Yesterday I showed you the first half of my life in 2013, a year which was dominated by my two novels – one about to be published and the other finished just in time for Christmas. Most of my time was spent, here in Lewes, UK, alone in my study writing but I had fun too. In the second half of last year, I traveled around England having an interesting time in London, Scarborough and Whitstable and, most exciting of all, my novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer of Love was published by Ward Wood Publishers. I also had some more poetry published taking the number of my published poems to 55 and I became a regular reader at a great poetry group in Camden. On the downside I got ‘flu, swallowed my gold tooth, my ceiling lamp nearly killed me and it rained a lot but I’m not complaining. 2013 was a very exciting year for me.
Sadly, I know, it wasn’t so good for others all over the World who suffered from climatic disasters, vicious dictators and bereavements. I am thinking of all of this and more but, for now, quite selfishly, I want to celebrate one of the most exciting times of my life.
For those of you who had a bad 2013 (and to the rest of you too), I hope that you will have a much better 2014. Happy New Year everyone.
My novel, Stephen Dearsley’s Summer Of Love, was published on 31 October 2013. It is the story of a young fogey living in Brighton in 1967 who has a lot to learn when the flowering hippie counter culture changes him and the world around him.
It is now available as a paperback or on Kindle (go to your region’s Amazon site for Kindle orders)
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