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News, views and shoes.*
*There aren’t actually any posts about shoes here. But it rhymed and the rhythm of three works well. Hence the shoes.


Snowlands Interview

Snowlands – The Interview Ever wondered how a narrator creates an audiobook? Meet Steve Fortune. Steve is a professional actor and voice-over artist. Steve read Snowlands Book I – Zak and The Wanderer (the first volume of my children’s magical fantasy trilogy, available from bookshops in the UK and as

Penn & Teller Portrait

A pinch-me moment! I remember being around 9 or 10 years old and noticed a TV show called ‘Penn & Teller – Don’t Try This at Home’ was going to be on late one Saturday night. Somehow, I managed to persuade my mum and dad to record it. The next

The End

Writing those final words, ‘The End’ as another first draft is completed. Although, I’ve written ‘The End’ around eight times in this latest book. In fact, more than that! Eight endings in a book? How can that be? Well, my latest book is a collection of short stories.  Yes, my

Review of the year 2023!

Review of the Year ’23 A special newsletter went out New Year’s Eve to those on my VIP Private email list (not on it? Sign up for free today >>) with a review of my various creative projects throughout 2023 including my brand new audiobook of Snowlands, the first book

It’s been an honour…

It’s been an honour… … to have illustrated the trilogy of post-humous books to the magic legend (and deeply missed friend) Eugene Burger. Publisher (and dear friend) Larry Hass commissioned me to create a bespoke limited-edition portrait for each book upon release. The final volume has just been released, featuring

David Berglas

David Berglas MBE When you draw something it lives. When you photograph it, it dies. – John Fowles.  Recently, another friend has departed, someone who was a giant in the magic world. I had the privilege of drawing him when he was with us to which he said, ‘Jay, I

Recently added at the DMM

Recently added posts at… The Dream-Maker’s Manifesto My long form blog, The Dream-Maker’s Manifesto continues to thrive. Recent posts include one simple daily habit that will start you on the path to your dreams. While the blog is free, supporters get access to the full archive which includes more of

Dream it, do it and get paid doing what you love

Get paid doing what you love I’ve made a good living over the last 23 years from three apparently ‘impossible’ industries; magic, art and writing.  My new long-form blog reveals all so you can follow my methods to get paid doing what you love.  The first post is now live

Decisions, decisions…

Decisions, Decisions… Doves I love this photo, the character it projects, the various personalities of the doves and the lighting is great! Fish Another brilliant pic. Superb lighting and exquisite dress and composition. I’m honoured to announce that I will be painting an official portrait of one of the UK’s

New edition

New Edition! To celebrate one year since the release of my debut adult psychological thriller All Fall Down, a new edition is now being published.  All Fall Down was released July 24th 2022. Now one year on, Chronos Publishing have released a revised edition to mark the occasion. As anyone