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I've been writing for nearly forty years. Good gracious, that long? I realized my unhip credentials were mounting so decided to write about it. Little Guide to Unhip was first published in 2010 and is now updated and republished.

However I'm not totally unhip. My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990). It's now been re-kindled.

I received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played (now Did You Whisper Back?)

Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of my satirical novella Lost The Plot.

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So sorry I've only just seen this. Goodreads didn't let me know - so i just stumbled on it by chance today and see you posted your message 47 days ago. I have a bit of a large backlog of reads at the moment but will put your book on my tbr list and happy to help :)

Oh I remember the Authonomy days! In fact I've just had a free cover redesign of my book 'Little Guide To Unhip'. Yes, Ann talks of you fondly. I never seem to see your posts on Facebook for some reason. I find FB is like that, you can miss so many posts. I am struggling a bit with my Fibro but c'est la vie! Big hugs to you from this side of the pond :)(less)
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Happy New Year to you all! 2020 certainly has a ring about it, if for no other reason than its description of normal vision! For the last few years I have made myself some goals for the new year. Keeping on the vision theme, I suppose you could describe them as vision for the year ahead. I've found it's helpful to do that and to see how many I've achieved at the year's end. So here we go for... Read more of this blog post »
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