Latest updates

The final countdown!

Sunday, 20 May 2018

The book will be in solid form in THREE DAYS TIME!!!!

I can hardly believe it myself. here's a snippet from the 1988 diaries...

23 November 1988

My motorbike is refusing to start again!

Cindy and I went for a job interview in a restaurant in Mayfair. She said it was a glorified waitress job. The restaurant was well known for its poshness so we smartened ourselves up a bit, although Cindy…


Tuesday, 30 January 2018

It's been a while... here's a snippet for all you petrol heads...

My own hair was shoulder length by this point, and I had dyed it purple while I was in Dalston, but I’d become fed up with the purple dye coming off on everything, including my motorbike helmet, pillows, hairbrushes, boyfriends, wallpaper, my own face, passers-by and neighbours. I wore chunky silver rings on every finger but soon…

You tube video- more soap the stamps

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Wishing you a happy new year! the book is in final edits with the copy editor. In the meantime...

Here's a you tube video of what the book is about- enjoy!

A snippet to keep you going

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Hi there! 

It's been a while since I posted an update or a snippet, so here we go! Looks like the book won'tv be published until 2018. I'll keep you updated as soon as I know, but the good news is that all the final edits have been done and extra diary extracts have been added from 1988 and some black and white photos are going in too. (colour is too expensive)

So please enjoy the snipet from…

snipet time

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Hi everyone,

I'm just reading through the manuscript before sendiing it for final edits prior to publication. Michael Muldoon helped me edit and rephrase it where needed and it's all reading very very well.


Here's a snippet from my days in the Lost Cherrees...

Whilst I identified strongly with the animal rights beliefs, I felt like some punk musicians were trying to score ‘punk points…

Almost there! and another snippet...

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Hi, big thanks again to all my pledgers, old and new! We are up to 96% and just need a few more to get this book up to 100% and published.

Here's another snippet to whet your appetite, from when I lived in a squat in Hackney - the Nightingale estate (the nightmare estate!)


A lot of people would pop in to visit Mal at the squat. We were all taking speed in those days and Mal had taken to…

95% reached!

Monday, 9 October 2017

Today we hit 95% of funding. Just 5% left to go! Less than £200 still to raise!

In celebration of that, here is another snippet from when I was in a band called The Lost Cherrees and we played a gig with New Model Army...

My favourite ever gig was also on home turf in New Malden. We’d hired a hall and booked our mates The Screaming Bongos to play along with an up-and-coming band called New Model…

Almost there! 93% funded!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Yay! almost there- 93% funded, just another £250 to raise.


Here's another snippet from the book to keep you amused. I was aged 30 / 31 by then...

I spoke to Val about the orbs and she revealed that she had seen them too. The building we worked in was very old and full of all sorts of energies and she told me she had also seen leprechaun-like creatures dancing on the roulette wheel. I found…

Truly Humbled!

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Just 13 days to go until my time limit to reach 100% funding is reached, and I am already at 76% funded with 153 supporters! 

I am confident I will reach target in time, but if you know anyone who might want to pledge and help and buy a copy too, please let them know. I have been told I can extend the time if needed, but to be honest, I just want the book to get out there and be read!

So a BIG…

A little snippet for you- joining bands

Thursday, 14 September 2017

68% Funded- that deserves a snippet. Here's one from my chapter about joining my first ever band. I was just 19.



Since placing the advert in Sounds (I told you, this advert seriously changed the course of my life) I had been writing to a bloke called Dave Hughes who lived in a place called Silvertown in East London. Silvertown was famous for the Tate and Lyle sugar factory. The whole…

44% funding achieved! woo hoo!

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

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Thanks again to everyone who is supporting me in this project. Its great to see names I know popping up in my supporters, but even more exciting to see names I don't know, which means that word is getting out about the book!

I'll be flyering  about the book at Rebellion festival in Blackpool next week, so if you see me, don't be scared to stop me and say hi (buy me a drink.. a meal... new clothes…

35% funding- Thanks so much!!!!

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Wow! I just had a peep at the targets and the book is already up to 35% of it's funding- that is OVER the third of the way! So thrilled at everyone who has managed to make a pledge so far.. I'm going to reward you with another snippet.....



100 CLUB

6th JANUARY 1983

Flick and I intended to see The Exploited tonight but when we got to Klub Foot the gig had been cancelled so we…

Welcome on board!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Hello everyone and a huge welcome and Thank You for supporting me. A massive thank you goes to Sharon Brown who was my first friend to make a pledge and help me get started. In fact it was Sharon who found Unbound for me and thought it might be the right place for me.

Today the page went live at 10am. I'm writing this at almost midnight and I already have 11% funding and 20 backers. Not bad for…

Publication date: May 2018
105% funded
228 backers