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Day one or one day?

During the early hours of Thursday, 30th July 2015, my day one began. The beginning of the end was not the most conventional thing I've ever done, nor is it something I wish to make light of. We cannot justify or excuse crime but we can provide reasons for crime. However, your understanding of the … Continue reading Day one or one day?

Lessons to learn

I know I'm stating the bleeding obvious by saying life since March 2020 has been indifferent to the life we had become so accustomed to. We all had to adapt to an alternative way of living. Most of it during a lockdown and with, sometimes strict, restrictions on the freedom snatched away from us overnight. … Continue reading Lessons to learn

I need to get over it.

I was recently invited to a Zoom debate on HMP Shrewsbury opening up as a tourist attraction and I'm dying to have my say. I politely declined at the same time, kicking myself for missing an opportunity. I'm a Keyboard Warrior with a fear of โ€˜peoplingโ€™, or to use the correct term I've got chronic agoraphobia and … Continue reading I need to get over it.

Full cover reveal

Talking about #WhatCanBe is one thing, however, it comes down to action as well as words. Coincidentally, these days, my words, spoken or written, are also my actions both in my professional life and in my hobby, researching and writing about organised crime. Readers will be fascinated by accounts of well-mannered criminals penned by writers … Continue reading Full cover reveal

Latest Announcement!

It is with pure delight with which I write this blog to announce that the i's have been dotted and the t's crossed regarding the organisation who will print the Pen and Corrections collection of haiku for which we have been raising funds through our Crowdfunder campaign https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/pen-and-corrections-haiku-by-serving-prisoners. Before announcing who will print our book, … Continue reading Latest Announcement!

The Best New True Crime Stories

I had submitted my true crime story for Well-Mannered Crooks, Rogues & Criminals with a thought I had no chance but what the hey, go for it. Mitzi Szereto did not appear to be the sort of person to be nasty, so the worse thing that could happen was a "thank you, but not at … Continue reading The Best New True Crime Stories