Great to be back in front of the laptop and updating the blog have been spending time recuperating after finishing the epic John O Groats to Lands End trip…a great adventure which I will share with you when the publisher and book come together.

So here’s to another fantastic year for each and everyone it will be the books first birthday next month 20th February I will celebrating this by appearing on stage at All Ears Event sharing the stage with Trevor Baylis OBE would be great to see you there please grab your tickets quick.

My publisher Waterside Press has entered The Little Book of Prison A Beginners Guide for The People’s Book Prize

Its up against some amazing books and I’m honoured that it has been considered and would really appreciate your vote. We have till 28th February please post the link to your Twitter and Facebook pages.

I continue to get tweets from fans of the book from all walks of life and experiences of the prison system from both sides of the wall to staff and support workers…. the LBP is fast becoming the standard issue for anyone with any connection to the sector or coming into it for the first time,

I wrote the tagline for LBP a year ago “If people want to know what life is like in prison LBP is for you. If you need to know what happens in prison its definitely for you” I am delighted to say that this has been proved to be true even the Governor of HMPX has a copy on his desk.

I am continuing to help offenders and ex-offenders through new projects and the diary is starting to fill up with university lectures through The Howard League student groups, will let you know the diary in the next update.

Bye for now and remember…”Have a good time all the time”