“I felt it important to reach out to you and let you know that I am okay and that I am coping during this difficult and challenging time of learning that chapter 9 or 10 (I’ve lost count) of the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise has been postponed…”


Hello. Remember me?

It’s okay. I understand if I’ve just become some foggy recollection on the fringes of your mind.  What, with Coronapocalypse (I just had to use this new word), I’m sure you’ve had many other things to worry about.

Speaking of which, no, I have not been in premature self-isolation although I dare say that some would beg to differ.  On the other hand, if you happen to find yourself in self-isolation as you read this,  please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and that I write with very best wishes for the speedy recovery of you and yours during this difficult time.

Difficult, challenging, thoughts and prayers, and time.  You can pretty much mix and match these words to suit as the prefix to any official grave statement these days.

The reality is, the human race has been going through difficult and challenging times on a daily basis for centuries, just not always as a collective.   Difficult and challenging is relative to each of us. To a teenager, puberty is difficult and challenging.  At least it is in the western world.  In others, perhaps not as much, teenagers are just expected to get on with it, and they do because that is their culture. There is, after all, a very fine line between understanding and enabling people to become the worst of their selves.

So, anyway, in this uncertain world, I felt it important to reach out to you and let you know that I am okay and that I am coping during this difficult and challenging time of learning that chapter 9 or 10 (I’ve lost count) of the FAST AND THE FURIOUS franchise has been postponed and that toilet paper is being rationed.

Despite this hardship, I have been busy washing my hands and working hard as a book publishing consultant for great new authors, such J.K. Franko (more information at, and heading some popular stock photography shoots. If you haven’t seen the latest, you can browse and buy on my new commercial website and, of course, leading stock photography websites.

But, that’s not all.

If you’re following me on social media, you’ll have spotted my November 2019 post featuring a new writing project, previously untitled. Well, I’m delighted to share the fact that, since then, I’ve been using my 04:00am starts very productively. The new manuscript is 70% complete and now has a working title and a publishing date of Halloween 2020.


That’s right. This Halloween, PSYCHOSIS, my psychological thriller, gets a supernatural sequel. We’re going back to Dolce Vita and Porthcove, that idyllic fishing village on the southwest coast. Of course, I can’t say much more as I wouldn’t want to publish any spoilers for those of you who may not have read Psychosis yet.  But I will say that PSYCHOSIS The Haunting of Dolce Vita picks up shortly after the first book and is a return to the traditional ghost story of things going bump in the night that has very much been missed of late!

So, as you can see, I’ve been doing my part to keep you entertained during these difficult and challenging times of potential self-isolation. And while the haunting of dolce vita won’t be out for a few months yet, you can always revisit or discover the characters in the first book by visiting the link above or take a look at the making of video below (I can think of worse ways of spending 9 minutes). And, of course, PSYCHOSIS is available now from Amazon.

And so, that’s it from this author. I’m off to curate some more photos, but in closing and on a more serious note,  there is no doubt that we are indeed facing a humanitarian crisis of distressing proportions, but as long as we look out for each other, follow scientific advice and some basic common-sense practices we will, as we always have, endure.

Wishing you and yours all the very best for a hygienic and healthy day.


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