‘Being Frank About Fronk’ wins!

  I was thrilled to hear that my entry in the ‘Unlock your Talents ‘ short story competition for over 18 years olds, won first prize. They were kind enough to include the following judges comments: –        Left me with a huge smile on my face! This is light and entertaining, with a wry eye for…

All we hear is (clap clap) Kennet Radio (clap clap)

I was cycling with my good friend, Pianoman, on our weekly Sunday jaunt across the muds of Greenham Common, discussing our procrastination in our getting his song-writing/playing and my book,  Preposterous Tales From The Newbury Short Story Teller to a wider audience. ‘You know what,’ I said. ‘I could go on local radio and read…

My Author Interview

I was delighted to be asked to appear as ‘Author of the Week’ on Esther Chilton’s fab site for writers. Should you care to read our interview, please click on the link below, and while you are there look at Esther’s other posts and excellent books of short stories. Should you not care: do it…

England – 1,791 USA – 971

Anyone who has stumbled across this blog in the last year cannot fail to have been hassled by me plugging my book of sixteen humorous stories, entitled Preposterous Tales from the Newbury Short Story Teller, available here all set in my English home town. It’s one thing writing a masterpiece (smirk), it’s another thing marketing it,…

A Newbury Halloween Invitation

You may well have spooky things to do this Halloween, but should you wish to take your pumpkin to listen to the telling of a devilish story by an actor, please join us at Newton Road Cemetery chapel, Newbury. ‘Unfortunately’, my comedic tale of soul-selling and brussels sprouts will be recounted twice in the creepy…

“Here we go Again”

place: The Corn Exchange theatre, Newbury, 2018. “Here we go again. Here we go again,” the crowd bayed the name of their favourite song as they stamped their feet. imploring an encore. Back stage, his manager stuck his head round the dressing room door. “You gotta go back on and play it, Herb – they’re…

‘PUMPHH!’

Local newspapers are under pressure to sell copy, but supposing someone comes up with a nefarious reason to increase circulation…

Dishwasher Daiquiris

Hungover? Got a cold? Feeling rubbish? What would YOU drink to feel better again?