Back in February, 2018, I posted a reprise of my third novel, ‘Eugenica’. I had just finished writing ‘Mesozoic’, a science fiction book that included one of my long-time passions, dinosaurs, and as usual I wanted a change of literary scene. I went back to Eugenica because of all my works it is the one … Continue reading Eugenica Revisited…Again!
“Before my diagnosis with multiple sclerosis, I knew what ‘the disabled’ looked like and I'm sure I had the right instincts towards ‘them’. But I had no understanding of what it was like to be ‘disabled’ and no understanding of the myriad obstacles — born out of discrimination or disinclination, bureaucracy or bullying, ineptitude or ignorance, … Continue reading There is No Benefit to Being Disabled
I am staring at a virtual white piece of paper and wondering where this is going to take me. Normally, when I start writing a blog post, I have an idea already in mind, but this week has been so hectic that I really have not had time to think about what I would like … Continue reading I Am Staring at a Virtual White Piece of Paper
“So what is your next book about?” “Eugenics.” “Eugenics, what’s that?” “Put simply the idea that if you breed good with good you get better.” “Why on earth would you want to write about that?” “Good question!” That is a brief account of a conversation that I had very recently. The person I was talking … Continue reading Why on Earth Would You Want to Write about Eugenics?
Having just started submitting my manuscript for Eugenica to literary agents I received a comment that made me ponder the wisdom of having four main characters all of whom are disabled; disability is not attractive! I agree, it is not. And the fact is that some people have a problem in dealing with disabled people. … Continue reading Writing About Disability isn’t Pretty is it?