Thursday, December 03, 2015
On sale today!
Kate vs The Dirtboffins started out as a few random ideas thrown around by people stuck in the first quango to be closed down by the last government. We had to go in each day to be paid, but there was literally nothing to do.
Chatting (as you do) someone suggested we should set up a "change management" company to help close down all the other bits of government that were due for the chop. From there we came up with our characters and took it from there.
The process has taken over 5 years - mostly because real life kept getting in the way.
Somehow, despite me having never read any, the book became a little bit chick-lit as well as a lot Tom Sharpe with great big dollops of humour. With our commercial head on, these are the two most popular genres so lets hope for a few sales. Don't let the girlie cover put you off, it's readable by both sexes.
Along the way, I've read a lot, visited literary festivals and met proper writers and enjoyed the process a lot. If anyone thinks they have a book in them, go for it. Writing is (mostly) fun. Writing as a team is even more so with the added benefit of cake during those important meetings to discuss the plot.
Anyway, head over to our writing blog for more details and to buy your copy!
In other news: This is the 3500th post on this blog!
Posted by Phil Parker at 5:30 AM