January 10, 2022

Two years ago, I was……

Two years next month, I was sitting on a beach in Western Australia, bathed in sunshine and trying to take in the fact that a) I was a lucky dog to be there in the first place and b) that given my good fortune so early in the year, the rest of […]
April 15, 2021

A powerful nursing story for our times

The end of this month (April 2021) sees the publication of ‘A Matter of Life And Death’, a book I worked on with palliative care nurse Kelly Critcher. It’s a hard-hitting memoir of a nursing career spent at the sharp end of the NHS, not least during the past 12 months of […]
March 1, 2021

A Matter of Life and Death – a story from the NHS frontline

The sight of the sun peeping through the clouds this week has stirred up thoughts about lights at the end of tunnels, and although we hardly dare to hope, that (and a taste of better weather) is exactly what we need just now. ‘Hope’ is the very last word in a new […]
February 12, 2021

‘Sorry’ seems to be……

I’ve just submitted a very lengthy and comprehensive proposal for my latest ghosted book. It’s a hell of a story, detailing the life of guy who literally danced his way out of deep trouble and into the very highest reaches of showbiz. It’s what you might call a rollercoaster of a read, […]
October 5, 2020

Out Of The Shadows – article in ‘The Author’ magazine

Recently I wrote an article about my ghostwriting work for ‘The Author’ magazine, published by the excellent Society of Authors. It’s out this week, and here it is in full: By their very nature, ghostwriters are shadowy, spectral creatures and as a literary spook with 15 years’ experience I’m no exception. Like […]
September 12, 2020

Publication day – A Belfast Child, by John Chambers (John Blake, September 3, 2020)

This week marks the end of a long journey (and hopefully the beginning of a new one) for Belfast-born author John Chambers, whose book ‘A Belfast Child’ is out on Wednesday September 3. John’s story is truly extraordinary. Brought up on an ultra-Loyalist estate in west Belfast at the height of the […]
April 7, 2020

COVID-19 – Finding opportunities in difficult times

Below is a blog I’ve just written for my friend Anita Turner’s website: www.mindaloud.org For the person who is anxious (and let’s face it, that includes pretty much all of us at one time or another) the current Coronavirus crisis is a rollercoaster ride unlike any other we’ve ever experienced. For example, last night I played […]
January 20, 2020

Quick round up of 2019

I should’ve done this before. I could’ve done this before. I would’ve done this before…shudda, cudda, wudda, eh? Never mind. It’s not quite the end of January yet so I can just about get away with this round-up of my adventures last year before lambs gamble in pastures green, buds burst forth […]
November 19, 2018

Testimonial from snooker star Stephen Hendry

“When I decided to write my autobiography I met with 7 or 8 ghost writers before I met with Tom. I didn’t want to go down the route of a snooker writer or even a sports writer – I just wanted to tell my story and when I started speaking to Tom […]