I would like to introduce you to a friend of mine. She’s called Dani Moore and even though she’s fictional, she is a huge part of my life. You’ll know her as the main character in Reggie & Me and will get to know her better as her adventures continue […]

Introducing… Dani Moore!

I’ll be honest, when I first heard about the funded programme offered by the School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE), I was thinking about the money. Four thousand pounds is a fabulous sum of money for a start-up enterprise and I knew it would give me the head start I needed […]

The Real Value of the School for Social Entrepreneurs

I was encouraged to venture out on my mountain bike yesterday. I say ‘encouraged’; I was dragged out on my mountain bike yesterday! I have not been taking my own advice and I had become somewhat overwhelmed by work. I love my work, so it certainly isn’t something I’m complaining […]

A Life Lesson, From My Bike.

Coming out for the third time was possibly a little indulgent. It’s a strange phenomenon; ‘coming out’ and something that still confuses me a little bit if I’m honest. Telling people that I’m gay wasn’t nearly as noteworthy as it could have been. Reactions ranged from ‘oh, ok’ to ‘well […]

Embrace ‘Coming Out’; Every Time

I’m waiting, somewhat impatiently, for the final processes to be completed on the second book in The Dani Moore Trilogy. It won’t be long now and I’ll have a publication date which is just as exciting the second time around. I was explaining the process to a group of young […]

The Dream in Action

Ok, so I don’t really feel like I have ‘lost’, I think that spending an evening in the company of author type folk has made me reach for my inner poet. It’s ok, I’m no longer reaching. I had the pleasure of attending The People’s Book Prize Award Ceremony on […]

Musings on Losin’

It’s when something exciting happens that I feel it the most… that urge to pick up the phone & call my Grandparents like I always did. In my recent blog for my publisher (have I mentioned I have a book coming out?!), I talked about my Grandma and how she […]

Reggie & Grandma

Maria Costello MBE is a biking legend. The Queen of Bikers has paved the way for women in motorcycling and inspired many to not only take up biking but take to the track and race. I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Maria a few times and never cease to be […]

Lessons from Maria

I quite often talk about the importance of surrounding yourself with people who lift you higher. It has been in recent days that I have woken up to another reason why it is so incredibly valuable. We all know that spending time with people who believe in our dreams and […]

I Did Not Know Best!