Welcome…

Okay, you don’t believe me, but it’s true.

All you have to do is ask.

If I have the time and the task is within my capabilities, it will be done.


Of course, there’s a catch. These days, I can’t work longer than a few minutes at a time before succumbing to exhaustion, so these activities take me a tad longer to complete.

I don’t work under pressure.

So now you believe me. I am a disabled wreck of a man who will probably never be fit enough for full time work again, but I do have a couple of brain cells which are not yet ready to give up.

If I can use them to help a fellow writer, I will.

For instance,

I do this for no charge whatsoever, because I believe we should all give what we are capable of giving, and one day, one of the authors I’ve helped will sell a million books and remember me with a great big cheque!

We can all dream!



In the meantime, some visitors to this site have expressed their wish to send me a gift. I have therefore been persuaded to include a PayPal button. A PayPal account isn’t needed, as donations can be made using a credit/debit card.


Please take a moment to look around..... Before you start though, there is something about me you ought to know.

I call it my raison d'être - my purpose or reason for being.


I am here with time to spare which I give freely to  support, help, advise or guide fellow writers and artists whenever and wherever I can.

Free = You don’t pay a penny!


The Gallery pages show you some of my paintings, many of which portray my passion for the ballet.


Creativity will take you to FanStory for my short stories and poems




So take your time, enjoy your visit and remember, if there is anything I can do to help you, just ask. If time and my health allows, consider it done.

Thank you for popping into my Website.


Here are some of my paintings. There are more paintings in oil, water colour and pastel on the gallery pages.

REVIEWS


 


I guess I’m the same as all writers in that I want to know what my readers think about my work.


When you have finished reading one of my books, please consider leaving a few words in a review.

Fan Message Update: September I shall never understand why certain elements interpret altruism  as a bribe. I shall carry on the arrangement, just as it was, but I am not going to broadcast it again. Sorry if that sounds confusing.


As many of you know, a year ago my wife received a wasp sting on her toe.  Within hours  septicaemia spread like wildfire along her leg and rendered her in need of emergency care,.We still find it incredible that a single wasp sting can have had such a devastating effect on the long term mobility of this once champion ballroom dancer. On 11th August, a year and a week after the sting, my wife had   surgery on her knee  to remove the build up of fluids, and hopefully, that will be the last of the problems left behind by that wasp. In recent days, for the first time in a year, my wife has been able to walk without pain, albeit supported by a walking stick.


So here is my thanks to all our friends in the virtual world for the continued love and support over what has been a difficult twelve months.



Thank you for all who supported us through  -

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PHILIP CATSHILL

Author, artist & poet.



“pulls you in from the first page”


Dennis Sheehan (Author)