When people ask me about my alone trips so many people say ‘oh I couldn’t do that…’ Or ‘I wish I could do that.’ Or ‘I couldn’t be alone that long… I would get lonely.’ THAT IS WHERE THEY GO WRONG! … More 7 Reasons Why Travelling Alone Can Be Bliss.
You never know where inspiration will come from. Certainly not a random woman in a swimming pool wearing a pith helmet and weilding a selfie-stick. … More Travel, Adventure and Inspiration
Olivia paused mid-sketch; its eyes weren’t human. What does that mean? She chewed her pencil and attempted to retrace the previous events. What had happened before she woke up? When had she been beaten? Why couldn’t she remember? … More RETINA BLUE
Jenny and Ben accidentally receive an invitation to the Monsters’ Dance. Do monsters really exist? If so, don’t they eat children?The Monsters’ Dance is a celebration like no other – it is a time of great monster festivity because it takes place on the longest day, meaning the nights will soon draw in and true monstering can take place. When the brother and sister accidentally receive the invitation to the monsters’ dance they think it is a joke but what if it isn’t? Surely they have to go and find out… The only thing stopping them is the big question: what if monsters eat children? The pair are torn between curiosity and fear. Maybe they just need to come up with a brilliant disguise. That way they can find out once and for all: how do monsters dance? … More THE MONSTERS’ DANCE – FIRST 3 CHAPTERS
One afternoon, while Ben and Jenny play in the garden, Ben notices a pair of extremely hairy legs belonging to a huge creature hiding in their hedge. Just as they investigate, they are called in for tea. From that moment on, the pair attempt to determine what the creature is.
During the night, they watch from their bedroom window and can see the outline of a hairy shape lurking in the darkness. It had to be a monster didn’t it? What did that monster want? The whole thing was turning into a mystery. Why had the cucumber patch been destroyed? Had the creature taken the fruit bowl? Why would the prize roses be beheaded? Was the creature trying to get their attention? The whole thing had turned into a hairy-legged mystery! … More THE HAIRY-LEGGED MYSTERY- 3 CHAPTERS
What is worse than a hangover and feeling slightly green? Well that is when the ship hits a storm during a hangover. It is quite a sight watching people determinedly partying when the party platform is pitching and rolling in all directions. … More CRUISE SHIP CREATURES – THE PARTY CRUISERS
You wouldn’t believe it with your own eyes or anyone else’s eyes, even if you rubbed them and looked again! Oh and… All manner of random events, tantrums and slime-acious calamity took place at The Monsters’ Dance last night. The roars in the forest say they have never known anything like it and they loved … More Do You Know Who Won The Monsters’ Dance Yet?
This is where self-publishing comes in. Let me ask you: why do you write a book? Is it because you have something to say? Is it because you fancy a nice bit of creative time? Is it because you are simply compelled to and don’t know why? Do you think it will make you a multimillionaire? Do you believe you are the next J.K Rowling? … More 12 Reasons to Self-Publish
Oh yes… It is dark, it is twisted, it is crass and above all I sat laughing hysterically while the little beauty was written. You know what? There is nothing more fun than sitting laughing while sharing ridiculous incidents and stories. … More You Should Write About Cruise Ships…
Well hasn’t it been a wonderful journey? As I mentioned before, the idea for this book came to me close to twenty years ago. I know! That is nuts… Now here I am posting my last Retina Blue promotional chapter and I feel a little sad really because writing this book was really rather wonderful. … More Retina Blue Audio Chapter 10