It’s nice to take a break from all things writing from time to time – here I’d like to share with you some fun I had this week when my cover designer and best friend, Chris Howard, came to visit. Chris is also an accomplished guitarist, so imagine my excitement when he brought his guitar with him! Now, I am far from an accomplished singer (!) … as you’ll see/hear in the video below … but I love to bang out a tune or two, just for fun, and here I am torturing singing the ace country hit ‘Jolene’.

Honestly, it was the best fun I’ve had in ages, and thanks to Chris for putting up with me :) I don’t think the record producers will be beating a path to my door, but if you’d like to see Chris in action again, he’s performing this weekend at the Free Spirit festival in Milton Keynes.


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Blog snip May 8th