Thursday, August 14, 2008

Who's Your Daddy?

Still plugging away here at various projects, none of which are in a state to provide much excitement for you readers (it's not all glam this writing lark, you know). So today I'll just be bigging up my old schoolmate Alex Hitchen, who is becoming something of a media star up there in the States after breaking that whole John Edwards paternity scandal. Here's just one of the interviews he's done since the story went nova last week:


As for me, well the only fatherhood issue I'm grappling with is that my daughter turns seven today. Seven! I'm scared to blink in case I open my eyes and she's 21 ...

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Every now and again I like to browse through Site Meter's record of who's been reading this blog. Aside from finding that I'm still getting a lot of hits from people who are interested in how to kill sharks, one visitor in particular caught my eye.

The reader in question hailed from the Philippines and found his or her way here after doing a Google search for 'short story written by swizz author'.

Well whoever they are, they've certainly got my number ...

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Enquiring Minds

Quite a few of the people I went to school and university with have gone on to careers in the media - from magazine publishing to breakfast radio hosting to print journalism. The latter is the province of my mate Alex, who after a time on the tabloids in the UK landed a job as a reporter for the National Enquirer in the US. He sent me this little clip of what he's been up to:

Which makes him, as far as I know, the first of us to get national TV coverage and the first to make news instead of just reporting it.

Always knew he would be.