Beer Balls and The Belgian Mafia

Still getting excellent reviews and attracting positive comments.Plan to issue an updated, hard copy in 2017.



Delighted to have poems in Trainstorm. An International Anthology of Railway Poetry. Currently No 5 in hot new releases, Amazon India.



Off to London tomorrow on the late train so this poem seemed apt. Over the next couple of days we will be walking by the Thames, from the palace at Windsor, to Shepperton, Teddington and then Blackfriars where Shakespeare lived for a time. I will be reflecting on the Thames’s place in literature and urban mythology as i walk-and perhaps writing a new poem or two.

Last train from St Pancras

The last train is waiting at the station

With all tension, all motion stilled

On this night of grey- ice, hoar frost,

Know this

Sometimes it is enough just to exist.

On the longer journeys time stops

Is as fixed as every station clock

Under starlight, when nothing stirs.

Perhaps you were the green eyed girl

Who sighed,

As if weary of life’s travails

As if weary of all your lives?

Briefly we shared

Our parallel lines.

Perhaps on some other track

We know each other?

Have shared our dreams

And sit together

Watching the snow flurries come and go

Where the last train waits; forever on the platform.

Beer, Balls and the Belgian Mafia

Lots of interesting projects coming to fruition over the next few months. A new crime/cold-war,thriller set in Liverpool, Hamburg and Berlin in 1962 is close to conclusion and I am currently writing a series of short stories.

A collaborative novel. ‘Beer, Balls and the Belgian Mafia’ written as Sam Holberry has had a good couple of months and is now back in the Amazon best selling charts under Belgian Crime and Belgian beer. We are promoting this through a series of talks in 2015. I think it is fair to say that the book has become something of a cult publication in some demographic areas-currently just an ebook, it will appear as hard copy eventually

There are also a number of new poems that will be published in magazines from around the world over the next few months.

Summer Sojourns

Apologies for the lack of activity on the site, I have spent the summer walking the Norfolk Coast Path and Peddars way and taking a rail trip across the USA, both were hugely satisfying experiences. In addition I have been working on the promotion of a collaborative enovel and developing a new crime novel