Julian's Blog

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Got it covered

  Most of us do judge a book by its cover. However good what’s inside may be, it’s the cover that makes a connection. It’s

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Snake-free writing

I’ve just finished a hefty non-fiction editing project. The book manuscript I was given to look at was a delight to work on. The author

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Broadsheets and space

These days there aren’t as many opportunities to see your writing given the sort of room a broadsheet can give it. I first saw my

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That new book moment

You spend forever working on a book, especially a walking guide. There’s so much to get right. The text and maps have to be spot

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Natural health service

I’ve recently put the finishing touches to a new walking guide to my home county, Pembrokeshire. It will be published next year as my second

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My new blog

When you write a book there is only so much that you can get in. There are word counts and deadlines to be respected, so

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Ghost in the machine

“You’re putting words into my mouth…” Yes, but in a good way. Over the years I’ve done a little bit of ghostwriting here and there,

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Getting noticed

It’s great to get some recogition from people in the know. So, thanks to the judges of the 2015 Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild Awards

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Top level

I spent a fascinating day recently up on the roof with master craftsman Alan Jones learning just a little about the Welsh thatching tradition. Yes,

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New 'Quality'

One of the best things about editing ‘Quality Wales’ for Visit Wales is the fascinating, inspiring people we get to talk to when we’re putting

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Taking wing

It’s a real buzz to finally open the box of copies of ‘Wilder Wales’, which turned up on my doorstep today. The talented team at

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All done

It’s great now to have Wilder Wales as a book, rather than just a pdf. We have a publication date too, of March 2015. That

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Resting up

It was always going to be a big project, but my book Wilder Wales has been a bit of a marathon effort. The proposal went

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