I am delighted to announce that I will be performing some one man shows to support my upcoming book Good Grief: Five Deserts in Search of My Father and I. The show will include recollections of my time in the desert and how I began to understand and deal with my grief.
Keep posted to the website and the Facebook page for further details.
ASK JON! – EPISODE No.2
It’s time again, for you to ask me any questions you have about … anything you wish to ask! If you have a question about writing, a question about a particular poem I have written, about my method or anything else which I deem appropriate (hahaha!) then, write it down below and in a couple of days I will broadcast another episode of Ask Jon with the answers.
The question will receive a signed copy of my illustrated novella, Bisha. The answers will be posted on my Facebook page.
HERE IT IS! The Music Man’s Songbook 2
two years after the success of the first book, here are some new songs for the little ones. They include The Tickle Man and Harry the Hedgehog – two particular favourites with the hundreds of children I visit each week. It is full of really lovely Illustrations by Chris Skinner (Lestaret) and comes with a CD so that you can sing along with your children at home. I love writing novels but there is something special about creating silly songs which bring so much pleasure to children. I am lucky to see these reactions every day at the nurseries and pre-schools I visit, I hope you get a chance to see the same reaction with your own children when you give them The Music Man’s Songbook 2. You can get your copy by visiting my writing page.
Well it’s all go at the moment! I have recently finished my five treks, on five deserts, on five continents, raising well over £4,000 for The Big C Cancer Charity. I finished off in the Mojave in the USA having started in the Atacama in August last year. I am in the process of writing a book about this which will be available later this year.
I have also just published my second children’s book, The Music Man’s Songbook 2, which was beautifully illustrated by my good friend Chris Skinner. These are available from the website.
I have been commissioned to write the biography of an extraordinary man from Norfolk, whose wartime experiences will, I hope be inspiring to all who read the book. More on this to follow soon.
I am coming to the end of writing my latest novel The Man Who Made Them Happy a poignant tale of an old man coming to terms with his guilt by giving his friends what they have always desired. It’s set in nursing home on Shetland and is based, in part, on two true stories.
Later this year Eyrie press will publish my latest Novella, Silence and Songbirds. You can watch a little video on my Facebook page about this. Hopefully the book will be out this autumn.