May Day Traditions

May Day Traditions

When we think of May Day, in a traditional sense, we think of maypoles, ribbons, Jack in the Green and Morris Dancers. In the United Kingdom, celebrations of May Day can be traced back to two sources, the Roman Floralia and the Gaelic Beltane. Floralia was an ancient Roman plebeian festival in honour of the […] more…
A Brief Note on the Storyline for Another Life

A Brief Note on the Storyline for Another Life

I had an idea for a story describing a character who believed his life to be a series of failures and regrets, who eventually discovers that his actions to have had a benign effect on the lives of others. The challenge was to introduce other themes to fit and to round out the story. In […] more…
…And Here Are The Publicity Postcards

…And Here Are The Publicity Postcards

Not long now until Another Life is published on 1st May. I’ve taken delivery of a box of postcards and am pleased with them. The front shows the cover image; the back has a story soundbite, a recommendation and contact details. At the rate at which I’m sending them out, I may not have ordered […] more…
Seeking Reviews for Another Life

Seeking Reviews for Another Life

In conjunction with my publisher @BurtonMayers, I am seeking established UK reviewers and bloggers of Contemporary Fiction and Speculative Fiction for honest book reviews of my 1st May release Another Life. Please DM for further information. ‘It’s Another Life for the 21st Century’. more…
Advance Review Copies of ‘Another Life’ Have Arrived

Advance Review Copies of ‘Another Life’ Have Arrived

Advance review copies of my new novel ‘Another Life’ have arrived. A busy few weeks of book marketing ahead, seeking reviews. more…
‘Another Life’ Marketing Campaign Under Way

‘Another Life’ Marketing Campaign Under Way

The marketing campaign for my new novel, Another Life, publication date 1st May 2020, is under way, starting with delivery of my new business cards. More announcements to follow over the coming weeks. more…
Essex Book Festival 2020: Local Authors’ Day 7th March

Essex Book Festival 2020: Local Authors’ Day 7th March

I thoroughly enjoyed facilitating my discussion session at the Local Authors’ Day at Chelmsford Library, an event within the Essex Book Festival. I credit its success to the responsiveness and engagement by all of the attendees, who provided some excellent ideas for subjects and locations of novels. I offer special thanks to those who kindly […] more…
Another Life: Final Cover Design

Another Life: Final Cover Design

To be published 1st May 2020. more…
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