Social Maps and Mental Health

I WOULDN’T CALL IT PROCRASTINATING.

But I really should have finished my next novel at this stage. I’m still applying the final brushstrokes and will announce a release date next week.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy. Honest! Read more

‘Quit Lit’ and the Origin of Zombies

I’VE BEEN OFF THE BOOZE since December 2017.

This isn’t the first time I’ve joined the ranks of the teetotal.

On other occasions (I was off it for a year while living in Colombia), I trialled the lifestyle and for one reason or another, always found myself slipping back into old habits. Familiar company. Read more

A Life Less Ordinary

RAISED ON A DIET of American self-help books in my teens probably had something to do with my relative weirdness.

Tony Robbins had me believe I could walk through walls. Wayne Dyer convinced me that my limiting thoughts had created the wall. Richard Bandler made me doubt whether the walls even existed. Read more

Kindles, Cats and Cold Showers

CHRISTMAS HAS COME AND GONE. A period in the Reid household where the magical fifth gear of gluttony is activated, powering through chocolate selection boxes, chomping down Ferrero Rocher‘s and guzzling bottles of Shloer.

Returning to something like normality again, I figured it was time for a fresh post – an update of sorts. Read more