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Shine On, Marquee Moon is out now! Grab a signed paperback or download the audiobook here.

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UPCOMING EVENTS!

October 21st: Off The Shelf Festival, Sheffield (Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story event with Celeste Bell). 

November 1st: Dùn Laoghaire Vinyl Festival (Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story event with Celeste Bell). 

November 9th: Louder Than Words (Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story event with Celeste Bell). 

November 13th: Doc 'n' Roll Film Festival: WITCH (We Intend To Cause Havoc) screening Q&A and discussion, Rio Cinema, Dalston. 

November 16th: The Write Idea, Idea Centre, Whitechapel.(Dayglo: The Poly Styrene Story event with Celeste Bell). 

November 20th: Appearance on Aidan McManus's show, Portobello Radio. 

December 1st: Harbour Bazaar, Ship Full Of Bombs, Thames Delta Independent Radio. 7-9pm.

VELVET SHEEP / SONG FOR EWE

Thanks to Nick Hutchings at Velvet Sheep for inviting me to contribute a 'Song For Ewe' - take a gander / a listen! 

PODCAST FROM THE PAST

Thrilled to be a guest on Postcard From The Past's excellent podcast alongside the marvellous Andy Miller (Backlisted, Tilting At Windmills). The episode is called 'I've Got A Haunted Postcard Of Keith Moon' (I do) and here it is. Download them all, subscribe! You'll be glad you did.

'SHINE ON' EBOOK NOW AVAILABLE!

My rock 'n' roll romance 'Shine On, Marquee Moon' is now on Kindle! 

POLY STYRENE FILM/BOOK DUE 2019!

I am working with Poly's daughter Celeste on a book (via Omnibus Press) and also a film ('Poly Styrene: I Am A Cliché') about her mother's life. Stay tuned!

BIG ISSUE / LOUDER THAN WAR

Thanks Big Issue North for inviting me to write an 'Off The Shelf' column (it's about girls and gigs!), and to Bryony Hegarty at Louder Than War for this lovely review of 'Shine On, Marquee Moon'. 

Q&A - THE MUSE UK / PENNYBLACK

Thanks to The Muse UK for featuring me as their latest 'In Conversation With...' personage. Here's a link. I get a bit ferocious. And here's a nice interview with Penny Black Music! 

WOW24/7 'WOMEN IN MUSIC'

Thanks Wow24/7 for inviting me to write about women in the music biz. Here's the link! It's short & sweet (salty). 

'SHINE ON' FEATURED AS VALENTINE'S INDIE PICK!

Big thanks to Self-Publishing Magazine for interviewing me about the book (and my decision to go DIY)! Read sensational revelations about stupid trousers, broken biscuits, dangerous plastic cups and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

SPEAK / READ GERMAN? CHECK OUT MY ROCKETTE 'INSTAVIEW'!

The fab folk at Swiss music site Rockette conducted a Q&A with me based on their findings on my Instagram! It's great fun. Check it out here. 

JAMC / BRILLEAUX BOOK NEWS!

Thrilled to say 'Barbed Wire Kisses' and 'Rock 'n' Roll Gentleman' are to be released as new editions in June, both containing additional material (the former inc my unabridged interview with both Jim AND William Reid, conducted for Psychocandy Live.) BWK is also now available via the Jesus and Mary Chain's merch store! 

DEBUT NOVEL SHORTLISTED FOR VIRGINIA PRIZE FOR FICTION

Amazed to hear my debut novel 'Shine On, Marquee Moon'was shortlisted for the Virginia Prize. 'Shine On, Marquee Moon' is out now (Matador). Order the paperback or buy an audiobook here! 

NME LISTS 'SHINE ON' IN 'OBJECTS OF DESIRE' COLUMN

Thrilled to hear that 'Shine On, Marquee Moon' has been included in the NME's 'Things We Like - Objects Of Desire' list! Should YOU desire it, click here.

STEVIE PAPERBACK / BRILLEAUX B-FORMAT RELEASE SPRING 2017

My biography of Stevie Nicks - 'Visions, Dreams & Rumours - is out now in paperback via Omnibus! Check out the ace Bigmouth podcast, which features a chat about the tome. The b-format edition of 'Lee Brilleaux - Rock 'n' Roll Gentleman', meanwhile, was released with a Warners box-set this summer, sleeve-notes by yours truly.

KINO REVIEW / THE STINGER

Darren Johnson wrote a lovely review of my Talking Musical Revolutions book event at Kino, St Leonards, curated by the ace Gavin Martin. And here it is! 

IN-DEPTH INTERVIEW ON 'STEP ON'

Big thanks to the super cool Step On Magazine for being so supportive and writing this amazing piece! Features a Q&A too. Bottoms, tutus and Sherlock Holmes feature. As does my new book.

ACADEMY GROUP BLOG FUN 

The Academy Group asked me to write a blog for them about how to write a rock star biography for Read A Book Day. And so I did! And here it is!

BRILLEAUX BOOK IN SHORTLIST 'GREAT ROCK BIOG' FEATURE

Chuffed to say my Lee Brilleaux book has just been featured by Shortlist as a 'great rock biography'. Thanks to Robyn Law at Blackwell's! I also joined the dashing Mark Ellen and David Hepworth for a Brilleaux / 1971 Word In Your Ear sesh at The Islington on April 12th - check out the Word podcast here. 

MYTH-BUSTING ON CHICK LIT CLUB!

Cheeky piece by moi on 'We Heart Reading' about novel-writing. Take a gander!  

'STORIES FROM THE SHE-PUNKS' - 

Much fun hosting this with Helen McCookeryBook, Gina Birch (Raincoats), Tessa Pollitt (Slits) & Jane Woodgate (Mo-Dettes) at British Library. Post-Q&A the merry throng - myself included (on cardboard box) - performed 'Oh Bondage, Up Yours'. Poly Styrene RIP. I'm also thrilled to have recently recorded drums on a song of Helen's, watch this space! 

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