18th March 2024

I have picked up the latest re-print of The Swimming Lesson today. A few mior changes. It has The Golden Wizard Book Award on the front. I have also reduced the size of the text inside as I felt it was too bog on the first print run. The logo is also new, sometimes you don't it all right first time! Noted on the inside cover: Revised Edition.


11th March 2024

I have sent my content for the next book, The Football Game, off to the copywriter today. I should have that back in 2 weeks!

I have pressed go on another print run of The Swimming Lesson, I'm down to only a handful of books and it's been nice to incorporate the Golden Wizard award Logo on it. I've also made a few tiny changes, the logo and I've reduced the books font size.

Tomorrow I am off to The London Book Fair for the first time.


5th February 2024 - Book Reading

Today I ha the pleasure of reading my book to 3 classes at a lovely village primary school in Leicestershire. The children asked some wonderful questions and we chatted a lot about the colour of their own swimming hats!

17th January 2024 - Book Reading

I visited my first Primary School today to read my book to the children. It was great fun, the children asked some wonderful questions as a result of a question and answer session in the assembly. This has encourage me to make this a permanent offer to read to school children in Leicestershire each month. It may be the case that some schools although still in Leicestershire maybe too far out for me to travel to, so please bear this in mind.

On the11th Dec 2023 I spoke on Radio Leicester about my book, The Swimming Lesson, 38 minutes into the programme.

Kelly Hinch was standing in for the day and we got on like a house on fire!

I'm very grateful to Kelly for having me, I was quite nervous when I arrived and then I very quickly reminded myself I had the skills to calm my mind, think clearly and speak slowly. There was no need to worry or panic and I quite enjoyed it!