Recently I find myself reflecting on my accomplishments as a writer and have come to the conclusion that although I am but an amoeba in the pool of writers and poets, perhaps my contribution to the arts is not wasted.

If my words have helped or inspired others, then my work has not been in vain.  In addition to poetry and two works of contemporary fiction, I have been busy this past twenty months, producing a monthly article for a column in our local news journal.

Titled ‘Mansfield Bookshelf ‘I review and recommend books for local readers and occasionally talk about local literary events.

I must confess that I rather enjoy going to Inspire Library events and to the many local book and poetry festivals. One day in the not too distant future I plan to attend some of the larger and more famous literary festivals. Who knows I may meet some of my followers there. So if you happen to see me at any events, big or small, please come and say hello.