My new book, Harvest House, is set for release on 17.7.17. It’s available for pre-order on Kindle now, and will also be available as a paperback.
Here’s what the cover looks like, and here’s a bit about the book itself…
I stopped by my favourite pub a few weeks ago for an after-work pint or two. Halfway through a glass of Downland’s I noticed all the new arrivals turning up with guitars. Some customers had ukuleles and one had a banjo. Halfway through my third pint I had my first go on a cajon. I loved it. Now I want a cajon*.
I’ve been to a few open mic nights since, chipping in on a borrowed cajon and sometimes on full drum kit. It’s good fun; you get to meet like-minded people and see some proper talent. But there are some rules to stick to if you fancy giving open mic a go. Here’s a useful guide on…
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I first read Neil Gaiman’s American Gods in my late teens. It was winter time and I fitted it in between college classes and bus stops and it struck such a chord with me. The book is full to bursting with rich imagination, and images from that first reading that have stuck with me ever since. Which is why I won’t be watching the new TV adaptation of the book. Read More
I just enjoyed a city break to Budapest. It was fantastic; great sights, great bars, great beers. I recommend it. But for my two nights in Hungary I was dogged by a monster, a monster that stalked me, never farther away than the snatch of its claw. It got its teeth into me while I waited for my flight at Gatwick Airport and wouldn’t let go until I defeated it. The monster’s name was Cujo. Read More
Well, as per tradition, it’s time to plan my New Year’s Resolutions for 2017.
I’m a great believer in self-development, which is why I like to take this opportunity to look back on what I tried to achieve in the last year – and to see how far I got! I think that setting clear, quantifiable targets and letting others know you’ve done so is a fantastic motivator for actually doing them. But it’s by seeing how (or if…) I’ve achieved them that helps me see where I’d like to push myself next. Read More