]
Read more "If I Am – a haiku sequence"
If the first four parts of Cameron Cloutier’s extension of Twin Peaks mythology were great, this fifth visit to the world both wondrous and strange is simply sublime. It starts with familiar strobe effects, disconcerting slash cuts from one image to the next and a series of uncomfortable, awkward close ups that thrust us into […]
Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act V review and thoughts"
I was on a school trip to RHS Wisley today and was really inspired by the great collection of plants to write something. I was going to do individual haikus about the pictures I took, but decided to just go for one thing, which I wrote on the coach back to school. Anyway, here it […]
Read more "I Dream of a Garden – a poem"
There’s been so much written in the wake of Julee Cruise’s passing that I feel quite superfluous, but it’s amazing how many people are saying the same things that I’m feeling. It’s made me feel the connections that exist within this fan community more and more; I started to see the strings that connect us […]
Read more "A Tribute to Julee Cruise"
Hi there, I’m just checking in to offer a few of my thoughts on Act IV of Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks fan film, Queen of Hearts. And also to try to get “Groove is in the Heart” out of my head. This one took us to a number of places and in a number of […]
Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act IV review – (Spoiler Alert)"
It’s finished!! I put the finishing touches to my children story (Sin City but with vegetables) the other night sitting in a booth at the Camberley Wetherspoons. Feels so good to have it finished and I was so happy with how it all came together and some of the rhymes. Even left space for a […]
Read more "Curly Kale is Done!"