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Shed over Heels

Monday, 10 October 2016

Dear Children of the Shed,

It’s been a while since I last convened a shed meeting and a lot has happened since those halcyon days: leadership contests, celebrity break-ups, sex tapes. Not to mention all the events taking place outside of my own household.

Oh, and You Took the Last Bus Home has finally published.

By now you should all have received your copy of the book. Do contact Unbound…

Do not judge a cover by its book

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Dear fellow shedheads,

Some exciting news (for me, anyhow) to share with you all about You Took the Last Bus Home. It now has a cover – which looks something like this:

I hope you like the cover as much as I do. It has asked me to pass this poem onto to you …


Do not judge me by this book,

I’m just a humble cover,

an easy way for you to tell


Shed Envy

Friday, 27 May 2016

Dear assembled members of the shed,

Thank you for all gathering here at such short notice for today’s meeting. Hopefully you received the agenda in advance but, for those who did not, I have brought some spare copies:

Shed Meeting, 27th May 2016

1.     Update on book

2.     Shed news, inc. feelings of envy concerning my neighbour’s shed

3.     Poem about agenda item 2

4.    …

Today's Shedlines: BRITFOP, lullabies and frenemies

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Dear assembled shedheads,

Thank you so much for attending today’s shed gathering. Apologies for being late but I have been out campaigning on behalf of BRITFOP (British Federation of Poets) on why it is vital for the future of poetry in this country that Britain remains within the European Union.

Exiting from the EU is potentially very damaging for the British poetry scene:

  • Imports of…

Easier shed than done

Monday, 29 February 2016

Dear Guardians of the Shed,

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve journeyed down to the bottom of my garden to pen you all a post and for that - and so many other things besides - I can only apologise. So here’s an update on progress – and what a lot of progress there has been, too.

Firstly, the book is now 145% funded. That means, in layperson’s terms, that the book is more than funded. The consequence…

Love Shed, Baby

Saturday, 13 February 2016

Hello shedmates,

Thank you all for making it here today. I'm pleased to say that You Took The Last Bus Home is now even more funded than it was before - but if there's anything you can do to help get new supporters on board that would be magnificent. The more momentum we can get behind this project, the better - so when it publishes, it will be magically propelled to the top of the bestseller charts…

Publication date: October 2017
257% funded
961 backers