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10/05/2021
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What good is perfection, anyway?

As it's #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek I thought I'd say a few words about my 2nd novel, The Pursuit of Ordinary. The main character, Dan, has a range of mental health diagnoses, starting with bulimia through to (but not limited to) depersonalisation disorder. This is all before he begins hearing a voice - Joe - in his head. In short, he has *a lot* going on.
04/04/2019

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize

The Pursuit of Ordinary a finalist in The People’s Book Prize Writing is full of ups and downs, confidence and self-doubt. If you ever want to see a writer embarrassing himself by publishing a blog article while in the ‘low, I’m […]
02/01/2019

Write for the love of writing

Write for the love of writing I’m such a dick. I barely wrote a word in 2018 and I’ve just looked at my website and realised I also haven’t written a blog article since May 2018 and even that was […]
28/08/2018

Toads don’t wear tutus

Mrs. Toad wants to be a ballet dancer but is, by her nature, ugly. Dr. Otter has refused to work on her no less that seven times
24/01/2017
Knowledge and ignorance

Lessons from a debut author: things I wish I’d known a year ago

Lessons from a debut author: things I wish I’d known a year ago My debut novel was published 6 months ago now, so I thought it was worth rounding up some of my thoughts about the process, in particular, some […]