On Keeping Your Chin Up

On Keeping Your Chin Up

Sometimes life can be difficult. I’ve made no secret of the fact that I struggle with anxiety and depression, and I guess that’s what I’m referring to in some ways. After all, my mental health hasn’t exactly been at its best over the last few...

The Joy of Bedtime Books

The Joy of Bedtime Books

When I was a kid, I used to love reading books before bed. It was part of my routine, and indeed it was often the only time that I’d actually dedicate to reading. When I was super little and staying over with my grandparents, they used to...

Former.ly: The Audio Book

Former.ly: The Audio Book

Hi, folks! Today, I just wanted to give you a quick update on a project that I’ve been working on behind the scenes. You’ve probably seen me talking about audio books in the past. I’d been thinking about making one for a while...

A New Project!

A New Project!

Hi, folks! Today, I thought I’d ring in the new year by giving you a quick update on a new project of mine called Monsters of Rock. It’s still early days at the moment, but the current plan is to write 1k words per day on it while...

We’re Jammin’

We’re Jammin’

Okay, you got me: the title of this article was inspired by Bob Marley, in part because I watched a Netflix documentary called Who Shot the Sheriff? and remembered just how much I love both Marley and his work. Exodus in particular is a cracking...

Destroying to Create

Destroying to Create

Sometimes you need to royally fuck some shit up if you want to make something bigger and better. You need to destroy to create, or to put it into the words of one of my poems, “Sometimes you’ve got to knock down a house if you want to...

The Joy of Audio Books

The Joy of Audio Books

We in the reading community love to talk about audio books and whether they count as “real” reading. Personally, I’ve always been a fan of them, perhaps because my dad used to like to listen to them on road trips and because my...

A Holiday!

A Holiday!

Hi, folks! Today, I wanted to talk to you about my holiday. I’m off to Spain (via Tamworth) from Monday 8th October until Friday 19th October, and I’ll be out there to help my dad to do some work on a property he has. Of course, this...