I founded ACHUKA way back in the summer of 1997, when I bought a book called Teach Yourself Web Publishing With HTML 3.2 In A Week by Laura LeMay.
Well, it took me four weeks, not one, but by the end of that August I had a website and a whole lot of hits.
In those days there were not many sites dedicated to children’s books, particularly in the UK, and for a while ACHUKA became the go-to place for children’s books news and features about authors.
Things have changed a lot. Now there is a multitude of sites and blogs and vlogs all being extremely enthusiastic about children’s publishing. And I’m very happy about that.
In 2017 ACHUKA quietly celebrated its twentieth continuous year online and we’re planning a few special content features as we head towards the quarter century.
As well as writing for ACHUKA I’ve been a reviewer for various publications, including The Scotsman, Literary Review and Times Educational Supplement and I’m the author of books about Melville & Hawthorne, Tennyson and William Cowper.
These days my primary interest alongside ACHUKA is portrait photography.
I have a prominent social media presence, mainly promoting my portrait work.
Twitter is the one to follow if you want regular updates of new postings to ACHUKA. But you are welcome to follow me wherever…
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For my photography, retouching and web design services see the Studio page…