Come Chasing Waves

If you want to experience Chasing Waves for yourself, there are a number of clips for you to enjoy.

Chasing Waves. Anyone looking for an author? Rehearsal excerpt

Do you believe in Higgs Boson? Chasing Waves rehearsal excerpt

What is a wave? Rehearsal excerpt

What is Quantum? Rehearsal excerpt

Where is the beginning? Rehearsal excerpt

Who are we? Rehearsal excerpt

What is meaning? Rehearsal excerpt

You can buy Chasing Waves as an ebook for Kindle from Amazon UK or Amazon US or as an open format epub


50 days of chocolate

Of course one of the mainstays of any prolonged celebration is Chocolate.  But all chocolate is NOT the same. And today things get a bit serious as I link with my Authors Electric Blog to talk about Fairtrade.

I first saw a documentary which changed the way I bought and consumed Chocolate about ten years ago. A couple of years ago a Panorama Documentary came out which reinforced the same issues. And due to the joys of YouTube you can watch it too. But it comes with a warning that it may impact upon how you buy and eat chocolate in future too! If so, I’m happy that you hold me responsible.

Here it is:

Chocolate the bitter truth.

Episode 1

Episode 2




And if that’s not enough  for you, I’m around in cyberspace today, more than happy to talk about Fairtrade and Chocolate and writing for advocacy and anything else you want to chat about. If you want to read more of my dramatic and fictional views you can download Fair Trade Fiction - Cally PhillipsFAIR TRADE FICTION and fivefairplayFIVE FAIR PLAY DRAMAS

I’m giving you the Amazon Kindle links and Direct epub link to Fair Trade Fiction. Most of my work is also available as epub  here .

And for more Kindle format work go to my Amazon Author Page 

RIP Emily Bronte

It’s a little/well known fact (depending on if you know it or not) that Emily Bronte died 164 years ago today.  It’s also a well/little known fact that she wrote a lot of great poetry as well as her one novel Wuthering Heights. I used the poetry and juvenile prose of all the Bronte’s in my play WE WOVE A WEB IN CHILDHOOD which was performed 20 years ago.

Here is a clip of the opening prologue scene. The video quality is POOR, the lines not word perfect (it was a dress rehearsal) but it gives you a flavour. You’ll have to wait till August next year for the whole play to come online and be republished in ebook format – it will be ready by the time of the 2nd Edinburgh eBook Festival!  Something to look forward to eh?

And as an extra – because it’s a day to remember, I’ve taken the liberty of copying one of Emily’s poems below:

Cold in the earth—and the deep snow piled above thee,
Far, far removed, cold in the dreary grave!
Have I forgot, my only Love, to love thee,
Severed at last by Time’s all-severing wave?

Now, when alone, do my thoughts no longer hover
Over the mountains, on that northern shore,
Resting their wings where heath and fern-leaves cover
Thy noble heart forever, ever more?

Cold in the earth—and fifteen wild Decembers,
From those brown hills, have melted into spring:
Faithful, indeed, is the spirit that remembers
After such years of change and suffering!

Sweet Love of youth, forgive, if I forget thee,
While the world’s tide is bearing me along;
Other desires and other hopes beset me,
Hopes which obscure, but cannot do thee wrong!

No later light has lightened up my heaven,
No second morn has ever shone for me;
All my life’s bliss from thy dear life was given,
All my life’s bliss is in the grave with thee.

But, when the days of golden dreams had perished,
And even Despair was powerless to destroy,
Then did I learn how existence could be cherished,
Strengthened, and fed without the aid of joy.

Then did I check the tears of useless passion—
Weaned my young soul from yearning after thine;
Sternly denied its burning wish to hasten
Down to that tomb already more than mine.

And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
Dare not indulge in memory’s rapturous pain;
Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
How could I seek the empty world again?

Gone but never forgotten

Jake died 4 years ago today. Some of his finest moments captured on video…  it’s good to remember.


A tribute to Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara

Who taught me, amongst many other things that ‘words that do not match deeds are unimportant.’ 

Today marks the 45th anniversary of his death (murder) in Bolivia.

And my ‘deeds’ are:

 The publication of the special anniversary edition of Another World is Possible (one part of the trilogy in four parts). First written 5 years ago as a serial online blog, this is a special edition which plays around with the narrative structure in a ‘flexible’ format to give the reader a number of ways to engage with it.

To find out more about it go to the NOVELS tab above

You can buy it for £2.99 as an ebook from Amazon UK,  Amazon US or Kobo (epub format)



The FREE giveaway of FIGHTING FOR BREATH  just click HERE to download your chosen ebook format.

Originally commissioned and written in 1999/2000 it’s a much more personal and ‘domestic’ view of the man behind the myth.  It looks at the whole of Che’s life, the importance of his asthma and his familial relationships in the formation of his character.



And a screening of my 1999 short tribute video to Che.



The second part of the In Three Minds Trilogy (in four parts) will be published in the Spring of 2013 and is titled

The One that Got Away

It tells of a remarkable 3 months in Cuba in 1989.

Parts Three and Four will follow in 2014 and are titled: The Revolutionary’s Daughter and A Butterfly Dreaming.


Hockey or not?

With the NHl season due to start on 15th September and talks broken down, it looks like it’s not just us in the UK who won’t get to see Hockey this season. We suffered last year because they couldn’t sort out the broadcasting rights and now this year, as in 2004-2005 there may be a Lockout.

Last time there was a Lockout I had a satellite subscription that meant I could watch the AHL. This time, I can’t find any way to watch Hockey. It’s pitiful. I mean, I’ll pay. I just want to be able to watch it (and not streamed live because I need to sleep at night)

Also last time there was a Lockout I did the only thing I could. I wrote. And came up with


It never got performed – somehow there’s not the will in this country to set a play on an ice-rink. But I’ve just published it again as an ebook. Amazon and Kobo (epub) formats so you can read it on pc/mac/ereader/smartphone and more importantly you could band together and GET IT PERFORMED (ice rink optional)

If the lockout goes ahead I’ll happily waive all performing rights charges. So download the play, read it, think about how you can use it as part of your protest at the NHL lockout.

Because life is just what you do between hockey games.

As we hurtle towards another NHL Lockout you may need to look for other ways to live your life in between hockey games.  Written in 2004 during the last NHL lockout, Powerplay explores the importance of ‘the rules’ of life through three sets of relationships – and of course there’s a referee to keep them in check.  It’s fast and furious and it’s everything a hockey fan could wish for if you can’t have the REAL THING.

AVAILABLE NOW!!!   AMAZON US   and AMAZON UK    (Kindle) and KOBO  (epub)

This excellent video gives you something of the flavour and the passion of Hockey and the way fans feel about the Lockout

Waving or not waving…

Hanging out at the Edinburgh ebook festival.

But here’s something from it for anyone who wonders what a Quantum Wave really is.

There’s lots more exciting and interesting stuff if you get yourself over to the first ever Edinburgh Ebook Festival. It’s got five more days to run and then I get my life back!

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