Cee Tee Jackson (Colin) was born in Glasgow, 1958. After completing High School, he kind of fell into a job with Bank of Scotland, in whose employ he remained for twenty-eight years. It wasn't a bad fall and in time he worked his way through Branch Banking from office junior to Manager. He was one of the cuddly, old-school Managers. You know - the type that were kept in the cupboard under the stairs. (That's for those in the UK of a certain age.) However, times change and two redundancies later, in 2007, he started his own small pet care / dog walking business.

2017-11-14
Gallot
In the absence of anything original to post, here’s a pretty weird but funny little short story from a geezer in the CLOG Group on Goodreads. It does contain a couple of wee swearies, but only to enhance the comedic effect. Nice one, Andychap. (I really must get the finger...

2017-09-11
Foxes and Hares.
This is another thirty-year old effort that resurfaced when tidying my office. (I’m sure I also caught a glimpse of Lord Lucan, but he legged it before I could ask him for ID.) The poem was intended to draw a parallel between the blood-sports here in UK and the apartheid...

2017-09-10
Slim Chance.
The things you find when clearing out your office! (This was written many, many years ago for my wife’s Slimming Club, when she was expecting our second son. It’s a humorous but hopefully inspirational tale produced principally for women seeking to lose weight.) Bloke readers also welcome, of course. SLIM...

2017-09-03
Inspiration or distraction?
Finally! I’ve tidied my office / writing room and now feel totally #inspiredtowrite . I have however, for the first time in ages, now got the means of playing my vinyl and CD collection. I’ve also, for the first time ever, discovered the benefits of streaming music and Bluetooth speakers....

2017-08-22
This will freak you out!
Nothing to do with my writing …. but this is gonna seriously twist your melon, man. Meet Oscar. Oscar is going to show you some cards. Pick one of the following cards. Don’t click on it – simply remember it. Have you picked your card? Do you want to change...

2017-08-12
READERS IN U.S.A. – now it’s your turn.
Mrs. G on October 1, 2016 Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase Oh my goodness, what’s not to love about this book? The author is supremely Scottish and it’s all about antics with animals. I haven’t laughed this hard in a long time. I’d hire Mr. Jackson to care for my pets...

2017-07-29
The Second Lord of Procrastination & Broken Promises.
That’s me, that is: The Second Lord of Procrastination and Broken Promises. (The First Lord met an untimely end when, on the eventual realization that Time waits for no man, he tried to catch up with it by removing the batteries from his clock. He consequently failed to notice the...

2017-07-24
AndyChapWriter
Andrew Chapman is a writer. A funny writer. He writes funny stories, that is. But that’s enough about him. This is all about me. Here’s the interview piece with myself that he kindly ran on his excellent blog. I will someday, soon hopefully, find the time and questions to reciprocate...

2017-07-17
UK READERS: Kindle offer.
A rather unexpected bout of inspiration has re-energised my efforts with the much vaunted light-hearted fantasy, ‘ Evhen & Uurth .’ It was an emotional and euphoric experience that gathered me up on a cloud of heady exuberance. Unfortunately, drunk on an intoxicating mix of excitement and enthusiasm, my thinking...

2017-06-20
Hedgehog safari.
What author has not suffered from distraction? Normally, in my case, it’s the temptations of Facebook and baseball streams that hinder my progress with ‘Evhen & Uurth’ (w/t.) But last night, for the first time in ages, a wee hedgehog scurried past my living room window. And having reached an...

2017-06-12
Fall in New England (versus) Autumn in West of Scotland.
I’ve never witnessed it first hand, but I believe New England is absolutely glorious in the Fall. It would certainly be hard to argue otherwise, given the images we here in Scotland see via television movies and the like. Glasgow is some 13 degrees further north than Boston. It sits...

2017-06-01
A.B.R. (Anti Bullying Rap.)
(This was written way back around 2003 / 2004 for the daughter of my boss at the time. It has been hidden amongst a pile of other unpublished nonsense at the back of my wardrobe ever since. Maybe it was for the best …..) A.B.R. (Anti Bullying Rap.) I’m twelve...

2017-02-03
19 Self-Editing Tips For Your Writing
Re-posted from the ‘ A Writer’s Path ‘ blog – even though it does probably mean a complete redraft of ‘Evhen & Uurth.’ by Jacqui Murray Now that I’ve published my first novel, To Hunt a Sub, I can say from experience that writing it and editing it took equally...

2016-10-31
Dead Men Walking
DEAD MEN WALKING The path was well worn, for they came in numbers. To many, the journey had taken the form of almost religious homage. But for the majority, the subjugated, it was a feared and tortuous trek into the unknown. Penance or penalty – who could tell? It mattered...

2016-10-12
SEE A SAMPLE OF ‘SOUL SURVIVOR.’
‘The Summons’ and ‘Thought Shower,’ the first two chapters of ‘ SOUL SURVIVOR ‘ (working title) my latest attempt to write a hundred-seller, are free-to-read on Booksie.com THE BLURB: A rather incompetent junior god and his beautiful minder; a bad tempered, cantankerous crow, and a psychopomp with a troubled past...

2016-10-03
AMAZING REVIEW!
Since I stopped promoting ‘ Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee’ about a month ago, it has virtually flat-lined as far as sales go. But the time had come to give more attention to drafting my new book, ‘Soul Survivor,’ (working title.) It seemed the kindest thing to do was to...

2016-09-02
THE WORST MAN ON MARS – unleashed at last.
You can buy from here ….. or here....

2016-08-28
#1 INTERNATIONAL BEST SELLER, BABY!
That’s right – ‘ Damp Dogs & Rabbit Wee ,’ can now legitimately be classed as a #1, International Best Seller. OK, it’s kinda stretching things a tad, but following a wee promotional push on the USA, Amazon.com site this week, ‘D&RW’ rose from an overall ranking of 1,127,973 to...

2016-08-28
NAMING THE BITS BETWEEN.
Naming The Bits Between by Jessica M. Collette My rating: 5 of 5 stars I stumbled across this book from visiting the author’s blog, and having enjoyed Jessica’s poetry, decided to check out her book. Now, I have to say I’m a bit of a crusty old punk, and books...

2016-08-27
DESICCATION.
Desiccation by Sarah Potter My rating: 5 of 5 stars (The only reason I took so long to read this book is that I was reading a couple others at the same time ….. and the baseball season started!) I loved this book. The cover shouted ‘B-movie’ and ‘Sixties’ so...

2016-08-27
THE FARGENSTROPPLE CASE.
The Fargenstropple Case by Lia London My rating: 4 of 5 stars A fun read. I got the sense of a good old-fashioned English farce. Like something that would have come out of the Pinewood film studios at the tail end of the 50s / early 60s....

2016-08-26
SHIZZLE INC.
Shizzle, Inc by Ana Spoke My rating: 4 of 5 stars Not really a ‘bloke’s’ book, I’d say – but a good, fun romp of a chick-lit novel. Some very funny lines and images created. The plot is simple enough, but I did feel it really stretched the bounds of...