Jimmy Murphy Biography Coverage

This week has seen the 60th anniversary of the Munich Air Disaster. As the biography of Jimmy Murphy is released on the 15th, there has been understandable media attention, with the Daily Mirror and Manchester Evening News running excerpts of the book. On Friday 2nd February, the Mirror ran a two page article featuring three…

Red White & Blackmore Release Information

I’m delighted to share with you some of the release information for Clayton Blackmore’s forthcoming autobiography ‘Red, White and Blackmore’. The book is published next month through Manchester based Empire Publications and can be ordered here. On Thursday, 30th November, the Castle Hotel in Clayton’s hometown of Neath is holding ‘An Evening With…’ launch which…

In This World Are We Just Strangers

It’s been another quiet few weeks on the website which I apologise for – over 2 months without an update! I’ve spent the last couple of weeks in the US, and I’m writing this update in the luxurious surroundings of Bay Lake Tower at Walt Disney World. I will dedicate an entire post to this…

Song To Song

Over the weekend I watched ‘Song to Song’, a move directed by Terence Malick, the acclaimed and visionary film-maker. Working with so many different artistic people really gives you an opportunity to broaden your horizons. I say that as a person still relatively sheltered, but, over the last three years or so, I’m definitely more…

Little Update

Just a quick update as it’s been a while and there are some things I should mention! On Saturday 1st July it was my pleasure to attend a book club meeting at Samantha’s Coffee and Gift Shop where we talked about my book Mablethorpe (the shop is based very near the town) amongst other things….

The Power Of Positivity

I haven’t written an update for a while but that’s because of so many things that are like, 80% there, 90 % there, but I can’t share just yet. I’m aware a variation of that sentence appears on this website a lot, well, there you are, that’s the life of someone who writes for a…

“A Soccer Pioneer” Now Available To Order

I’m delighted to share that “A Soccer Pioneer”, the autobiography of Gordon Jago, is now available to order via Amazon.com. Gordon has lived an incredible life – he is most well known in British soccer for his spells in charge of QPR and Millwall, two London clubs where he is arguably known as their greatest…

#WorldBookDay Giveaway

To celebrate #WorldBookDay on Thursday, March 2nd, I’m running a giveaway for three of my books. I will be giving away three packages as follows :- x 2 – *Copy of Coal House and Mablethorpe, selection of chocolates from Hotel Chocolat and Starbucks voucher *Copy of ‘You Can’t Win Anything With Kids’ To enter the…

1977

A few weeks ago I was contacted by Martin Buchan, former captain of Manchester United, asking me if I had contact details for his former team-mate David McCreery. As it turned out, I did. “You won’t believe me, but it’s the club asking!” he told me. With it being the fortieth anniversary of United’s FA…

#musicmonday – Peach playlist

I thought this week, with updates seemingly close but not yet ready to share, that I’d post a #musicmonday playlist. As I have rambled on about enough, the unfairly gifted Charlie Baker is recording an original soundtrack for Peach – but here are some songs that have featured on playlists over the last seven or…