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Carterton, here I come!

Carterton, here I come!

As promised (threatened) I’ll be giving an author talk at the library in Carterton, Oxfordshire, on 7 June at 6pm. If you’d like to hear more about my comedy fiction, Note to Boy, how it came about, how I found my publisher in Waitrose, and…
Coming soon to a library near you!

Coming soon to a library near you!

I’m very pleased to announce I’ve been invited by the lovely people at Carterton Library to take part in an author event in June. Details nearer the time. Hope to see you there!
Second Oxford Indie Book Fair was fin-tastic!

Second Oxford Indie Book Fair was fin-tastic!

Writers, publishers and artists gathered for the second Oxford Indie Book Fair on 2 April, an event that showcases the work of local authors, independent publishers and other artists. Among the 45 exhibitors was the artist John Buckley, probably best known for creating the Headington…
Oxford Indie Book Fair - so good they ran it twice!

Oxford Indie Book Fair - so good they ran it twice!

So successful was the first Oxford Indie Book Fair that the organisers have decided to hold another one this year. Like last time, the second fair will be held at the Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford, a wonderful venue, on Saturday 2…
Reviews of Note to Boy

Reviews of Note to Boy

Here’s a selection of reviews of Note to Boy. It’s great to see what readers, writers and bookbloggers make of Eloise and Bradley, and wonderful to know they’ve brought some laughter into people’s lives – as well as a few tears and the odd cringe!…
A hundred authors share their thoughts

A hundred authors share their thoughts

Browse in any library or bookshop and you’re almost bound to come across a section devoted to books purporting to tell you how to turn yourself into a successful writer. I know. I’ve read quite a few of them. As you might guess, since you…
Wycombe Talking Newspaper

Wycombe Talking Newspaper

Just in time for Christmas, here’s a seasonal extract from Note to Boy, featured in this month’s Wycombe Talking Newspaper. Intent on lightening Eloise’s mood, Bradley plans an early celebration. Enjoy! And thank you, Paul at WTN!
Death in Paradise, Wine in Wycombe

Death in Paradise, Wine in Wycombe

What do I have in common with Robert Thorogood, multi-award winning creator of the hugely popular BBC One light-hearted murder mystery series, Death in Paradise? More than you might think. We’re both BBC scriptwriters. OK, so his show is a global phenomenon, broadcast across the…
All the fun of the (book) fair!

All the fun of the (book) fair!

The first Oxford Indie Book Fair took place last Saturday at the newly revamped Wesley Memorial Church in Oxford. I was there, along with my comic novel, Note to Boy, and 50 or so authors, poets, publishers and artists. I had a great time! The day-long fair…
On the gin with Mr TOAD

On the gin with Mr TOAD

At last! After many, many months of delay, the gin tour to thank supporters of Note to Boy and redeem their generous pledges at last took place. An elite group of discerning palettes assembled at The Oxford Artisan Distillery – otherwise known as TOAD –…