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The Husband
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I was asked by The Guardian to write about my reaction to reading Chris's book and what happened after his death.... My author spouse never let me read anything he wrote before it was finished. But after his death from cancer, I found myself choosing funeral flowers at the same time as covers for his memoir, Word Monkey It is strange to be married to an author. At least, it was to me. I inhabited…
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Christopher Fowler
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Reading & Writing
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pyeople I type it again. pepople And again. peoytle Do you mean peyotl? people One word done. Onto the next. That's what it's like. Fatigue hits you like a wall. The Husband, who doesn't really believe that illness exists unless it's very visible, says that ME is a 'fake illness'. I know it's not because I watched it land a friend in hospital for several months. Well I don't have ME, just a…
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Christopher Fowler
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Bryant & May
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How Do I Write Now? On one side - a head full of ideas. On the other - permanent pain and exhaustion. How on earth am I meant to balance them? This is hardly a new problem for writers, but once I could have written my way through difficult patches, and I now have to fight for every every joule of energy. Nothing can be planned or taken for granted anymore. Two days ago I felt virtually normal…
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