New interview with Prison Pipeline

An interview I did with the podcast Prison Pipeline aired on KBOO radio in Portland, Oregon a few hours ago. Don’t worry if you missed it though, because you can still listen to it online here.

I hope everyone has stayed safe and well during the holiday period. I have been as busy as always. Earlier this month I was featured in my first group art exhibition (having only had solo exhibitions in the past). Newcastle Regional Library was kind enough to display artworks by myself (pictured) and other local talent. I also recorded another interview with a public library in South Australia, though I’m sure their holiday period has been just as crazy as everyone else’s, as they haven’t scheduled a release date yet.

Its been a challenging though extremely rewarding year for me, and 2021 is looking very promising at this stage. I’ve nearly finished enough artworks for my third solo art exhibition, plus I’m thrilled to report I’ve recently been approached by a publishing company to illustrate an upcoming book. I’ll tell you all about it once the details are confirmed. Two of the booked appearances I had for 2020 that were unfortunately cancelled due to COVID have also been rescheduled for February and March. Between all that, my day job, and trying to find a publisher for my now completed memoir, I think I’ll have my hands full. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

See you in the new year everyone. Best wishes.

New podcast interview with Felony Inc

I’m very pleased to announce I’m following up my first UK interview (see last post) with my first US interview. The awesome team over at Felony Inc Podcast interviewed me for their 122nd episode, which was released earlier today. Topics discussed included the prison system, my novel, and also my activism for my good friend Bobby Bostic. You can find the link for the Apple Podcast version here.

With the anniversary of the release of my novel Scarred approaching late next month, promotion for it is starting to wind down. I’ve already given an interview for a magazine which will be released in a couple weeks, and recorded another video for a public library that doesn’t have a scheduled release date yet, and while I have a couple more promotional things left in the pipeline my main focus at the moment is putting the finishing touches on my memoir. I ended up hiring the same manuscript assessor I originally got for my novel, and their completed report was finished a couple days ago. The feedback was great, but as always, there’s a lot of recommendations for improvements. At this stage my aim is to have the memoir polished up enough to start submitting it to publishers by the end of November. Hopefully it takes less than three years for me to find a publisher this time. Wish me luck.