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July 10

As well as writing, we must of course read! All the great authors base their writing on reading. They impress the writer with the words Read, Read... So it is with great pleasure that I will be taking part in this years Everybody's Reading Festival in Leicester. I...

July 5

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June 12

I continue to write and I continue to review. In September I am reading a paper on Tommy & Tuppence at Solent University. That will be exciting and a chance to meet fellow Agatha Christie fans. Before that I am off to London for the annual Bodies in the Library crime...

June 3

Met up online with an old pal and I mean old in the length of years since we last met, 1978 I think! Anyhoo he has a novel out so I read it and wrote a review. Loved the book, took me back in time to a Leicester that was very different from todays city! Take a look at...

May 2

Belated May Day greetings! I have been busy trying to organize events to help promote An Attempt at Exhausting a Place in Leicester. It's exhausting, but fun. I plan the launch at Prana Cafe in October which will be a real red carpet event, well in my dreams, but it...

April 2

I've signed up with WebinArt, a programme that will help mentor me in my work. I want to improve as a writer and need to "get out there" as they say. This is not as simple as it seems, and my Mentor Tricity Vogue was able to give me some great advice. WebinArt have...

March 23

Along with writing, I also love to read and it was great to be able to combine my love of writing with my love o0f reading. I wrote this review: http://everybodysreviewing.blogspot.com/2019/03/review-by-jon-wilkins-of-laughter.html of a fascinating academic...

March 17

We held our final Leicester Stories workshop today at Westcotes Library. We had our biggest turn out and some really interesting work written by all who came from fantasy to dystopian, horror to children's. It was great. There seems to be so many people out there who...

February 5

Well, today I hosted a Writers Workshop at Belgrave Library with my good friend and acclaimed author Stuart Hill. Venue was great and it is so good to see a library full of people and buzzing with conversation. Gone are the days of a "shushing librarian" and it is...

January 15

A brand new year. A brand new me? I don't think so, but who can tell. I have been writing quite a bit. I really do love to write! Again have a look at www.UtrechtCentral.com Lots of Dutch type things on there for your perusal. Also reviewed High Spirits: A Round of...