My story is now ‘out there…’

It’s a strange old feeling having a story that I’ve written ‘out there’ and it’s been a few weeks of feeling a bit nervous about what people might think about the story. Over the past four weeks I’ve packed in 8 book launches: Great Gransden, Huntingdon, Wimborne, Glasgow, Chester, London, Peterborough and Chipping Campden. Over…

My new novel: Philip.

  On the 1st of November 2017 my novel Philip will be published and I’m jolly excited.  You see, it’s taken a while to get to this place and 266 pages of wrestling later with the story and with times when my writing mojo went on far flung cruises I’ve finally got there!   There’s some…

Philip waits for his dad to come home…

   In my soon to be published novel ‘Philip’ there is a scene where Philip waits for his dad to come home.  He’s been away for months and Philip needs his help to take revenge… I won’t say too much as it will be a bit of a spoiler!  I’ve tried to capture in a…

Who the fig are you? 

   In my new book (which I’m coming to the end of writing… At last!) there is a scene where Philip the main charector of the novel meets with Jesus who holds a fig in his hand.  Here’s a short unedited exert and a picture I painted to accompany the scene!  ————————— He turned to…

Good good Father 

It went really quiet this afternoon at Lighthouse café so I had a few moments to put my feet up and read and be still and seek to listen to what God might be saying. I felt I needed to think on God being a good dad. And stumbled across this beautiful book by Henri…

Taster from my new book (unedited) 

Here’s a small taster from my book, it’s unedited and a bit ropey but it will give you an idea about what it’s like. I walked down towards the old market, now at the end of the day in the sunset. The deserted colourful market awnings that hung in front of the old sun-bleached tables…

The Angel 

  In my new book, a novel about Philip the evangelist he encounters an angel that instructs him to leave Samaria and head to the desert road on the way to Gazza.  Philip not only leaves the powerful outpouring of the Spirit in that town but also (in my book) his childhood sweetheart who he had…

Philip’s mum 

   In the book I’m writing, a novel on the life of Philip, his mum has been ill since his birth (12 years) with a flow of blood. The book narrates the sense of blame that Philip carries for his mums illness.  This new painting captures her longing, waiting and hoping to be made whole….

Day 10: loved 

When I was five my parents moved to the UK from Zululand where they had been missionaries for 16 years. I’m embarking on a kind of pilgrimage to visit for the first time the place I was born and the places my mum and dad ministered.    A couple of years ago the Edinburgh festival ‘voted…