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I am open for freelance feature
and review commissions.
Please get in touch if there is anything I can do for you.
RETAILING - all aspects of shops, shoppers & shopping (serious analysis; humour) based on 35+ years in retail management. My book, Retail Confidential (2010) sums up my career.
JOB LOSS - Having lost jobs 3 times in my working life, I condensed the experience of dealing with unemployment, bouncing back and not letting the bastards grind me down into a 'my story' and advice book, Much Calamity & The Redundance Kid: Job Loss, Seriously a Funny Old Game (2012).
GOLDEN AGE OF HOLLYWOOD - The great movies and movie stars pre-1980, preferably. I wrote a book about the star of Ben Hur - Stephen Boyd: From Belfast to Hollywood (2013/2015).
BELFAST NOSTALGIA - It's my home city and there's many a tale to tell.
NON-FICTION BOOK REVIEWS - Dig around this blog for some of the stuff that interests me. The 'popular posts' on the right hand side might be a good place to start.
Please get in touch if there is anything I can do for you. firstname.lastname@example.org
Published feature work in the past few years includes:
On leaving Belfast
On my father, the stranger
On singer/songwriter David McWilliams
On the golden age of television
On actor James Ellis’s short stories
On my father
On the actor Sam Kidd
On the closure of retailer BHS
On family history
On my runaway father
On examination results and my education
On homelessness and begging
On the Royal Ulster Constabulary
On my mother
On a 1928/29 Belfast tourism guide