Quoth the Raven "Nevermore."
Saturday, 20 August 2016
Dear Seas of Snow supporter,
As the Summer sky greys and whites into a bleak, rainy day, it seems a good time to write to you again. The sound track is breezes whispering through the leaves of my garden and some classic Ella Fitzgerald; the view is white rose petals whirring in eddies through the green.
It's been an exciting few weeks. The cover art for the book has been finalised - and a publication…
Preparing for my lecture...
Sunday, 25 October 2015
In my spare time over the coming few weeks, I am putting together the finishing touches for what will be my inaugural lecture at the brilliant, award-winning University of Huddersfield. Earlier in the year, I received the immense honour of becoming their Visiting Professor of Media, Strategy and Communications. My home faculty is the School of Music, Humanities and Media.
I've been trying to…
I watch the quiet unfold
Sunday, 27 September 2015
The news is still sinking in. It's been more than a week now since we reached 100% - and on the one hand I feel dizzy with excitement. On the other, real life rolls on and it's been back to work after a short break - and a busy week that took me to Leeds on day one and Edinburgh on day two.
Several people have been asking me about how I find the time to write. The truth is, I'm writing in my head…
Thank you - a gift
Friday, 18 September 2015
So now we move from waiting in the wings to the full glare of the stage. Exciting and daunting in equal measure.
I'd like to thank everyone who has supported Seas of Snow and helped me get to this extraordinary place. I am so deeply humbled by and appreciative of you and the generosity you have shown. Thank you.
I'm abroad at the moment surrounded by mountains and the chill of the September…
Waiting in the wings
Sunday, 16 August 2015
It feels a little like being backstage in a production, waiting for the curtains to rise. You can hear the murmur of anticipation from the wings. But you don't know what the reception will be like. Whether the performance will do justice to your vision.
Or in the gallery making a TV show, watching the clock ticking down and feeling the adrenalin course through the veins. That buzz of excitement…