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

Fact or fiction – colourful answers

So you don’t like fiction. Yet your lives are criss-crossed with stories of your own invention. Fiction has its advantages. It offers an intimate glimpse into unfamiliar perspectives like that of the Colourful People struggling with their gender identity.

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Fact or fiction?

The following questions and responses were inspired by reactions to my newsletter entitled, A touch of colour – a new novel in the making.Read more

Adding a touch of colour…

When a boy who dresses as a girl, but has no wish to transition, is confronted with a boisterous crowd of transgender youth in search of a safe haven.

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

From a boy lost in a book to…

At the beginning of October last year I started writing The Boy in the Book, fascinated by the way we move in an out of stories of our own and others’ making.… Read more

Constellations of mind

A person’s mental make-up constitutes a changing constellation of characteristics. These depict the workings of their mind, their behaviour, their relationship to others and their competences. Certain characteristics are considered superior because they render people better adapted to function in society.Read more

“Yes!”

Riverside

Two young teenagers, Peter and Fi, are on the towpath beside the river Frayne in the following extract from Boy & Girl. But what is the unspoken question Peter answers? You’ll have to read the book to find out… but know that it might not be what you think.Read more