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I’ve been been writing for over thirty years. I realized my unhip credentials were mounting so I decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip is published by Night Publishing
However, I’m not completely unhip. My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of my satirical novella Lost The Plot.
Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).
I’ve had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and now published as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology, Pfoxmoor Publishing (2011)
I also received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played (now renamed ‘Did You Whisper Back?).
I’m gradually in the process of getting most of my books published and previously unpublished work onto Smashwords and Kindle.
My novels tend to be character-driven and a bit quirky or gritty – whether contemporary or retro – and deal with issues of today: drugs abuse, homelessness and neighbourhood conflicts, and a common theme is about the experience of being an outsider in society.
on Nov. 07, 2011 :
This story has a brilliant plot - eerily possible. I became caught up in the story of Nicki.
4 stars instead of 5. The lost star is for a missed opportunity. This could have been a powerful story, but the impetus kept getting lost with too much jumping around, and even disconcerting notes here and there, part of the story, but as if it was an experiment in itself. I think it could have been so much better written in a more simple narrative style. But don't be put off reading - it is a very worthwhile story, and has a suitable ending, not a fairytale ending.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)