Thursday, 20 January 2011

Update on Kathleen

I know all Kathleen's friends and fans will be sad to hear that she is very poorly at the moment- in hospital with a broken hip. A good friend and fellow parishioner, Robert Gerrard, and his wife have been visiting regularly. He says:
Any CLOSE FRIENDS or RELATIVES of Kathleen can contact me on for further details.
I have been very anxious as she was not answering her phone. Unfortunately, I live 350 miles away, but hope to get down to London to visit her in the near future- possibly with a copy of Moon in Leo, which is soon to go to the printers!
I know you will all be thinking of her, and wishing her well.

Saturday, 15 January 2011

Back to the keyboard

Moon in Leo and Trifolium Books are ticking away nicely, and there isn’t a lot to do until the ISBNs come through, so I am now free to work on my own stuff.
North Cumbria Scriptwriters meets at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, and has a close association with them.  Last September, four of us were lucky enough to have our plays workshopped by Stefan Escreet and a group of actors at the theatre. This was just about the best experience a playwright could have- hearing their characters brought to life by professional actors. It changed my view of them, and opened up all sorts of possibilities. The keyboard smoked, and I didn’t get a lot of sleep that evening! It also brought home to me that writing, especially script writing, is never an isolated, locked in the garret, activity. A play doesn’t really exist until it is given “a local habitation” by actors, in the same way that an architect’s plan is not a house.
Draft One of Tabitha’s Tablecloth was unfinished, as I had several possible endings in my head. I am now well into Draft Two, and have a deadline to get it finished: 26th January, when several of my friends in Solway Arts have kindly agreed to read parts in an informal performance. I am sure the experience will be nothing like that at Theatre by the Lake, but I hope it will be enjoyable for the small local audience I expect, and I hope they will be kind enough to give me some honest feed-back. So now- no more excuses- back to the keyboard!

Saturday, 8 January 2011

New Blog for Trifolium Books

Following the launch of our new imprint, I have created a new blog/website for the publishing house: Trifolium Books UK 
All news about Kathleen Herbert, Moon in Leo and any other books we decide to publish in future will be posted there, and this blog will eventually revert to a blog about my own writing.
Although the company was formed initially to publish  Moon in Leo, we already have two other manuscripts for consideration. Keep checking Trifolium Books for the latest news!

Wednesday, 5 January 2011


"Love is never lost, never wasted, never dies"

Kathleen Herbert, Moon in Leo