I've been writing most of my life, certainly long before I began painting. It was always an activity I enjoyed at school and during my adult life I've found channels to express myself via the written word.
ERWO may not seem such an obvious progression from the semi autobiographical 'The Cats of the River Darro' (published 2012), and my life has certainly moved on, but it continues the theme of self-exploration.
Further below you can find links to my short stories and poems page and to other places around the Internet where traces of me have not yet been fully erased.
Everything Rhymes with Orange is my first poetry collection. It was published in July 2019 by Black Eyes Publishing UK. It may not seem such an obvious progression from the semi-auobiographical 'The Cats of the River Darro' but it continues the theme of self-exploration.
The Cats of the River Darro was written in 2011/2012 and is wonderfully illustrated by the talented artist Natasha Phillips. You can read more information about it here...
I write sports based blogs for Sports and Design, a sportswear company in the UK. I write under the pseudonym 'The Puma'.
The Granada Insider was a monthly magazine aimed at providing information for visitors to the city. I had a series of articles published here.
In 1997 I was the founder, chief writer and editor of shankly.com, the world's first website dedicated to the great Liverpool manager Bill Shankly. I set up other websites in its wake, each one paying homage to other individuals of that special group of coaches associated with Shankly at Liverpool. Two of them still survive though not entirely in original form.
Much of my other writing from this period was absorbed into lfchistory.net when I was forced to sell the websites.