Scenes of a Graphic Nature is out in ebook and audio! Listen now (17 min) | Here’s a solid 17 minutes of me talking about it, which you can also listen to on your regular podcatcher of choice. Get the eboo…
Previously “Who is your favourite Simpsons character?” is a stupid question for idiots and children. Springfield is an orchestra and no one instrument …
There’s no new episode this week, but here’s a mini-episode about some of the fiction I’m taking back down off the shelves recently in light of the pol…
When my first book was published, I bought myself a gift. This is pretty common among authors. Some writers buy jewellery, some buy an extravagant piec…
Stupid babies need the most attentionI’m on a social media hiatus. No big dramatic reason, I just came to the realisation that I am addicted to having a numerical score awarded to m…
Dear Mayor of Hamlin Hope you’re well. Please find attached my invoice for the recent extermination of 251,025 rats from your town. Those last 25 were …
There isn’t a huge amount of difference between what I look like now and what I looked like at 20. Firstly because the difference between 20 and 30 isn…
Or: There's a difference between productivity porn and simply wanting to take your mind off things
We’re all watching far more TV than we would necessarily like to, and I can’t be the only person to have noticed that, well…. well, it’s different now.…
A quarter of the world’s population is on lockdown (a word we’re just… saying now?) and about a quarter of these people are going to start a podcast re…
Today I decided to finally wise up and start reading about the Coronavirus, and – you’re never going to believe this, guys – five minutes later, I star…
First published in The Irish Examiner for International Women’s Day In 1852, a young woman named Lizzie Siddal lay in a bathtub of ice water while John…