I must have been reasonably self-aware as a kid, because I’m pretty sure I was in the early stages of primary school when I figured out that I couldn’t make friends.
When I finally decided that my dog had some sort of mental health issue, I didn’t mess around. I immediately splashed the cash and called in the professional: a £50 per day dog whisperer called Anita who lived on the borders of Kent and claimed to offer a life-changing service for pets AND their owners. This is the email I sent her…
‘Anyone can play the drum: you just hit it.’ This seemed like a really stupid argument, especially if you were talking about a drummer in a band….but the guy in question was talking about ME and the band in question was the 1st Ramsgate Boys Brigade.
I’ve only been at Costa for ten minutes, and I’m just about to write a really scathing attack on a well-known supermarket when I suddenly overhear: “So, you wait until we’ve got four kids before you decide it’s her you want and not me.” I don’t turn around. I sit back in my chair, very slowly, and…
This video contains a scene from The Secret of Monkey Island, a short play-through of the game and a story of how I discovered it at St. George’s School in Broadstairs way back in 1991.
The regression therapist leans across the couch, looks at me and says: ‘So let me get this straight, David, you’re ten years old and there’s this girl you really like…but she doesn’t like you because you don’t have the right BMX bike.’
‘Okay….so, despite the fact that you were – by your own admission – awkward, didn’t like making eye contact, regularly ran away from girls, often wet yourself at school and occasionally even fainted in front of them, it was definitely the BIKE she didn’t like.’
I glare at him. ‘Are you saying it WASN’T the bike?’
Life can be like driving a very fast car in difficult conditions…and the bumps and scrapes can damage both you and the people around you. Between 1997 and 2016, I wrote twenty eight books and two short stories for a bunch of the biggest publishing companies in the world. This journey transformed me in many…
If I had to pick a single image, logo or icon to represent me, I’m pretty sure that it would end up being this one!
I used to buy every Discworld novel as Terry released them, having originally found the series in 1990 via Eric. This is my ‘nth’ re-read of Witches Abroad, part of my favourite series set on Discworld and featuring my favourite characters: Granny Weatherwax, Nanny Ogg and Magrat Garlick.
Dark Castle is an odd one, really. It’s a very strange mix of a Fighting Fantasy adventure gamebook (think House of Hell meets Keep of the Lich Lord) but presented as a game of illustrated cards that represent each individual encounter.