Waterstones, Dorchester, February 2012

A lot of people came by for Portland PiratesThe Portland Sea Dragon and Enchantment of the Black Dog also still selling well. It’s great to meet young people who enjoy the stories. Quite a few books were for grandchildren – some books are being sent to New Zealand! Many youngsters with no connection to Portland are enjoying the stories and the myths and legends of the island.

Doorways and transitions

The darkness of January is finally replaced by February sunshine. Janus was the two faced god in Roman mythology who symbolised doorways and transitions. Now we are in the month of Februa and it’s absolutely freezing today but there is a hint of spring in the air. I’ve nearly completed the first draft of the Portland Giant and it’s great that people are asking me about it, and wondering when it will be finished. I still need to consider holding the story together, as mixing up fact and fiction is quite tricky, especially when you throw in time travel as well. The story reads well but takes some risks!