Wednesday, 15 February 2023
As the book creeps ever closer to 100% funded, with some useful publicity planned over the next few weeks, I visited Snape Maltings with my film maker friend Peter, and together we've produced this update.
Snape Maltings was a thriving business in the 19th century, then closed in the 1960s when larger maltings stole its competitive edge. As the business grew rocky, they became bad at paying for…
Where would I be without you?
Thursday, 2 February 2023
A TV programme written and narrated by the now late Ronald Blythe made me realise that that while authors life solitary lives, they can influence millions with the books they write. This prompted me to write about how life has changed for authors since Blythe made that programme. You can read it here.
But the Unbound author experience is very different, as without the support of readers, Unbound…
We're nearly there!
Saturday, 31 December 2022
Thank you for being patient and for your support. My book Where are the Fellows who Cut the Hay is now 75% funded and so likely to be published in 2023. I've also recently moved to Suffolk, and am now living a five minute walk from Leiston Quaker Meeting House, which features in the opening chapter. I had no idea when writing the book that I would be returning to live in the town where I grew up!…
It's been an eventful year
Thursday, 27 October 2022
I'm delighted to be able to tell you that the book you have kindly pledged to support is now 50% funded. I've been distracted of late by one or two other projects, not least a planning application to build a new home, so have not been as pushy as perhaps I should have been - but then the more we all become aware of the need to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, the more topical this…
I've been a little slow to say thank you
Tuesday, 2 August 2022
My book's crowdfunding campaign is slowly but surely creeping toward it's target and I'm really grateful to you for your support. I set out to write a book about George Ewart Evans, and quickly realised that just as important, was to highlight how people are bringing back almost forgotten ways as they strive to blend business success with environmental responsibility.
The book will appeal both…