Well, it has been that time of year again, and I was off following Steph and Annie's footsteps to the Shrewsbury Festival.
I wrote 'Uniforms' at pace, for the subject had me gripped. I referred to Melanie Stevens' revulsion at events in Bosnia with the words "I lost my religion as well as my gender then"
In the 'Ride' books, Eric suffers a lot of ribbing for being a banjo player. For example, it is suggested he take up the harmonica because, compared to a banjo, only half the notes suck.
I watched this today at a friend's house.
I looked at the Huffpost entry re Texas bigotry, and found this. Pardon me while I weep happy tears,
Just checked my account and apparently I have been here for, ahem, four years and 52 weeks.
This is a shameless plug, yet again.
Well, a surprise yesterday, with an e-mail at work sent to my male name from someone I used to work with many, many years ago (80s). In summary, "Hi, remember me?
I wrote some years ago of a film called "I Want What I Want", and referred to it in 'Sweat and Tears'. Robi was good enough to send me a link to the book, but the film was lost.
I wrote 'Sweat and Tears' to raise two issues. One of them was an attack on the 'forced fem' trope, which Dorothy has slapped down with her short-short.
I wrote John Forster as a closeted gay man, lashing out at others before joining the army, only admitting to himself and the world what he was after being caught at it. Here is the reality.
This is a video of what the weather has done to Aberystwyth, home of Sarah's university in 'Cold Feet' and 'Sisters'.
As the title line says. If anyone does wish to buy my books, the easiest search term for them on Amazon is 'Sussex Border Stories'.
I have been picked up by a website that reviews and promotes LGBT literature. I must admit, some of their stuff is a bit raunchy for me, but each to their own.
The seventh volume in the Sussex Border Stories is now up on Kindle. A search for that phrase (SBS) will bring up all seven, and a link to my author page.
The latest book is being processed for Amazon so should be up on Kindle in a day or so.
Sometimes we wind up so absorbed in ourselves that trying to cope with the present we miss the world. I have been visiting a friend, post-surgery in Charing Cross.
The latest of the books to be published, it also contains 'Cold Feet at Christmas'
I have just submitted 'Ride On' for publishing on Kindle. The best way to find it (for it isn't up for another day or so) is to search on Amazon books under "Sussex Border Stories".
I have just returned from the Shrewsbury Folk Festival, where, what with workshops and sessions, I spent about six hours each day playing. For three days, and two hours on the first evening.
[Cod German accent] Very interesting...
Nothing better to do before this weekend (a music festival!) I sorted Cold Feet for Kindle. Go*gle 'Sussex Border Stories' to find most of my e-books.
Well, I now have three books up on Amazon for Kindle, and they are selling. Thanks to my supporters.
Something to Declare
My first story, Something to Declare, has just been submitted to Amazon and will hopefully be on sale on Kindle in a day or so.
I am working on the final episode just now.
Well, I entered the BBC competition. No great hopes, but I got a reply today. My script hasn't been selected, but they have told me it reached the top 16% of entries. Now, there's a compliment!