Monday, 21 May 2012
A long time ago I wrote a post called 'Where The Hell Have I Been?' which was very popular. Consider this a follow up. Well, I’m back into the swing of things. I recently uploaded a post indicating how ‘Buried’ I had been in work other than writing. Readers who check out the ‘About the Author’ section at the back of my books know that I’m an English teacher - a Head of English, in fact – and although I enjoy teaching and have enjoyed a lot of success, I’ve always wanted to be an author. Teaching is my past and writing is my future. In my present the two compete for my attention. Recent months have been a good example of this. Exam season is crazy for teachers responsible for a single class of students but when you’re the Head of English then you’re responsible for all students in a school taking all qualifications in your subject – GCSE, A Level, English, Literature and Media. This had led me many months ago to make a further commitment to my writing future by stepping down as Head of Department and continuing on as a part time teacher. This would be a difficult transition for most professionals but I am so excited about my recent creative successes and my future as an author that I simply can’t wait.
I must apologise for my recent absence from the blog. I consider it an important medium and use it to showcase my work and achievement - and regularly connect with readers on a broad range of genre-related topics. So, I’m re-affirming that commitment here and am eager to get back into it – now that the crazy exam season is not only over but, due to rearranging my commitments, will never come to dominate my time in the same way again.
I have a bunch of brilliant stuff to share and to kick us off I give you a recent interview I did with Carl Tuttle of the wonderful ‘The Independent Characters’ - a Warhammer 40k podcast. I encourage you to check out ‘The Independent Characters’ and their entertaining reviews of Games Workshop products and Black Library fiction. A link to the most recent show is supplied below and my interview occurs at the 03:17:50 time stamp.
The Independent Characters – Warhammer 40k Podcast Episode 52 – Interview