Things to see

The complete series of “Down the Centre”

Short stories like “The End of the Road” and “Poppy’s Monster”

Interviews with muses such as actress Clare Buckfield

My new blog plus  a downloadable treasury of old blogs.



Photo albums




Short stories

Novel excerpts


The fake TV series I sort of write and co-star in: find out what it is, and watch exclusive clips, right here. Well, on YouTube. I’ll just put links here.

other Presences

About the author

I’m John Bolton. I’m a freelance writer. I realised quite early into the writing of this blurb that I was going to run out of space very quickly. So, I’ve put a more detailed bio here. By all means click that, have a read, and hopefully get to know me a little better. It’s good, because you can get to know me without actually going through the ordeal of meeting me and having to speak to me face to face. People have done it before and it’s not recommended. There. I think I’ve covered everything, and after all that, I didn’t run out of space before I finished writing. I guess I had more space in this box than I


I’m delighted you stopped by - please, take a seat. Word Heap is the name I’ve given to my personal web presence - a place for me to attempt to promote myself and my writing. An online portfolio, if you like. All the writers have them. I don’t want to be left out. Within the pages of this site you will find short stories, magazine features, academic articles - all kinds of examples of the breadth of creative writing that I do. If you would like to contact me, please do so. But for now, I trust you will enjoy your stay.

This website is an organic process, so please check back for updates :-)

I bid you welcome...

John Bolton’s