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:

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


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

Reaching New Audiences

A big thank you to all who continue to comment and indicate they have read something here by pressing the ‘like’ button, I am very grateful.  A huge welcome to all my new readers, I hope you continue to enjoy the blog.  Baldy is a busy boy!  Trying to make headway on social media has been (and continues to be) a complete *rude word missing* but has also been a little rewarding as more and more have been following the blog and interacting, thank you and ‘Hi!’.

The Worcester Writers’ Circle has kindly added a link to here on their site and even posted my Flash Fiction introduction on their growing ‘resources’ page.  You can find The Worcester writers’ circle here:

Whilst life is very busy, I am trying to keep writing and spend as much time blogging and using the social media to keep up with all, I will read as many of your blogs as I am able, but if you know me at all, I hope you’ll know that I support all of your endeavours, regardless of how many buttons I press or posts I respond to.

I will be working on a secondary blog soon, purely about my mythological world, Cyralost; which I hope you will join me in when it arrives.  I’ll keep you posted.  Keep smiling and keep writing, best wishes to all from Baldy xx


The Worcester Writers’ Circle

I am a very proud member of the Worcester Writers’ Circle, a fantastic group of writers, who are not only gifted wordsmiths, but wonderful people too.  The ‘Silly Poems’ appear on Baldypoems once they’ve been ‘tested’ at the writers’ circle and the Baldypoems Facebook page is only there because of them.  Heck, this blog wouldn’t exisit if it wasn’t for one of the members (Polly Robinson), who kindly showed me most of how to work it (you all know how crap I am with technology).

The aforementioned Polly has re-vamped the Worcester Writers’ Circle web page and I am delighted to share the link, hoping you will visit and take a look at some of my dear colleagues’ writing.  Our web master (makes Polly sound like Spider Woman!) has kindly linked this blog to the Worcester Writers page too!


Here’s the link:

Keep smiling and keep writing, best wishes from Baldy