As I prepare Colourful People, the fourth book in the Boy &Girl Saga, for publication, I’ve re-worked the covers of all the books. See the new face of the Boy & Girl Saga above. You also get a glimpse at the cover of the new book.… Read more
Fact or fiction?
Confronted with ‘alternative facts’, it’s reassuring to compare them with what we know to be fact. However, fact is not so easily distinguishable from fiction as the following extract illustrates.
Estimated reading time: 3 minutes
Confronted with the so-called ‘alternative facts’ of politicians and others in positions of influence and the deep-seated anxiety they can provoke, it’s reassuring to compare their fabrications with the truth of the reliable reality we call fact.… Read more
When is a girl not a girl?
The division between boy and girl is not as immutable as many would have us believe. Yet, in the rigid adherence to their beliefs such people can inflict great harm as this extract from Colourful People illustrates.
Estimated reading time: 6 minutes
The division between boy and girl may seem self-evident, biologically speaking.… Read more
An extract from Colourful People
Click to read an extract from the beginning of Colourful People, the 4th book of the Boy & Girl Saga.
Gina shaved the last of the hair from her head, tossing the blond curl to the floor. She squeezed a generous dose of baby oil into the palm of her hand and massaged it into her scalp, delighting in the smoothness of her skin.… Read more
Chinks in the facade of reality
Beyond the facade of routine and the predictable, lies a rich country full of wonders just waiting to be explored. My writing and photography seek to grant access to that magical world.
Skimming the surface
Much of our view of the world is impoverished.… Read more
A cloud and a girl become one
Asking strange questions and looking at the world from unusual perspectives seems to be my specialty. Here’s one. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to move from being an eternal, omniscient, omnipotent entity to a single body constrained by human perceptions of space and time with a limited life span and a severely veiled understanding of the world, not to mention the pain and suffering?… Read more
In the beginning was a tree…
My latest novel, The Cloud Catcher, began with this tree – not in Winter as in the photo but in late Summer – plus a cloud and a subsequent chance encounter with a girl on horseback. Her greeting smile burst from her lips like the sun breaking through clouds, warming everything in sight.… Read more
When dreams come true as nightmares
Girl or boy – being both and neither…
I’m working my way through the Boy & Girl Saga with a view to (re)publishing all three books: Boy & Girl, In Search of Lost Girls and We Girls Show the Way, the first two in a revised edition, the third, a brand new story of Kate and Peter.… Read more