I passed a house the other day and the inside of the front window was covered with flies; hundreds of them. The place looked like it had been abandoned and yet there were so many flies that I wondered where they had come from. I didn’t know the street and I walked on without doing […]Read more "The Scene Within – a poem"
I wanted to do something to mark the life of Peggy Lipton who sadly passed away last week. I don’t know much about the lady herself, but I thought she brought so much love and warmth to the character of Norma Jennings in Twin Peaks that I thought I could approach it that way. This […]Read more "The Ovens are Cold – a poem"
Hi there, I went a bit quiet for a while on this front. I was licking my wounds after the feedback I received from my editor. Firstly, some advice. If you’re waiting for this kind of stuff to come in, and you happen to check your email at 3am when you wake up to feed […]Read more "***Ardenna Crossing Update***"
I’ve been thinking of doing something for Bobby Briggs for a while. I was lucky enough to meet Dana Ashbrook in 2014 and he was such a genuine, gracious chap that I grew in appreciation of his character even more. I struggled for inspiration, however, until I remembered the scene in season 3 when he […]Read more "Just a Photograph – a haiku sequence"
Editing begins Hi everyone, Just a quick post to let you know that I’ve finally found an editor to look at the book. I have enlisted the services of Therin Knite, of Knite and Day Publishing, who comes to me highly recommended. She is starting work on a developmental edit tomorrow, which I expect to […]Read more "**Ardenna Crossing Update**"
Thought I’d put out a little ‘state of the nation’ post. Firstly, to let everyone know where things stand and when they can expect some movement. Secondly, to figure all that out for myself. The Ardenna Crossing: Between Two Worlds The first novel in the series is completed and is at the 3rd draft stage. […]Read more "The Ardenna Crossing – update"
When I started this website, I think one of the first things I wrote was about my life with science fiction and what I used to read and write about when I was young. I used to love writing stories when I was young. They were usually based on something I’d read or seen on […]Read more "W is for Writing"