Happy New Year
New Perspectives for a New Year

Hi {name}. There are so many things we don't see, even when they are in plain sight... Maybe you're one of the few who notice the unnoticed beauty. It can be a blessing, but also a curse. I find it difficult to look attentively at paintings or sculptures in exhibitions because I am drawn by the marks on the walls or the scratches on the floor. There can be a world of wonders in those expressive squiggles and stains just as abandoned objects can tell exciting tales. (Read the article Happy New Year 2022).

As we enter a New Year, may I wish you a chance to glimpse the magic that is hidden all around us.  

Alan McCluskey.

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Recent publications

Bursting with Life - Young Vint is bursting with life. So much so the world around him ripples with energy. His parents and carers have convinced him he’s mad, repression being their sole remedy… Only when he escapes with Tara does he realise his so-called madness may be a gift...

We Girls - Book 3 of The Boy & Girl SagaPeter is beset by an existential choice, retain his androgynous ambiguity or say goodbye to his girlish self. Circumstances force both him and Kate to take up other challenges. By straddling the line between child and adult, between carefree creativity and weighty responsibility, they find imaginative ways to confront far-reaching problems...

Local Voices - A sequel to Stories People Tell.  To re-assert the role of women at the heart of hearthside healthcare, Annie seeks to celebrate the stories about health of those that never figure in the spotlight. In this campaign, she is pitted against Health England, a conservative think-tank, that targets her and those close to her with all the savagery of those convinced they have every right… but, as Annie says, “Women with a will can work wonders.”

Alan McCluskey,  Secret Paths Editions, author.secret-paths.com

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