OK, I know it’s November, but we can’t miss it. Christmas is everywhere. Are you, like me starting to feel overwhelmed by the thought of presents. Well, here’s one solution…
Do you remember reading ‘The Night Before Christmas’ when you were a kid? It’s always been one of my favourite poems and I’ve read it to our own girls over the years. I like that warm, fuzzy feeling I get at the end of it, when Santa has been to visit and has disappeared off into the night.
Well, here’s our much more realistic modern take on it – hopefully with the Christmas sentiment still intact…just. ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas is our latest parody and hits the shops this month.
We had an absolute hoot writing it. (Obviously none of our own family members – or those of our friends make and appearance AT ALL!) It’s about Christmas Eve day and the mayhem at the Jones household when all the extended family turn up for the festivities. There are so many issues – Aunty Sue and Uncle Bob are post divorce, Uncle Trev on the lagers and Gran and Grandad attempting to micro manage everyone…oh, and let’s not forget that Mum’s internet shopping still hasn’t arrived. It’s no wonder that a massive scrap breaks out.
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I’m very proud to be taking part in this fabulous writing event this Saturday, March 12th.
It’s a full-day conference for new & experienced writers, run by the Beach Hut Writing Academy Conference and taking place in the gorgeous Brighton sea front Angel House.
There’ll be plenty going on, including workshops and lunch with bestselling authors, screenwriters, agents and editors, all sharing their insider secrets. Emlyn and I will be chatting about writing together and how to make a career out of writing.
The conference is currently SOLD OUT, but you can join the waiting list for last minute tickets here.
Hope to see you there.
Things have rather Dark & Stormy around here with Emlyn, Julia and Ray’s new Crime Festival, which was a storming success. There were sell out events all-round with a brilliant turn from Brighton’s own Peter James as well as a ‘Spies Fact or Fiction’ event in the Dome with Dame Stella Rimmington and Liam Fox amongst the other distinguished guests, not to mention the rocking launch party. I was lucky enough to make my radio presenting debut recording for the brilliant Radio Gorgeous and spoke to Julia Crouch and Candida Lacey about why Brighton and crime go together like Fish and Chips. Here I am on Gorgeous Gossip.