A Boat For My Potplants

My nautical project took me to glorious places, metaphorically speaking. There were parties on board. There was The World's Smallest Pirate Radio Station. Of course there were plants. And one day even a gorilla.
The boat also became my 'Writer's Retreat'. I decided to become an author, writing my debut novel aboard the boat. The book, called MUDDY WATER, was naturally set in Wivenhoe. Amazingly, several local people paid good money to have their names appearing in the book, and a lot of cash was raised for worthy charities - the RNLI, MIND, The Samaritans, and The Royal British Legion.
Now, my next multi-singular selling novel, FLORIDA KEY, is in 'production', due for publication in October 2017.
I'm sure to be visiting writers' block along the way, as well as euphoria, self-doubt and inspiration.
See how my book goes through all the stages - from initial concept to final print. I'll take you with me on my personal journey as I work on the words, on the cover, on the marketing, and on the publishing.
Maybe it will inspire you too to have a go at bringing out THE BOOK IN YOU. Everyone has a story in them, just waiting to be told, and after all, if I can do it, anyone can.
(Click on the tabs below to see more about the Writer's Retreat In France, the old Boat For My Potplants, Tallulah the Motorhome, Alfonso the Car, and Jane the Woman. And to find out more about MUDDY WATER the novel, click the cover to be transported to its Facebook page)

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Now I Know What It Is (I Think)

After all this time of believing that my boat is either a Callumcraft, a Teal, or a Norman, the good folks at Motor Boats Monthly magazine seem to think that in fact it is a NAUTICUS 23.

Well, I'll be blowed, and knock me down with a rope with a feather attached. But what would they know anyway? They only publish the world's best boating magazine, and decided to include a SIX page article about my Boat For My Potplants, the Quay Characters of Wivenhoe, little ol' me, and of course the Lovely 'Erindoors.

The magazine comes out tomorrow, ie Thursday, and should be available from all good newsagents.

What FUN!

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