The guy who cleans the pub shocked me today…

He reviewed my book Philip- a novel, and said it was “@&£*+ brilliant.” It wasn’t his language which shocked but rather his enthusiasm. He told me that he had shared with his neighbour about it. He went on and on about how good it was! I felt somewhat overwhelmed. He’s not been the most complimentary…

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…

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…

I have nothing 

I’m painting some key scenes inspired by the book I’m currently writing that will be published later this year.  The main character of the book is Philip who encounters the risen Christ.  As they meet Jesus affirms within him the call to be an evangelist. Philip replies, “but I have nothing.” He holds his empty…

The fig 

In one of the scenes of my new book, Philip the main character, meets with Jesus who offers him a fig.  The symbolism has to do with how Philip had been waiting for his dad to come home, sitting under a fig tree.     I introduced a new palet of colour to draw out the interplay…

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….