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YOUR comments on The Boy Who Fell to Earth

Posted on April 26th, 2013 · Posted in Aspergers, Books, readers

So many of you have been sharing thoughtful & heartfelt comments with Kathy on Facebook and Twitter about The Boy Who Fell to Earth and your own experiences of living.. read more

The Boy Who Fell to Earth

The Boy Who Fell to Earth – shining a light into the world of autism

Posted on April 12th, 2013 · Posted in Aspergers, Books, Family, Writing

As well as being a comedy romance, I do hope The Boy Who Fell to Earth shines a light into the world of autism and helps us all to be.. read more

The Boy Who Fell to Earth

The Boy Who Fell to Earth – a romantic comedy with a pinch of social satire and a soupcon of heartbreak

Posted on April 11th, 2013 · Posted in Aspergers, Books, Family, Writing

The paperback of my latest novel The Boy Who Fell to Earth is out today and I’ve been thinking a lot about the best way to describe it. It’s basically.. read more

The serious side of comedy writing

Posted on October 10th, 2012 · Posted in Writing, writing tips

Photograph: Antonio Zazueta Olmos for the Observer For aspiring comic authors, there are many technical terms you first need to master. For example, did you know that ‘brontosaurus’ is an.. read more

Puberty Blues and the temptations and traps of adaptation

Posted on August 16th, 2012 · Posted in Film, screenwriting, Writing

Asking a novelist if they like the film adaptation of their novel is a little like asking a turkey if it likes Christmas. There have been so many bad adaptations.. read more

Writing for The Simpsons… and hiding Julian Assange in the attic

Posted on March 4th, 2012 · Posted in Home, screenwriting, Writing

The most quirky writing task I’ve had of late, was penning some dialogue for The Simpsons 500th episode. In typical delightfully subversive style, The Simpsons creators decided to include a.. read more

Parting is such suite sorrow

Posted on September 12th, 2007 · Posted in Writer-in-residence, Writing

The only truly lucrative form of writing  are ransom notes. Being a writer means flying by the seat of one’s pants so often you should be given frequent flier pant.. read more