In 2006; I got the writing bug; after producing quite a collection of work I put it together in paperbacks and raised money for Charities/Organisations.
I have now had my work read out on BBC local radio, printed in magazines, local and regional newspapers, printed in anthologies, took a place in the 2007 Manchester literary festival anthology, have a web page on the Write Out Loud site, also attend open mic nights, did a set at The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester Aug 2008, Inside Out poetry night Manchester festival 2009, had my work read out on Page One on 101.8wcr fm radio, and done numerous readings on BBC Radio Manchester.
After a break due to ill health I have had a series of work published in the local press, been on local and regional Radio reading out my work.
After attending some local open-mic events, being asked if my books are available, they can now been purchased at; Thackeray’s Books Arts & Crafts, Denton, Manchester. www.thackerysbooks.co.uk
Hope you enjoy this sample
Say goodbye to any high
Don’t give into legal highs
Those fancy packets hide no surprise
Give you a buzz, that’s what you’re told
Your mind is changed, your thoughts are cold
But it’s your body that takes the wrath
Too much one time an early bath
Not knowing what’s mixed, in that powder or pill
Beware young folk, that thing could kill
Be your own person don’t go with the flow
Encourage your mates “don’t have a go”
Looks fun on the packet in the shop as you glance
Like Russian roulette it’s not worth the chance
Sometimes in life you will need a seat
On occasions as well, be fast on your feet
A rumble in the tum, a warning you know
You can’t take the risk, you must really go
Always remember the route free and clear
Toilet door open, make sure it’s quite near
Landing gear down, relief and you’re off
A stall in procedure, you may well touch cloth
Diacalm or Imodium to slow down the flow
Starving the belly will help this you know
When the trots have departed, dry toast and bland grub
To line up the stomach, and fill up the hub
So taking things easy, your stomach is fit
Back into battle, steer away from bad ‘food’
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