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, Just a quick update on the children’s book I said I was writing. I’m over half way through it now and I’m really happy with how it’s going. In case you missed my earlier post, it is going to be a children’s picture book written in rhyming couplets. It’s a hard-boiled noir like […]Read more "Curly Kale update"
It’s taken me a while to get around to writing this what with one thing or another. When I finished school last week, I was gripped with the most intense feeling of fatigue, as if I’ve been going at full pelt for a long time and then finally stopped. All the adrenaline was long gone […]Read more "Queen of Hearts – Act 2 reaction"
Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to get this post in the bag for some time now, since seeing the first film. I made some predictions when all this started about who I thought should be in the key roles. That’s all ancient history now and, suffice to say, I didn’t get any of them right. […]Read more "Casting Dune – Part 2 Casting Wishlist"
Hi everyone, I’ve been meaning to do a poem or two for ages but have struggled for inspiration. I’ve been running a poetry club for some of the kids at my school, though, and today we came up with some little bits and pieces – just a few little bits of rhyme and a couple […]Read more "Some Christmas Poems"
It’s been quite some time since I went to MCM Comic Con in London. I saw an opportunity come up to go to another event, this time up in Telford. Why go so far? Well, I was very interested to meet Edward James Olmos and Mary McDonnell, the Admiral and the President respectively from Battlestar […]Read more "A Trip to Wales Comic Con"
Just finished watching this over a few nights and I have to say, I haven’t found a piece of television this moving in a long time. Maid tells the story of Alex and her young daughter Maddy, who escape emotional abuse and domestic violence to search for a new life. Along the way, Alex faces […]Read more "Tonight’s Viewing – Maid (2021)"
Hi everyone, I was lucky enough to have a chance to see the first 24 minutes of Cameron Cloutier’s Twin Peaks fan film project, Queen of Hearts yesterday. As you know, I’ve been posting updates about this project as it has developed over the past few years. In terms of knowledge of the source material, […]Read more "Queen of Hearts update – November 2021"
I just learned that one of my favourite books, and one of the inspirations for The Ardenna Crossing, may be being made into a Limited Series by Fox. The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell, was published in 1996 and won numerous awards including the Arthur C Clarke award and the British Science Fiction Association Award. […]Read more "The Sparrow – is a TV series coming?"
Well, here we are. After so much time, I finally got to see it. I’ve been looking forward to this moment since long before the film was announced. I heard rumours years and years ago about the rights being passed around and I knew it would be only a matter of time before this happened. […]Read more "Casting Dune – The Film! (spoilers)"
I was lucky enough to get a chance to go to Leicester Square tonight and see the IMAX Dune preview event. We were treated to the first ten minutes of the film, the sandharvester scene, lots of extra footage, music and actors talking about the production. There were words from Director, Denis Villeneuve, and then […]Read more "Casting Dune – IMAX first look"