An interview I gave with West Coast Radio in Seattle has just aired today. You can listen here to us talking about the outrageous case of Bobby Bostic, a 16-year-old African-American sentenced to 241 years in Missouri for armed robbery. I’d go into more detail about the absurdities and injustice of that case, but needless to say if you want the whole story it’s there in the podcast, intermixed with how I got involved campaigning for Bobby, my own prison experience, plus we touch on my novel a little too. Please check out the links here if you’d like to help Bobby’s fight for freedom.
Things are busy as always for me. I recently recorded another podcast interview which should be released in a month or so. I’ve also now finished enough artworks for my next solo exhibition, and am negotiating dates for a gallery space. And I signed the contract to illustrate the upcoming book, as mentioned in my last post. I need to complete the artworks by the end of April, so that’s going to be where most of my energy is focused until then. Under the terms of the contact I can’t talk about the book online until it is released in October, but you’ll hear about it then for sure.
Just a few days ago I also gave my first in-person talk about my novel for a private members-only event in Newcastle. Thankfully the next event I’ve been booked to speak at is open to everyone. If you’d like to see my talking about my novel and upcoming projects in person you can catch me at the Write Here! festival on March 26. Hope to see you there.