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…

CUT

It has been a busy week or two. I’ve written so much about my story ‘Peach’ on this website that it will be no surprise to anyone who keeps up with my news, that it’s my ‘baby’. I’ve also written about it so much that I wouldn’t be surprised if people doubt there’s a story…

Saudade

I’ve noticed there’s a recent trend in people making resolutions at this time of year as much for the purpose of looking back and seeing what they did as they seem for the intention of fulfilling that resolution. It’s a curious thing, because it then becomes about nostalgia and not about change. Rocky Balboa (the…

Music Monday – ‘The Avenue’ Teaser

I’m excited to partake in #musicmonday, to share a teaser from a demo from the soundtrack to my forthcoming novel “Peach”. I previously shared the incredible news that the actor Charles Baker is working on this project and work has been going great on the soundtrack this year. I hope you enjoy this brief snippet…

A Scot And Two Welshmen

A week ago today I had the honour and pleasure of meeting Sir Alex Ferguson. As a Manchester United fan it was understandably a thrill to meet the man who most people this side of Liverpool acknowledge as the best football manager of all time; to do so through what I do for a living…