I started this project on New Year’s Day 2022. I was six months into motherhood, sleep deprived, music career still on parental/pandemic hiatus, and in real need of a creative outlet. I missed touring. I missed trying out new songs. I missed feedback. Audience feedback. Even guitar feedback! I had the urge to share — anything and everything — songs, stories, videos, poems, journals! So I did. With less thinking and planning than usual, less pretence and perfection, I started sending out special deliveries every Sunday morning. What surprised me is that while I was busy playing around, my virtual audience kept growing. The enthusiasm really spurred me on. As I write this I’m about to hit 50 posts!

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2023 is going to be a busy one. I have a new album coming out on a new label and I’m also working on a brand new project... a highly personal fictional memoir… an audio extravaganza… a narrative podcast… a serialised story for your ears… a synthesis of all my years as a writer, performer, musician… I’ve started editing, recording, soundtracking… it’s funny and sad and might even be brilliant!

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