It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t follow my A-Z of 2017 (The Highlights) with my A-Z of 2017 (The Lowlights) A – Austerity Al. I’m still surviving but I need to start earning decent money soon or I’ll be eating gruel. B – Books. Surprisingly found very few that I’ve enjoyed this year. Certainly … More My A-Z of 2017 (The lowlights)
It’s been an exciting year and it’s hard to narrow it down to just 26 things but here is my A-Z of 2017 (The Highlights) A – Amble. Another great weekend away with the lads but possibly the weirdest place on earth. B – Blogging. My etiquette guides have become increasingly popular. Look forward to … More My A-Z of 2017 (The Highlights)
A writer when he’s not writing. The life of a writer is rarely all about writing and along with working on novel number four, the last month or so has been a frenzy of activity. Once the Great North Run was out of the way, the focus was on culture. As mentioned in a previous … More What a writer does when he’s not writing.
As you may have gathered from previous blogs, I am a big supporter of Sunderland’s bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. I believe that we have the most to offer and the most to gain from winning and I was proud to be selected as one of the 21 community champions adding our … More Sunderland 2021 City of Culture bid (Community champion)
As I’ve mentioned in many of my blogs, I am passionate about my home city Sunderland. My novels are all set there and I believe that it is a hidden gem waiting to be uncovered by the rest of the world. I was recently asked my views on why Sunderland shoud win the UK City … More Local author supports Sunderland City of Culture 2021 bid.
I’ve recently done a guest blog for the Sunderland City of Culture bid 2021. Feel free to have a read on the below link. The time is right.
Recently I wrote a blog on the collective pride of Sunderland and the 2021 City of Culture Bid. Here is a great video by Robert Carr showing 21 reasons why Sunderland should win. It also has a cameo appearance from this popular local author.
I love being a writer, I take great satisfaction from the whole creative process and there is a fantastic buzz when someone likes my work. I get to meet a lot of creative people who are all passionate about what they do and writing is definitely a passion of mine. Those that know me will … More Sunderland, passion and our collective pride.