"All autobiography is storytelling; all writing is autobiography," said J. M. Coetzee. And Gloria Vanderbilt was quoted stating: "All art, from the paintings on the walls of cave dwellers to art created today, is autobiographical because it comes from the secret place in the soul where imagination resides." My experiencesMy knowledgeMy thoughts I too write … Continue reading A bit of me in all
Agatha Christie said: “Everyone is a potential murderer - in everyone there arises from time to time the wish to kill - though not the will to kill.” Books by the Queen of Crime are a delight to read, but there are so many more novelists that entertain with their depictions of murder. The New York Times asked … Continue reading My favourite murder?
"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough", said Mark Twain. Whether in eating, drinking or anything else, the general consensus seems to be that, too much of anything is not good. Except for Mark Twain's good whiskey or Scott Fitzgerald's Champagne (same quote, different drink). Though alcohol can … Continue reading Too much of a good thing
A time of reflections, 2019 was a year of transition. No book release, but plenty of background work. But 2020 will see the release of DEATH IS A RIDDLE and I'm hugely looking forward to it. What happened in 2019? The biggest news of 2019 was probably my coming out. Insiders knew FAAS KRAMER is … Continue reading Rewind and Forward
Around this time of the year you see the odd wish list appearing with well-known guests. I thought I'd give this a bash too and briefly offer my reasons why. In the order of the alphabet (surname), I have selected nine persons which would definitely liven up discussion when all in one room. Perhaps we … Continue reading My New Years Eve dinner
From August 2019 "The value of achievement lies in the achieving." I love the above quote. Albert Einstein is telling us to enjoy the journey, which is 99% of life. I take this strongly to heart as for me, writing is a trip. Yes, it'd be nice if a sold tons and could be a … Continue reading Imagination is hard work
From August 2019 It was Toni Morrison who said, "If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it." Growing up, all my pocket money would be spent at WH Smith in Hull and ever since I can remember, for my … Continue reading Write the book you wish to read