Contests, competitions and festivals
(9/11/2022) Over recent weeks I have been mainly adapting my short stories into short screenplays and entering a lot of film festivals in the UK and around the world.
I haven't received any good news regarding my last book manuscript, so it looks very much like I'll be self-publishing in the new year.
As for my new book - The Not So Secret Diary of a Lottery Loser... nada, not a single word has been written for a couple of months now.
Fifth novel - Ready to go!
(4/8/2022) Ultravox vs. The Ottoman Empire is back from the proofreader and is ready to go. I have written three synopsises of varying length, a blurb, and an agent's query letter, along with a list of literary agents to contact. Next week I will begin the task of sending them out. I don't think any two agents want the same thing. Then the long wait to find out if anyone is interested. I genuinely believe this is my best novel so far and have high hopes.
Another new poetry book!
(8/7/2022) My latest book and final book of poetry, 'Can It Still Be Me?' was released today. It features 56 new poems around the subject of modern observations and features many of my petty annoyances. It's available, as usual, from Amazon.
Ultravox versus The Ottoman Empire is complete!
(17/6/2022) I am delighted to say that last week I completed writing my fifth novel. It went through quite a few changes of direction, but I know that the alternative route has bought it to the right place. I'd go as far to say that the final destination is in the better part of town. I am currently on my third complete editing read through.
The next stage is to get the manuscript proofread and maybe beta read by a few friends, then I'll be able to contact agents again, which in the past has proved a fruitless task. However, one must persist if one wants to be successful.
Presents From The Past has been released
(27/3/2022) I am delighted to announce the release of my new book of poetry.
From my press release - "Presents From The Past is a collection of 50 poems emerging from fond memories of my childhood, adolescence and young adulthood.
"Of course, my memories are not your memories, but I know each reader will find something that resonates with their own formative years. The theme is affectionate nostalgia, and the compositions project unabashed sentimentality, wistfulness and touching humour.
"Whilst there are a couple of poems with 'messages,' my aim is purely to entertain and remind people of a more innocent and gentler time."