Addled opens a window…

A big thank you to Barbara Steel Peschl for the beautiful comment on Facebook. It’s a wonderful thing when a book you have lived with for years, sprouts wings and finds its way to a new home.

Spring is finally here – time to open the windows…



Reluctant Mystic: from Atheist to Agnostic

I started life as a default atheist. My family weren’t religious and spirituality wasn’t part of my daily life. I never thought about it or questioned it. Unlike America, the UK and Europe are mostly secular. In the UK, if you admit to believing in God, or even being mildly curious, people tend to assume you’re soft in the head. You’ll lose friends. People will go to great lengths to help you see the rational atheist light. If someone had told me that I was a mystic, I would have done my best Richard Dawkins impression:

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A History of Addled

How I wrote the book and how it changed: from idea to publication.

I never wanted to be a writer. I didn’t fantasise about seeing my words in print or imagine adoring fans hanging on my every word. I believed I was an inarticulate musician and sound engineer. Writing anything would simply confirm my deepest fears: that I was stupid. So it was quite a surprise to find myself, in my early 30s, with a head full of stories all demanding attention and expression. Continue reading →


Addled: the blog of the book

Welcome to the home of Addled: Adventures of a Reluctant Mystic – a novel about spiritual emergency and how a crisis can become an awakening.

Using the philosophy of Zen Buddhism, the book follows Zoe Popper on her quest for inner peace and self-knowledge. She thinks she’s going crazy, but she’s about to discover that reality is stranger than she thinks.

Follow the links to read free chapters and loads of extras and behind the scenes material.

Find out more about Addled: THE BOOK

To read the book, start here: CHAPTERS

Explore behind the scenes here: EXTRAS

Or just ramble through the blog posts below…

If you enjoy the free stuff, please consider buying a copy of the book to support the author. It’s available in paperback and ebook:

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