As I am, essentially, my own agent…

Bird Therapy has always been a tough slog and has missed out in many ways that a writer with an agent or a mainstream publisher perhaps wouldn't. Bird Therapy didn't really get outside of the worlds of nature and birdwatching when it was first published. I'd like it to get another chance as it comes … Continue reading As I am, essentially, my own agent…

A sentimental gift from a quiet and thoughtful man

This morning, my grandad gifted me his first childhood bird book, which his father bought him; British Birds by Kirkman and Jourdain, possibly a 1944 edition. For anyone that has read Bird Therapy, my Grandad is the person that sparked my interest in (and now passion for) birdwatching. For him to give to me, the … Continue reading A sentimental gift from a quiet and thoughtful man

Hardley, anything else but birds

It doesn’t matter how long we do not see each other for as the connection runs deep and stays strong. Much has changed since the last time: loss, ill health and issues at work, for a start; but we always seem to pick up exactly where we left off. As we drive, he says he … Continue reading Hardley, anything else but birds

The real disconnect

Whenever there's a lull in topical events in the nature world, it seems to me that the classic 'kids are disconnected from nature' line gets trotted out. I care deeply about this topic and as an education professional who has worked with young people for the best part of a decade, feel that I am … Continue reading The real disconnect