The Best Regrets: An Exploration Of Freedom, Fear and Feeling Good

“You were what you were and you are what you are. Fuck that regrets bullshit.” ― Irvine Welsh, Porno What do you regret? Tough question isn’t it? Most people find this one pretty difficult to answer, at least up front. It takes a while to figure out what your regrets are or, if they’re very…

Fun, Daring, Exploration: Why Stop the Things You Love?

Nothing could have broken the spell. Time stood still. Reality seemed to pause. The world was only two carpet tiles wide and I was enraptured by everything in it. My small fingers gripped the cool, smooth metal of my favourite wet-black toy Corvette with the lipstick-red plastic seats. Intensely eyeing the steadily turning wheels, I…

What Made Her Want a World of Sex, Lies, Injustice and Danger?

  When it comes to fiction, I don’t shy away from exploring shocking subjects. As a reader, I like books that challenge my core beliefs, make me think a little differently, scare me just a touch. From the psychology behind school shootings to the life of a child killer, from stories about drug addiction to…

Bold, Brave & Brilliant: Book-Love Is The Most Exciting Life

“One thing I’ll have to learn before the end of civilisation is how to look at the stars and tell where I’m going.” – Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club. Let’s start with the fun bit. Well, everyone likes to, don’t they? It seems I was no different to most children – even early on, reading good…

How To Become More Attractive & Increase Your Daring

As a book sells more, it attracts more readers. That usually tells you the book is good, but there’s a paradox, because even bad books can sell like hot… books. Authors get more famous simply by being famous, but not all authors are famous for the right reasons. Too many are products of overexposure, holograms…