Last night I celebrated the launch of my first novel at The Alex in Southend. Here’s my speech: I was told last night it was a requirement at a book launch to give a speech. Twenty minutes ago I started writing one. I stand before you tonight as a man who has written a book. … More Book Launch speech
To celebrate the birthday of my heroes; my dad and Bob Dylan, I covered Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright on my dad’s old acoustic guitar.
With a week to go before the launch of my first novel I finally received the proof copy. I invited artist and all round good egg Adam Gardner, who designed the cover, to be part of the special moment and tell me I look like I’m in late 80’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners. As an aside, … More The Stamp Collective proof copy is here…
I am pleased to announce I am having a book launch to celebrate the arrival of my first novel ‘The Stamp Collective’. There will be music and readings and books and more (the more might be wine).
This is one of my favourite tracks from the latest Arctic Monkeys album.
On Wednesday evening I sat down over some marinaded chicken livers with Adam Gardner, my friend and go to designer, to talk about the ideas he said he had sketched for the cover of my new book The Stamp Collective. As I sipped at my bottomless Coke Zero he took a bound notebook from his … More Cover To Cover
This week has been pretty full on for me. If you know me at all you will know that I like to have irons in the fire, or fingers in pies, or whatever other metaphor you choose to use for staying busy. It just so happens that this week involved a number of those different … More My longest lesson.