|To be released, 1 March 2023|
It's been quite a journey...
But, at long last, I'm delighted to confirm that my new book will be released on the 1st of March.
Views From The Bike Shed is a retrospective collection of posts from this blog. Spanning almost fifteen years of my writing, it includes a series of new essays that make the case for blogging as a form that deserves more serious attention.
I've never ceased to be amazed at how in pressing 'publish' our words take on a life of their own. Views From The Bike Shed may be a tiny corner of the internet, but through its online pages, I've reached people and made connections I never dreamed were possible. That my posts have now found their way into print is confirmation of blogging's unending capacity to delight and surprise.
In truth, I'm immensely proud too, for the collection showcases a body of writing I have loved creating and hence crafted with care. I'd like to think it demonstrates that blogs can be more than mere diaries or publicity vehicles. Above all else, I hope it shows how, through blogging, we tell not only our own stories but also those of the world around us and the events (big and small) which shape our lives.
Since its very beginning, I've tried on this blog to write 'from' my life rather than simply to record it. In this sense, Views From the Bike Shed is not, and has never been, about me — rather, it's about us all. That my publisher has shown faith in such a vision is a joy and privilege. My thanks to them and to all my blogging friends and readers who've made this possible.
Meanwhile, our journey is far from over — which is good news, because I'm hoping the book will bind us even tighter.
Views From The Bike Shed, and a writer's guide to blogging is available to order from all bookstores and online retailers and direct from my publisher Cinnamon Press - or order it from your local library!