Archive for July, 2010

Alternative Cover For THE LEAPING

Posted in Reader Art on July 23, 2010 by Tom Fletcher

Mr Richard V. Hirst – the sinister and extravagant character behind I Thought I Told You To Wait In The Car – has designed an alternative book cover for THE LEAPING. I like it a lot.

Click to make it larger.

Thank you Richard.

(If you use Twitter, I advise you to start following Mr Richard V. Hirst immediately – he is @vivmondo).



Posted in Non-Fictions on July 11, 2010 by Tom Fletcher

I am on holiday. I had a shower this morning in a shower cubicle in an en-suite bathroom and there was a rubbery blue bathmat in the base of the cubicle. It was very blue and very tactile and shaped like a fish. It was a really beautiful colour. Water pooled within the hollows of its texture and remained there after the shower had been turned off, and for a moment I looked at it and thought ‘I would love to be small and aquatic enough to live inside that little bit of water’, i.e. I would love to live in totally crystal-clear water surrounded by blue ground, I think.

This is not indicative of a desire to escape, though. I am very happy. I think it is indicative of a kind of sense of wonder (at just about everything) that I experience when I am very happy.


Posted in Reader Art on July 2, 2010 by Tom Fletcher

A good friend, who goes by the name of Andrew Clark (Andrew Clark is actually his name) has doodled a doodle of a character from The Leaping.

Balthazar the Snowman

Balthazar will never look happier than this.

If you’ve read The Leaping, you may recognize this friendly-looking guy as the snowman Balthazar. Balthazar the snowman.

Thanks Andrew!