Review: Books of 2018

Ok, not a Top 10 of New Fiction of 2018 because, quite frankly, I'm not sure I read 10 books that were originally published last year. That's not to say I didn't read...I did - a lot. But one of my resolutions of the previous year had been to start reading the stuff I actually... Continue Reading →

World Premiere…this Thursday

So, last year I took part in a couple of storytelling evenings...not something I'd ever done before, and not something I'd intended to do when I turned up to listen, but being the big show-off I am I couldn't resist it. I went on to run a couple of writing workshops there (details of which... Continue Reading →

Review: Top 10 Films of 2018

Late to the party, and pretty slack in the new movie viewing department this year…I ended up on only seeing 3 of the top 10 grossing movies of the year, and only saw a handful of the films that I’m seeing showing up in most critics’ best of’ lists... Maybe it’s because of that and... Continue Reading →

Clockwork Orange

13th January 1972 UK premiere Stanley Kubrick’s ‘A Clockwork Orange’ was released in 1971, based on Anthony Burgess’s 1962 novel of the same name. The film has become a cult classic, famed for its’ ‘ultra-violence’ themes. Despite being nominated for a best picture award at the 44th Academy Awards, in 1973 the film was withdrawn... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Other Christmas Movies…

Anyone who knows me knows that I have to watch 'It's a Wonderful Life' every year. Without fail. They probably also know I've got my geeky Die Hard Christmas sweatshirt. I'll be watching both again this year, and avoiding all arguments whether Die Hard is a Christmas Movie or not. But I don't need another... Continue Reading →

Burning Chair…Burning Ears

A short one or a long one today, depending how you see it... I recently did a video interview with Peter Oxley and Simon Finnie, the owners of publishing company Burning Chair and publishers of Burning: An Anthology of Short Thrillers, in which a story I wrote specifically for the collection, 'The Five Votive Candles... Continue Reading →

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