Christmas is but a few days away and very much like Christmas, I too have decided to make an end-of-year appearance. I haven’t been around much this year, despite the very best of intentions. Indeed, the posts I wrote for CINDER, brief as they were, …Read More
When the notification arrived in your inbox to suggest that I had posted something, you could be forgiven for checking twice. That’s right. It’s been a good half-year or thereabouts since I posted anything. There are a number of reasons for this. All of them …Read More
Having released A Bump in the Night back in November, I had intended to crack on with finishing up Glade. Unfortunately, that was not to be the case. I have done little in the way of writing since before Christmas. That’s not to say that …Read More
…where I sit and dream and write. For those wondering what is happening with “Glade”, I should mention that I have started work on the last few parts. In saying that, it is still quite some way from being released. There are parts that I need to rethink. …Read More
As I haven’t posted much in the last few months, I have decided to post another brief excerpt from “GLADE” (brief being the keyword here). This glittering shard of text is part of the poem that presents itself to the reader, all draped in leaves and …Read More
Six months? Already? Well, certainly as the calendar reads, but whoever believes those things anyway? What follows is a brief interview with a mirror… Are you finished? In short… no, “GLADE” is not ‘finished’. Despite having largely written “GLADE”, I cannot bring myself to call …Read More
As some might already know, I’ve had an ‘enforced break’ for a number of weeks due to the recent death of my long-serving laptop, Mac. A combination of age, excessive use, and a terminal battery attack did for him in the end. Although it happened quite suddenly, it was …Read More
It’s been a while since I gave an update regarding “GLADE“. In short, the book is very nearly complete. It will not, however, be released before the next deadline comes… and goes. As a result, I’ve taken down the counter. There really is no point …Read More
This is a song that I have long enjoyed and which served as inspiration for a poem that I wrote recently for a scene within “GLADE“. It is a soldier’s farewell song to his beloved. “The Rose of Allendale” is actually an English song written …Read More
Taken from my rocky perch beneath an old pine tree.
There I sat scribbling notes for additional scenes within “Glade”. The wind was quite fierce and the threat of rain ever present, but it only added to the tapestry unfolding within my mind.
Although the old tree is not in these photos, it is quite interesting. You see, it was struck by lightning during a thunderous storm several months past. The tree caught fire and blazed ferociously yet was not entirely consumed. Half the tree continues to grow and yet the other half remains scarred and barren.