I am edging towards producing totally fresh, new writing but still have numerous projects on hand until I get to that point. I guess I just want to get everything I have out there first and then I can feel that I have a clean slate. I would like to write perhaps some political commentary as there's plenty to comment on at present! And I have a biography of an American poet that has been on my mind to write for quite a while.
However, first things first I am planning to publish the second volume of essays to partner these, then my Dad's memoir with commentary from his son, a short collection of something called the 'Tiger News' which was a newpaper produced for the troops in WWII by my great uncle plus I want to re-issue another book called I Was An Eight Army Soldier by him, a novella called Isolbel's Shadow probably needs taking down and dusting off and publishing and the list goes on a little more! So perhaps by the end of next year I'll be ready to produce that new stuff! Anyway, for now this is my blurb for The Purple Rose and other essays:
This is a diverse and eclectic collection of autobiographical writings (by the actor and writer Tim Dalgleish) which includes pieces on authors such as Jack Kerouac, Ted Hughes and Jack Trevor Story, filmmakers Alfred Hitchcock and Anthony Mingella and well known theatre luminaries, such as, Antonin Artaud and lesser known practitioners, such as, Peter Sykes of RAT Theatre. Other topics include comics, travel, valentine's cards, the desire to be a writer, the flamenco guitarist Eduardo Niebla, Ghosts, Chess, Christianity and existential disquisitions on Time and the nature of Being.