Category Archives: Myopia

Jeff on YouTube

Reading from the opening of Pica – a novel exploring environmental issues, with themes of friendship and family life. Set in the modern world, Pica, is a fantasy about the ancient magical secrets of nature.

(Click on the pictures to watch the videos)

PICA: reading 1

Luke meets a strange boy called Guy, who is bullied at school for being… different. Luke decides to give him a chance and is shown many wondrous things in the natural world. Meanwhile a magpie (Latin name: Pica pica) keeps appearing and is even tapping on his window

Pica 2
PICA: Reading 2

I have also done a reading from my novel, Myopia – following Jerry who puts an original plan of action into place when he is bullied at school. It’s a timely tale of how to stand up to racism #BlackLivesMatter

Myopia

If all that is a bit too serious then my YouTube channel also includes readings of silly poems and stories for kids of all ages. Try this one: The Mad House

The Mad House

Thanks for watching.

My YouTube channel can be found here.

New cover for MYOPIA

MYOPIA is my YA novel exploring the effects of bullying and how a victim responds with creative non-violence.

It is dedicated to anyone who’s been on the wrong side of bullying. Being a victim is never your fault. The problem is with the bully NOT you. Stand strong and always believe in your individuality.

One reviewer wrote: “Myopia is a poignant, beautiful and heart-wrenching story that resonates with truth, hope and above all, the immeasurable power of human compassion . Thoroughly recommended.

Here is the new cover:

Myopia - new cover

The shadow and background represent the sinister nature of bullying, but the clenched fist also suggests a triumphant gesture of victory over adversity.

The old cover presented an abstract section of an eye, to fit in with the title and theme of short-sightedness. Its pixilated nature shows the blur of myopic vision.

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Now the new cover gives a stronger indication of the drama, angst and struggle confronteded by Jerry and other characters in the novel.

As well as a new cover, the text has been edited and revised into a fresh edition.  If you know any teens or young adults looking for a great read then click on one of these links.

Smashwords

Amazon UK

Amazon US