‘I’m not sure who said what and when, but I do know that the moment the words were out there would be no going back. We tried, my god we tried, to undo the mess of spilling vowels that worked their way quickly into our porous minds like water into a sinking ship, but the Suetonius words rang clearly across our stormy skies.
Now, as Autumn falls gently yet surely into outstretched open arms, we muse on what happens next. Will ravens peck at our tightly shut eyes, our hearts, or will we be protected from this inhospitable fate?
My heart rests in hope yet the reality of these reddened leaves that fall around my feet make me aware of the roads that could yet open up.
Joy is such an open mistress. It has served me well.’
‘I kind of get living if I can get inspired to live it better, you know? Reading feeds and inspires the soul. Without it I would be in some numbing vacuum that might as well see me never leave my house. Reading gives me more, inspires good.’
Morning Campers. I’ve finally found some writing time though initially I’m spending it on the ‘On Ashover Hill’ 2nd edition. I’m dealing with a few errors from the 1st edition plus adding a couple of links to ‘The Birthday Gift.’
It’s quite emotional for me returning to OAH. William represents himself, of course, but I can’t deny I’m in there too. I’m a quarter into the read through edit and lost in the story and know that I’ll never write that book again.
There are only 5 copies left of the 1st edition so a clear need to get the 2nd edition out there. At this rate Christmas 🎄 is a possibility. I’m hopeful!
I was chatting about ‘Being in a Band’ (BiAB) with someone in the music business this week and there is a lot of interest in me both writing about the band thing plus me doing a comedy. I just need to re-visit and make sure it’s silly enough and not too incriminating! I’m hopeful I can do this as a project in the fall.
I often get asked what I’m currently writing (thanks Mum) and once I apologise for not writing a new book for a couple of years, I do talk about the King Quartet. I have the lead character in my four decade quartet and a semblance of the story so soon, 2018, I’ll get cracking.
Finally my website needs redoing and the access to you getting my books needs redoing. At the moment I’m afraid you need to keep messaging me. I will get around to getting this back on a proper online order thingy asap.
Thanx for your patience and support and love,
BiAB coming soon.
The KQ – now that’s exciting…
Today I am 6 years old on my Blipfoto app. This is the daily photo blip journal I do. The act of each day, with the odd miss, charting a photo of something from my day has been a good grounding for me. Imagine going through a day without having had the time to see one memorable thing! Of course we often think we have but in fact, armed with the thought of catching a blip, I see lots of things to snap.
Some people keep diaries and I guess blip has become that for me. Two years ago the site almost went under as it tried to grow and found it ran out of cash. The members supported its salvation led by some blippers who now form a board. It’s a heartening story.
Today blippers from around the world post their one maximum photo per day. It’s not fancy pants and has varying types of photographers & photography. I for one only use my iPhone.
It is though a community that is global without barriers. Amen to that.
If you pop on & try to find me, my blip journal is called ‘smilelikeabunny!’
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The Birthday Gift
The Birthday Gift is a novel that sweeps through issues of love, of hope, of sorrow and of destiny. It spans across Europe, from Cornwall to London to France to Germany and then to Poland.
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On Ashover Hill
On Ashover Hill travels across Europe, spanning generations of the McTeer family and the love, hurt, pain and redemption that follows.
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