Besides writing here on my blog, I’m a professional freelance writer, writing Tarot-related content, features and articles for various clients, and with other writing published, including short fiction, flash fiction and verse.
I’ve always been a bookworm. Books are not only for study and enjoyment, they are a form of travel, flying carpets. Time travel too.
Psychic divination, reading and writing. Story-finding, story-telling and story- processing, it comes from the same place within us all.
Deep down in the well.
Besides Tarot related features and articles, I have had short fiction, flash fiction and verse published digitally and in print, in anthologies and magazines, including, but not exhaustively, Ask Astrology, Attune Magazine, Crack The Spine Magazine, Litro Magazine, The Literary Review, and others.
I’ve written a finished novel for adults, a contemporary coming of age story with a supernatural undercurrent, referencing the story of Charon the Ferryman. A grieving young policeman is a psychic medium, desperate to lay the dead to rest and move on with his life, but ancient legends don’t lie – and the dead don’t lie down.
This pandemic has shown us, as if we needed any reminding, that it matters a huge deal, that we can give our loved ones the proper care and obsequies -a proper send-off when they die.
This is the story of someone who couldn’t do that, how he deals with it, and how he finds the world is stranger than even he imagined.
I have another novel in progress, and as per usual with this novel writing activity, there are files containing failed, shelved or otherwise dormant experiments.
Writing fiction is a solitary activity,but I am actively involved in one writing hangout, the international writing community at Litopia.
I scout for special guests -authors, agents or publishers, for Pop-Up Submissions, a weekly video podcast show hosted by London literary agent Peter Cox. I have appeared many times as a supporting guest on the show in our earlier days.
For more about Pop-Up Submissions, and a couple of shows in which I have appeared, you’ll find links at the bottom of the page.
I have had poems published in a number of book anthologies and regional magazines and online publications. Below is my first ever published poem, ‘Compute Awe’, published in the Literary Review.
Designed a World in RAM and ROM
The Programme’s called Till Kingdom Come
No viruses have crashed it yet
Designed by TheDevil@Helldotnet
Old Nick the Hacker means to win
So far he’s failed; we’re still plugged in
And hear the God-computer hum
The universal sound of ‘Om’
Creation real and unpretending
In countless files with files still pending
From here to nebulas most far
From single cell to giant star
For all a life from birth to death
And in-between its every breath
Our highest inspiration
And spirit’s destination
Of Life that cannot be destroyed
Its bits and bytes just re-deployed
In awe we stand, in hope we pray
The Programme runs till Judgment Day.
Published Non- Fiction 2019 (selection)
Perfect partner to work with, high quality work, a lot of research – we can only recommend- Ask Astrology, Luxembourg
“The Greatest Leap,” Crack The Spine Digital Literary Magazine, Lucid Press. Click To Read
“Joe’s Ark,”Litro Magazine Online: Click To Read
“Tales of Our Times”, Thatcher, Whyte & Hazeldine, Pentland Press. ‘Funny, witty and apt” – letter from Doris Lessing. Co- author and illustrator: Click for Info
Pop-Up Submissions: Stories and Writing: in Live Discussion with literary agent Peter Cox and special guests, authors Shaun Curry & Daisy Waugh.
Panellist on Writer’s Podcast, Pop- Up Submissions