News & Updates

My intention is to have the news updated each month, holidays and death aside, by my wonderful webmaster, Karen.  In the meantime, here are some recent events for you to muse upon.

November 18, 2019

October and November

It has been a busy few months. Much accomplished. There is much still to be done. Once I’ve drunk four cups of tea I am generally ready to start the day. Here is what I achieved. I re-edited and rewrote large passages of my first novel Broken Panes. I also set up a competition and chose the design for my third novel’s book cover, the …

September 11, 2019

August And September

I spent the early summer months watching the cricket world cup. In September I have been intrigued at the shenanigans of the Brexit mess. After my hermit-like seclusion, I re-commenced my full time writing in August. I completed my third manuscript, entitled Chameleons. It has been edited and is now with my publisher. I was delighted to self-publish what I consider to be my first …

September 11, 2019

What’s been happening

2019 so far has been one of taking baby steps in the literary world. I have drafted three manuscripts; each of which are to become e-books and available in print. I have taken on the services of a wonderful publisher based in the US. I already have planned 3 further novels for release in 2020.

October 5, 2018

The first steps

It’s early October and my first novel was sent off to be proofread and edited. Two weeks later the magnificent Maurice, good nick-name, has knocked the novel into shape. It is the culmination of two years of my sparse spare time. I also engage the services of the ebullient Karen from KC Graphics, to design and maintain a small website for you dear reader. She …

September 30, 2018

A new beginning

Since early retirement I have had the chance to change direction, a new beginning in so many ways. In late September I had one of my big toe’s removed due to infection. Like a lemming I jumped over the edge, I could take no more; I think the phrase is, ‘I was shot’. I no longer had the mental capacity even to complete my work …