Tuesday, 6 April 2021

Topically Challenged Is Out

Another Flash Fiction book that has the pleasure of containing one of my "efforts" is out! 

Head to Amazon to get your mitts on Topically Challenged, a collection of 100 stories, all inspired by news headlines. The book is paperback and Kindle ebook.

Tuesday, 16 March 2021

Something Gnawing Inside

 I got a bit bored and peckish earlier today. So, I wrote this in 5 mins. The speed probably shows, but what the hey, I'm just warming up the creative juices ready to start a writing a new book soon. 

Something Gnawing Inside

Ooh, I'm feeling hungry.

Yeah, I want a snack.

Head down to the kitchen

for a snack-attack.


Rummage through the cupboard,

search on every shelf.

There's nothing I really fancy,

nowt bad for my health.


What about the fridge?

Nah, just eggs and fusty cheese.

That's given me a thought.

No, not the mouldy brie.


I could eat something tasty,

and replace the sticky treat.

No-one will know of this crime,

only me and my self-defeat.


I ate the sweet confectionery

and momentarily felt great.

Perhaps it was too much in one sitting.

We’ll leave that up to fate. 

"ALEXA – Add chocolate Easter eggs to my shopping list."

Friday, 11 December 2020

Strawberry Scoreberries Is Out Now!

 Yes indeed. My latest book, Strawberry Scoreberries, is out now. 

Oh, yeah. I did the illustrations too. When I wrote The Christmas Starfish I said I wouldn't illustrate again, but, well, here we are. I did. And it took me AGES!!!! Still, I really enjoyed it and I'm very pleased with how they came out. I'm not going to make myself any promises about illustrating again because, well, just because really. I'd love to work with an illustrator so I can focus on the wordsmithing side on things. 

Like The Christmas Starfish, this is self-published. Hopefully with a growing body of work out there I can get the attention of a good agent and a publisher for future works. 

Here's the blurb from the Amazon book page.

Join the berry silliness and meet a bunch of fun-berries. What happens when a STRAWBERRY gets a bump....? OW! IT'S A SORE BERRY! A couple of CRANBERRIES? Nah, stick a wig on them and HELLO GRAN BERRIES! Who is the quickest berry? What type of hat would a goose wear?!! Where is the cat, and who should watch out for it? Who will score the winner when the berries play football? STRAWBERRY SCOREBERRIES is a fab fun picture book for little ones to enjoy. Some "extra time" activities too, including colouring in the berries, a berry-themed word search and berry facts

I really hope little ones have fun with this. I'm a big kid and it made me chuckle! 😁

Thursday, 22 October 2020

Ooooh, Loads of Starfish Books!

 Now, that's a sight for starry eyes.

I've been waiting a few days for my author copies to arrive, ready to dish out to some friends (ones with little kiddywinks, of course!) A couple are for competitions too, and I'll keep a copy for myself to go alongside the proof copies and other editions. 

If you want to get your hands on The Christmas Starfish it is on sale on Amazon. If you have read it and enjoyed it I would very much appreciate if you could leave a nice review on Amazon. Thanks! 😊

So, for book-lovers looking for a festive book for the kids (or grandkids) of all ages, checkout The Christmas Starfish, featuring Mr. Starfish, on Amazon.