15 March 2017

Agent Alert: Here are my books in a nutshell:

There are four books to have a look at here. Two of them, the comic novel The Expensive Cravat and the text book, Defining Alternative Media are pretty much ready to go and just need a final edit. Quotilucious, the  semi-serious book of factoids, in terms of it's content, is also near completion. My popular history book, Did Hitler Eat Strawberry Cake? which although totally mapped out with the content organised, is about half-way there. Before going the extra mile on Did Hitler Eat Straberry Cake? I'd prefer to work with an Agent, or Publisher...
 

Book One | Fiction | The Expensive Cravat


The Expensive Cravat is a 65,000 word comic novel. The book was triggered by my accidental exposure to the English Middle Class and their silly ways... You can read Chapter 1 - Sitting up here.

The Expensive Cravat is entirely fictional. Any resemblance between real people and my imaginary characters is, probably, deliberate.

Here's an extract: 

Cunning creatures Foxes.  No human, no matter how sly, could have got away unnoticed.  In the early morning peace I speculated what possible motive the Fox had for doing such a filthy thing?  Was the Fox simply marking his territory, or was Johnny unlucky?  Frankly, just to leave a scent, the amount released did seem a trifle excessive. I reckoned the Fox probably pissed on Johnny for his own amusement.

Read serialised book in Pdf

You can read a longer extract from the Expensive Cravat, Johnny Goes Camping in the Woods, at the Student Guardian.



 I can't draw, but I did I draw this as Hitler images are expensive 

Book Two | Non-fiction | Did Hitler Eat StrawberryCake?

If you're an agent or publisher of popular history you might like to take a look at Did Hitler Eat Strawberry Cake? the first of a series of books that takes an imaginative look at history’s most frightening tyrants.

Written for a popular audience, Did Hitler Eat Strawberry Cake? is peppered with interesting facts and nuggets of information that are communicated to its audience in a range of publishing styles.

While Did Hitler Eat Strawberry Cake? is emphatically History light, the research upon which it is grounded is extensive and is derived from: distinguished biography, academic journals and historical and media archives.
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Some archive material


What is Alternative Media?
If you're a publisher, or agent interested in publishing a book Defining Alternative Media please message me... 

In the spirit of Alternative Media I set-up the Student Guardian. The sites purpose is to encourage wider partcipation in journalism at the same time as providing students with useful information to help them through university. In a nut-shell the Student Guardian gives new writers and journalists a chance to get their articles published without having to mould their writing into what's expected of them by vested interest lurking in the mass media.

If you are interested in Partcipatory, citizen, or Alternative Journalism you can contribute to the Student Guardian here and read more articles from the Alternative Media News community too.


Written with stocking fillers in mind, or as one of those little books you pick up at the checkout in book shops, Quotilucious is jam-packed with Fun-facts and Quotations you won't find anywhere else on the web... 

Quotilucious would also work well as an App too, popping out randomised fun-facts and quotations. Already tested on the web Quotilucious attracted thousands of followers on Twitter, has its own Blog and Facebook and webpage...  

Quotilucious | Funny makes money...


New Book coming soon: 

Book Five| Sh*t views of Truro Cathedral

What a shit view?
This is the first of a series of posts promoting my forthcoming book: Shit views of Truro Cathedral. 

I might write some blurb, up one day... 

More sh*t views