Note to aspiring writers
It’s always good to hear from you, and I’m more than happy to answer your questions about the craft of writing and the publishing business if I can.  What I can’t do is undertake to read/critique your manuscript.  Nor can I help you find a publisher or agent.  Sorry, but if I said yes to the many requests I get I’d spend all my time reading your work and never doing my own.  The best advice I can offer if you want to be a writer is … write.  A lot.  And read copiously too, to learn from the way others do it. 
Good luck!


In the March and April updates I mentioned my specially written story Anchor Point, which is part of a publishing venture aimed at readers with dyslexia. 

The seven stories comprising the first batch of titles (the others are by Joel Cornah, Thana Niveau, Steven Poore, John Llewellyn Probert, Steven Savile and Adrian Tchaikovsky) should have been released about now.  But as with so many other ventures, the Corona virus put paid to that.  Consequently, the launch has now been postponed until 2021, the exact date to be announced.

The project is the brainchild of Alistair Sims, co-owner of Books on the Hill, an independent bookshop in Clevedon, North Somerset.  It’s worth taking a couple of minutes to watch this clip, in which Alistair talks about the shop and outlines his plans for the dyslexia project.