So, a while back I entered the New Welsh Writers Competition with a story I thought was a long shot. It was set in the past and I was submitting it for a dystopian award. But it really is a dystopian story, and horrifically true. In 1800 a sailor, James Norris, was placed in Bethlem… Continue reading Oh errrr… I been Longlisted
Well, of late, a lot. Which means of course, that I haven't been blogging. But then life can get in the way. The good news is that the colouring book for kids is almost ready... Just need a few more proof reads and then it will be hitting a shelf near you. Then there is… Continue reading What’s been happening?
I don't normally write reviews, but this is something to do with my Ph.D. I want to show that environment has more to do with writing tales than people realise. There are spoilers in here so only read on if you have seen it. How does this equate to The Greatest Showman? Well, the cast that is… Continue reading PT Barnum and the Greatest Showman
I am actually going to study for a Ph.D.! But this means a certain amount of writing that is taken up with research. I want to keep you all abreast of it but do I just create another button, or do I open a new blog...? Is anyone interested in 19th-century asylums?
I have been missing and for that I apologise. Sorry... It was Easter and we went away for a while. Loved that. It was so nice... It was a great few days with us going from Weston Super Mare to Bath. We both needed a recharge and we did that. But before the trip I'd… Continue reading Update
Have I mentioned that I'm thinking about going for one? I have a masters in creative writing and I have found a project that I really want to study. Nineteenth Century industrialisation and disability... Sounds boring? It isn't. Imagine being about to interview the disabled from two centuries ago. There would be some that couldn't… Continue reading PhD’s
The weekend just gone I found myself in Cardiff alone while my other half was training... So I decided to hit the museum - again. I went to see the Victorian Gallery but it was closed. I wondered for a moment what to do but then I realised the Natural History section was open so… Continue reading Cardiff – Commissions – Valentine’s
It's tricky being in two places at once. Leaves my head a little disjointed and unable to settle. This means that I don't get the work done I ought to. I slow and become lethargic... How do I change? I have to be comfortable. Luckily, I have the best partner and he is happy to… Continue reading The Drawing Board
It's hard to be an author... You can spend months, if not years, writing a book. You plough every bit of yourself into it. But that doesn't mean it will jump off the shelf or find an audience. So you have to market, all the time. I can do it but I get tired. My… Continue reading 2018 so far…
So we had been in Marrakesh or a week and finally landed... Time to relax over the weekend - right? Nope... We had other ideas. You see my partner is the lead singer in Some Weird Sin, a punk rock band that has reformed after 30 years, and they had a gig.... in Knighton. So… Continue reading The Day After