Other Writing

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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 a form of travel, flying carpets.

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 professional non-fiction writing, 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 far stranger than even he had always imagined.

Source: Wikipedia: Charon on the Styx, Joachim Patinir, 1520-24, Prado, Madrid.

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, that is how I like it, at least when it comes to the drafting, if not the editing, but I am actively involved in one writing hangout, the very friendly…and 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 sometimes appear as a supporting panellist on the show.

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.

Poems

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.

Compute-Awe

God@pearlygatesdotcom

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 Mysteries of May Day

April 2020: Aries the Fiery Sky Ram

Featured article at Jessica Adams Astrology:April 2020

December: Capricorn The Cosmic-Sea-Goat

December’s Tarot Tuesday Feature, Jessica Adams Astrology

October: Article for Tarot Tuesday with Astrologer Jessica Adams

Hey Toro!- Star Bull Taurus

Cancer: The Starry Crab in the Zodiac Sea

Leo: Salutations to The Star Lion

The Timeless Magic of Runes

Astrology, Prediction and Politics

Prediction versus Forecasting

Published Fiction

“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