Tony Judge & the Baldy Update

Firstly, thank you to all my readers.  Welcome and thank you to all the new followers.  I have been reading more than writing these last couple of weeks, but will be posting more poetry soon.

My other blog (The Chronicles of Cyralost) has had a lot of time devoted to it recently and I have now written three hundred appendices for the mythology (which totals three hundred thousand words, when including the novel, short stories and poetry based in my fantasy world).

Reading has been most enjoyable as always.  For the first time in a long time, I have been reading outside my usual genre and comfort zone.  I am currently half way through ‘The Sirocco Express’ by Tony Judge, a brilliant writer I have the great pleasure of knowing in person. This book is a dark and  compelling tale of an African man called Adebayo who is trying to smuggle himself to London.  The character is an avid reader that instantly transports you in to his world, the story sprints through a gripping adventure in an intelligent and refreshing way; bashing the reader in the brain with the best and worst humanity is capable of.

I know my obsessive compulsive generosity sometimes makes people uncomfortable or disbelieving of my praise, but I assure you, I speak highly of Mr. Judge with good reason.  Tony’s impressive vocabulary transported me on a wonderful journey and I look forward to finishing the novel soon.

Please take a look at his author pages:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Tony-Judge/e/B004VR7Y02/

http://tonyjudge.me.uk/

I have also been trying to make sense of social media (somewhat poorly) and had the great delight of tweeting Margaret Weis, a hero of mine, and other writers of a similar ilk.  Technology still astounds me and frustrates me more than anything, due to my inability to understand it.  However, I soldier on, knowing that being a part of this wonderful community and contact with so many talented friends is only possibly because of the computer I swear at so often.

I am attending my first evening with ’42’, a group of fantasy, science fiction and horror enthusiasts on Wednesday 29th July, where I will be reading two poems.

Now I must go and look for my sanity (I know I left it round here somewhere) as my little ones are terrorizing each other and making my house look like someone blew up Toys ‘R’ Us.

Much love to all, keep smiling and keep writing,

Best wishes from Baldy

Delighted

Sorry for poor picture, I just got up!

Sorry for poor picture, I just got up!

Baldy is the proud owner of Paul F. Lenzi’s new book!  Apologies for the ‘mauled by goblins’ appearance, this bleary eyed pic was taken shortly after I rose and, lets face it, I’m not the prettiest person when fully conscious!  A huge thank you to Paul for the poetry.  I have long been an admirer of Mr. Lenzi’s writing, there are few as dedicated to the craft.  Even the dedication in his new book is poetic.  I am delighted and urge others to delve in to this creative masterpiece.

Small Noise, Existential Echoes is published by Stonewood Press.  I highly recommend following Paul on his poetry blog: Poesy Plus Polemics.

 

Girl’s Got Rhythm

Girl’s Got Rhythm.

Baldypoems is proud to present, one of the most talented poets you’ll ever encounter.  Girl’s Got Rhythm, a collection of poems from Polly Robinson, is as fun to read as it is to read aloud.

Polly, is a delightful individual, someone who is most generous with her time and encouragement of other writers, (here on WordPress, and in her community).  Readers will discover why so many follow Polly’s blog, seek her advice and treasure her friendship.

It was Polly Robinson who started me blogging and I hope my own readers will appreciate this wonderful woman’s style and flare.

My own, signed, copy of ‘Girl’s Got Rhythm’ lies (well thumbed) by my biscuit tin – that’s how much I loved it!

Best wishes from Baldy

Celebrity Chef in First Novel

Celebrity Chef in First Novel.

Baldypoems is proud to present another great read from Black Pear Press.  Seeds of Destruction is brilliantly written, full of atmosphere and is deliciously compelling.

The author’s true identity is not as closely kept a secret as one would imagine, and I’ll give you a clue:  This lady is as beautiful as she is talented.

Best wishes from Baldy.