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 … Continue reading My story is now ‘out there…’
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 … Continue reading My new novel: Philip.
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 … Continue reading Philip waits for his dad to come home…
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 … Continue reading Who the fig are you?
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 … Continue reading Good good Father
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 … Continue reading Taster from my new book (unedited)
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 … Continue reading The Angel
Today is St Patrick's day. To celebrate I went to the pub with a couple of guys from the village and had couple of pints of Guinness last night, something we have done for the past 6 years. But marking the day is much more than having a pint! I love being aware of the day because of the life … Continue reading The Celtic Way of Evangelism- How Christianity can reach the West, again.
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. … Continue reading Philip’s mum
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 … Continue reading Day 10: loved