The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 64 – Sober Up

How busy have I been today? Well, two cups of tea have gone cold. Two, I tell you! Putting everything I’ve learned about typesetting has been fascinating — and very absorbing. Here is this weeks chapter of ‘the Girl from … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 63 – Sanity

I’ve been working hard this week, learning about book design: margins, fonts, layout, gutters, and more. Meanwhile on-board the Sea Cucumber… Chapter 63 – Sanity Foxy clutched Tim’s hand as Electra led them along the open-sided companionway away from the … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 62 – As Easy As…

Mrs Woosencraft is forced to play the waiting game. Chapter 62 – As Easy As… Sunk in her wing-backed armchair in the deepening gloom Mrs Woosencraft ran the numbers through her head again and again. She’d rarely felt her age, … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 61 – The Lucky Ones

The Truth is out, and luck? Well, luck is always a matter of perspective. Chapter 61 – The Lucky Ones Much to his own surprise Tim had fallen asleep in his cabin. He jerked awake when Electra put her hand … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 60 – The Boot

One of ‘those’ conversations looms… Chapter 60 – The Boot Even though Koponen had shut him back inside the boot Smith convulsed with laughter. He had said ‘Boo!’ and the man with two chins had actually jumped out of his … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 59 – A Real Success

Author’s Note: The world is a crazy place. One of the things I love about writing is that I can go and hide for a while. It’s true for reading too. Chapter 59 – A Real Success Electra kept Tim … Continue reading

Warning: Contains Politics. The Jo Johnson Effect

I don’t like to do political rant, but I’m going to anyway. <rant> Here’s my opinion. I’ve been struggling to understand what is going on in Westminster these days. Obviously plain old little old me doesn’t have an inside view, … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 58 – Fat Table

Author’s Note:  I’ve been working flat-out on my current novel-in-progress for the past couple of weeks. It kind of got away from me and I had to pick up a chair and whip and get it back into the cage. … Continue reading

Making a Difference With MicroFinance

I’ve been lending money through KIva, a non-profit microFinance organisation, since 2012. Every month I’d lend money in $25 chunks to people around the world with limited or no access to other ways of borrowing. This month my total loans … Continue reading

The Girl from a Thousand Fathoms, Chapter 57 – Cheap Tricks

If you were wondering about the artwork it is by David Bezzina. David was really easy to work with, you can get in touch with him and see more of his work here. Meanwhile down at the dock… Chapter 57 … Continue reading