Off Script: a new publication

Before my new novel comes out I’ve decided to publish something a bit different. Many, many years ago, when the world was younger, and the motorised horse was just born, I was a student. I studied long and hard (you can see why this is placed under ‘fiction’.) I studied Film and Drama – I... Continue Reading →

Bad Treatment

This is a story that I never thought would see the light of day. You might agree it shouldn't have after you read it but today I thought I'd share it. I dug it out when looking through old stories at 5 this morning, while thinking about the sad passing of William Goldman yesterday. It's... Continue Reading →

Authors: An Extended Profile of Bateman

"Bateman". No, that’s not a school teacher style address. From his 2007 novel ‘I Predict a Riot’, until the last two books in his Dan Starkey series,  Colin Bateman had his works branded with surname only (as the dedication of that novel states: "For my Christian name, gone but not forgotten", or as Bateman himself... Continue Reading →

The 100% Detective

Rather than a short story today I thought I'd share an work in progress - the opening of the novel/ screenplay (working on them simultaneously) 'The 100% Detective.' The full story should be available early in 2019. Follow this blog to make sure you keep up to date, and any comments welcome! * Chapter 1... Continue Reading →

5 Great Documentaries

  Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father (2008) The tag line in the poster above sums up as much as you should know about this documentary: On Nov 5 2001, Dr. Andrew Bagby was murdered. To memorialize him, his friend Karl began making a documentary film. Then the killer revealed she... Continue Reading →

Throwback Thursday: Coming Soon

Today while clearing up my writing space I came across my old Macbook, last used approximately four years ago...(my son loved the Mac, I've never really got on with them myself but did use it occasionally for movie editing and sometimes a bit of writing...) Anyway, I found some interesting things on there (if interesting... Continue Reading →

Packing for Goodbye

Author Note at the bottom.  Packing for Goodbye I packed my son’s things up tonight. All his favourite clothes into a sports bag he’d never even used – still with its’ tags on. No point keeping the clothes crispy starch in a hard body suitcase now. The canvas bag would do. I wondered- if he’d... Continue Reading →

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