‘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.”
‘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.”
‘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’”
‘HIs face was like old, brown leather, weather-beaten as if he had spent too much time in the sun. His skin was so lined and creased, yet at the same time, strangely shiny. He did look as if he was sleeping; creased leather eyelids shut over almost empty sockets…Death had marked his expression with hisContinue reading “Story number 2: The Bog-man”
In the next few posts, I intend to discuss each story in my book, The Camera Obscure. I will look at my influences, the writing process and include a little extract. But first, the whole collection. The title. I originally considered calling it Camera Obscura, which means ‘Dark Chamber’ and of course some of youContinue reading “Writing my book: The idea and the cover.”
I won’t be blogging for a week as I am taking a little holiday. But I had to share the news of my exciting day yesterday. In the morning I arrived at The Two Sisters Arts Centre for the Felixstowe Book Festival events I was booked into – a Neurodivergent workshop for writers and alsoContinue reading “I won a prize!”
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!”
Last night I participated in the late night cafe for the Wolsey writers. I read my poem, An afternoon walk, which you can hear below. the standard of work was excellent and it was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. thanks to Katie Ward and tony Casement for supporting emerging authors in Suffolk.