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Lisa Nandy on the platform for the Orwell Memorial Lecture Dec 2022

They’ll Never Allow It

On Tuesday this week, I asked a question to Lisa Nandy MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Levelling Up, after she gave the annual Orwell

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Rockstar Ending books, champagne, chips, pen

Share the book club buzz

October has already delivered another fun first in my author career. A local book club had read Rockstar Ending, the first novel in my dystopian

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Vacation page turners

The summer break is always a great time for me to catch up on some reading. In fact, my kindle is groaning under the weight of

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Earth viewed from Space

Bowie, Marc and me

‘David Bowie showed me there was a world outside Southport… ‘  An interview I came across this weekend transported me back to my teenage years.

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N A Rossi on Southport beach aged 18

Lifelong lessons

A few weeks ago I was amazed to hear from my school English teacher, who I had not seen since I was eighteen, and often

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1800s Wigan library with screen announcing Orwell commemorative event

My Wigan Orwell Weekend

We recently celebrated the 85th anniversary of George Orwell’s ground-breaking piece of social journalism, The Road to Wigan Pier.  He described the shocking living conditions

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You Must Write It

Four years ago this Toni Morrison quote changed my life: If there’s a book you want to read, and it hasn’t been written yet, then

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laptop, headphones and rockstar ending books

Radio roundup

Appearing on numerous BBC radio stations over the past month seemed the most pandemic-friendly way to get the word out about the launch of Rockaway, the second book

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road sign saying ignorance

Which media do you trust?

What is your go-to source for news and information? The mainstream media is subject to criticism, some of it justified. However, highly trained investigative reporters

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Rockaway and nal polish in matching reds and blues

Goody goody

I’ve subliminally programmed myself to buy nail polish in colours that match the Rockaway book cover. I didn’t realise until they arrived. This reminded me

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Alan Moore portrait

Imagination is Limitless

Alan Moore and Brian Catling on Imagination – Review of How To Academy event, 17th January 2022 – Monday’s online discussion from the How to

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Rockaway cover

Rockaway is out

The third book in my dystopian the Rockstar Ending series, Rockaway is published at last! Huge thanks are due to the friends who have kept

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xmasbooks

Signed books for Christmas

Here’s a thought-provoking  present for the reader in your life.  Highly original, macabre and very funny – Richard Blair Speculative fiction at its best, thrilling

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N A Rossi jumping

I’m Jumping for Joy!

Do you think they might ban me? I just celebrated seeing the cover design for ‘Rockaway’, the third novel in my chillingly plausible dystopian series,

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