After years of scribbling half-started stories, outlining fanciful plots and knocking up silly poems for fun, I finally realised my wannabe-wordsmith ambitions when I decided to dip my little toe cautiously into self-publishing and penned my debut as an author.
First came Pandemic Poetry: The Covid Collection, a mass gathering of Coronavirus inspired poems which became something of a viral success in April 2021 at a peak position of 20th in Amazon Kindle Store’s Bestselling British & Irish Poetry. Next came my first short story, Under The Clock in November 2021 and in March 2022 Pandemic Poetry: Anniversary Edition 2022 brought new poetic variants to my bestselling anthology.
Like most writers, I have a great many more ideas and works in progress with much still to share ranging from ghostly tales to comedic swashbuckling, war-torn love stories, murderous whodunnits and even more witty anthologies.
I formed Mungalo Fish after publishing my third book. I realised that to experienced, self-published writers there were countless tricks and tips to make the process simpler and more successful. From editing to publishing and from distribution to promotion I’ve learned how to turn a few words on a page into something good. I wanted to share what I’ve learned with others and so, Mungalo Fish was born with a simple but effective aim; to help writers of every level achieve the dream of turning their words into a successful published book.
In 2020 my sister and I embarked on a dream of creating a community of people to share a passion for the things they enjoy. Bushtus. We started by writing book and album reviews but as our audience and journalism expanded we now cover all sorts from film and TV reviews to interviews and “cool stuff” too.
With engaging articles that feature artists and products who truly appreciate the exposure, Bushtus began as our passion but, as Editor of this new web publication I’ve found that bringing a passion for writing out in others is even more rewarding.