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Drowning by Numbers

‘Drowning by Numbers’ was first published in 2014. It charts indie-musician Joe E Byron’s descent into alcohol and drug addiction and the impact this has on his family and friends. Writing it wasn’t easy – I had to draw on some of my own experiences to authenticate the text, and worked through countless drafts to find the right voice. What…

Live hard, die young

When Kurt Cobain died on 5 April 1994, his mother was reputed to have said ‘Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club.’¬† She was referring to the earlier brace of talent struck down in their prime, known in music circles as ‘the 27 Club.’ Like Cobain, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendix, Jim Morrison¬†and Brian Jones all perished at the tender…