That Dream Where You’re on Stage Naked… but its actually happening

Presenting a new piece of work for criticism is daunting no matter how constructive the criticism may be. When the piece if work is a novel in which you’ve invested your heart, soul and countless hours it can quite literally feel like taking your clothes of on a brightly lit stage, in front of a room of hostile and judgmental strangers. But you have to do it because it’s worth it. Here’s why.

The Book Trail – The Story of Book 32 – Udaipur

What is The Book Trail? Udaipur rightly deserves its label as the Venice of the East but this city has a beauty and energy all of its own. I’ve been to both and while they are equally beautiful, they are quite literally worlds apart. The tourists don’t move around in quite as well organised groups, … Continue reading The Book Trail – The Story of Book 32 – Udaipur

The Book Trail – The Story of #21

The Book Trail is project to explore how books can connect people. in 2014 I left 10 copies of debut publication, Outliers: Stories of Searching, with people and in places that I felt connected to in some way. This is the story of the book I left in Dharamasala

The Inshallah Edit – A reading and writing journey through Egypt’s revolution

Last year I finished the first draft of Inshallah, a novel set in Egypt, one year after the popular revolution that ousted Hosni Mubarak and began a cycle of counterrevolution and revolution that is still playing out today. With the easy part over I sat down to edit and begin the process of turning that … Continue reading The Inshallah Edit – A reading and writing journey through Egypt’s revolution