I dug this up the other day, it won a runner up prize at BBC Radio Northampton in 2007. i got to record it at the BBC, butnever got to hear it. Ho hum. The piece was set out as a prologue for a longer piece of work that may happen in the future. After […]
Category: Forest Brothers
posts about the novel
There’s a question. Does anybody recognise themselves – or others? Do writers go out of their way to write about people they know? The music world had ‘You’re so vain’ and spent decades trying to get Carly Simon to explain who it was – it turned out to be at least three people and I […]
Nous sommes Charlie
“I feel an immense sadness but above all anger. We can argue over liberty, but when we’re in disagreement we respond to art with art, to wit with wit. We never respond to a drawing with blood. No! Never. These victims are martyrs, and I shall pray for them with all my heart.” Hassen Chalghoumi, […]
Heroes and Villains
Forest Brothers has them. Life has them. What makes a hero? what makes a villain? Is it purely an audience point of view? Does it depend on your background, your origin, your life experience? I have been traveling recently, a week’s break to Limburg. The hilly part of Holland. It’s a very relaxed area and […]
Time to put pen to paper
I have realised that the year has slipped by and the blog posts stopped. I have moved to a new day job. There hasn’t been much to say. That’s a lie. The year has been quite busy, at times interesting and I just haven’t created time to post. The prequel is at draft stage. Ready […]
http://www.theguardian.com/books/data/book/fiction/9781906451691/forest-brothers#start-of-reviews All nice stuff, wish i could tell you what will happen next! I’m off to give a talk to the Womens Institute tomorrow about the novel!
Best laid plans
For those who very kindly drop by from time to time, you may have felt I had dropped off the planet, I am still ticking over down here in what is now, sunny, Mid Wales. Time has flown and things have moved on. It has been definitely interesting times, but some people have it worse, […]
Forest Brothers is finished and out in the public domain. Finnish Boys (working title) is work in progress, but definitely a project that is at a standstill from my output. I have completed the first draft, it is now with my lovely alpha readers and I await their input. If all goes well, I hope […]
How does a book like Forest Brothers come together? What are the stages that turn a group of ideas or concepts into a feature length story? I recently read a great article by a fellow LWC writer – Glyn Iliffe. In it, he sets out how he puts together his historical novels. Glyn’s work to […]
Deep sympathy for those affected by the Latvian disaster. you are in my thoughts and many of my compatriots.