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Writing Stuff

Okay, so book two is with my lovely editor at Atom, book three is about ten pages from being finished, (but I’ve decided to shelve it until the right ten pages come to me), book four is buzzing around my brain like an angry hornet waiting to be released, book five is buzzing round my … Continue reading »


Jack Samsonite 2 Has Left the Building

I recently sent book 2 off to my agent. Whether that book will ever get any further than my agents desk is yet unknown, but I couldn’t well send my new little creation off on his own with no advice other than “It’s a tough world out there! No jobs, no one to wash your … Continue reading »


The Best & Worst Things About Getting Older.

For me, the worst thing about getting older isn’t my constantly receding hairline (I always wanted a receding hailrine. I even used to draw a Christopher Lee widows peak on my head when I was younger); it isn’t going grey (I heard that you don’t lose hair once it greys); it isn’t even getting plump … Continue reading »


Stung For The First Time

My name is Tom Clempson, I am 31 years old and today was my very first sting. Frickin’ wasps! What gives? We had a deal! I teach others not to panic in your presence, how to calmly escort you from thr premises instead of screaming like a loon and twatting you with a magazine, and … Continue reading »


My (weird) 1st (pukey) Official (anal-ish) Book Signing (thing)

I was expecting my first ever proper book signing in a real book shop to be kind of weird. And I wasn’t disappointed. The weirdest parts were probably these bits… The part when someone said to me “Stick it in the back, it’s tighter there.” The parts when I repeatedly had to talk people out of buying … Continue reading »


Confessions of a Naughty Australian Lady

This week’s amazing confessions come courtesy of Monique from (She’s also from other places – Australia, a womb… you name it, she’s been there. As long as you name Australia or a womb). She has VERY kindly written two stories for our reading pleasure. Read them, laugh, go ‘Ewww!’, then visit her blog (this recent post … Continue reading »


Confessions of a Naughty Boygirlmanwoman: Part 2

I should really just rename this feature ‘Embarrasing Stories’, because that’s really what we want to read, and that’s really what we’ve got. This first one is from Sister Spooky (Laura), who I can’t help just feeling sorry for! So I have real issues with public speaking and performing. I used to be fine with it … Continue reading »


I Said ‘Nob’ & ‘Shit’ to Small Kids

On Saturday I did my first ever event – the Latitude Festival 2011. I have never before spoken to an audience larger than my own family, so was hoping I might warm up with a few talks for schools or librarys or something, but no, I went straight into a festival. That’s not a complaint! … Continue reading »


Confessions of a Very Naughty Boygirlmanwoman

Part research, part for fun (or all for fun in the guise of research), I begin a new feature – Confessions. A completely anonymous outlet for all of the worst things you’ve ever done in your life (within reason. Please don’t make me puke). To get the ball rolling here are a few little gems … Continue reading »


I Think I Love You… Australia!

I’m sure I shall be gushing my love for many other things/people/places in the weeks/months/years to come, so there’s a chance this ‘I Think I Love You…’ thing could turn into a feature. If it does, then Australia is the first of many, and for so many reasons… 1. It provided six of the best months … Continue reading »

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