The Dead Poets!

I am delighted to announce that the Dead Poets are now a theatre company and you can find us on Facebook. We are performing first at Gainsborough library in Ipswich https://www.suffolklibraries.co.uk/whats-on/the-dead-poets-present-a-ghostly-afternoon-of-performance and then at Cambridge Tall Trees. We’d love you to join us or like our page! https://www.facebook.com/The-Dead-Poets-Theatre-Company-105571079005455 Our second performance will be very spectacularContinue reading “The Dead Poets!”

Writing my book, The Camera Obscure:Story 6 A Gallery of Tigers.

This story is a really strange one, but one I am proud of. It is a magical realist story, but it is really about abuse. The child, William, is treated very badly by his father and to escape him he finds himself disappearing into a painting and transforming. There are a lot of dark issuesContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure:Story 6 A Gallery of Tigers.”

Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.

‘It was nearly 2am. Barker had arranged to meet Hill in this god-forsaken place upon the hour. He shuddered, but it was not due to the inclement weather, although the night was indeed a fearful one; thunder rumbled in the distance, intermittent flashes of lightning illuminating the sky in bursts and Barker was soaked toContinue reading “Writing my book, The Camera Obscure: story 5, The Sound of the Bell.”

Writing my book: Story 4 The Locked Door.

‘There was something odd about the rose bushes, Eleanor could not put her finger on it, but they seemed to have bloomed out of season, and were brighter and more colourful than they should be. Perhaps she had some sort of power over them, to make them bloom more beautifully at her will?’ This storyContinue reading “Writing my book: Story 4 The Locked Door.”

Writing The Camera Obscure- Story 3 ‘Reflection’

‘Here today, staring at my reflection again, I barely recognise myself. As ever, I am completely absorbed, drawn in to inspect every detail. My sense of self is disappearing as the face reflected back seems unfamiliar, as if there are two of us, the one here outside the mirror and the one on the otherContinue reading “Writing The Camera Obscure- Story 3 ‘Reflection’”

Breaking news!

My second book, a collection of poetry called Tourist to the Sun, is now into the publication process. It’s being published by Tsaunderspublications and includes many previously published poems but now all in one place and my own book. The amazing cover (to be revealed soon) is designed by The incredibly talented Lynn Stuart, whoContinue reading “Breaking news!”

Book released 30th June 2022

My book of stories, The Camera Obscure, is about to be released! I am so pleased with the final product, which has been a careful collaboration between the publisher, Austin Macauley, and me. I wrote much of it just before and during lockdown – well, it gave me something to do! The process of writingContinue reading “Book released 30th June 2022”