Coming out of hibernation

Bears hibernate and so do some authors. And publishers. I’m just beginning to awaken after the longest winter I can recall. My mind is slowly warming with the spring sun’s feeble rays and I’ve just about become sufficiently conscious to apply the final tweaks to my new book, All Teachers Bright and Beautiful which will be published on July 4th.

I’ve also managed a few local events and particularly enjoyed talking to Ryedale Forum over 50s – a great turnout there – and Thornton Dale WI who impressed me massively when I found out they have a darts team! I briefly mentioned a couple of my own ‘interesting’ experiences with darts – firstly the tumultuous pub match described in my first memoir All Teachers Great and Small, and secondly, my appearance on the legendary TV quiz show Bullseye about 5 years ago. My friend Steve and I didn’t win (we were beaten by a pair of Elvis impersonators) but we had a really good larf.


So, what other events are coming up? These all in Yorkshire:

April 25th sees the publication of the paperback edition of All Teachers Wise and Wonderful

April 26-28 I shall be running a writers’ workshop at Scargill House near Kettlewell, with brilliant Christian writer and humourist Adrian Plass. Fully booked, sorry.

May 4th – Talk & book signing at the Dales Festival of Food and Drink in Leyburn at 2pm.

May 7th Book signing at Waterstones Huddersfield (Kirkgate) 1.30-2pm

May 11th – reading at Christian Aid fundraiser, Salvation Army, Wood St, Norton 7pm


May 27th book signing at West Burton Fair, Wensleydale (Bank Holiday) 2pm onwards

June 25th Richmond U3A talk, Methodist Hall, Richmond

July 13th Launch of All Teachers Bright and Beautiful, Hoppers, Malton 10-2, Don’t miss this!

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