Hello. First message from me in a while. I hope you're all keeping well?
It's been almost a year since the release of 'In Memory of Real Trees', and I'd like to say a heartfelt thanks to everyone who's contributed to or supported the book in some way. It's taken me to some fantastic places and I've met some great people through readings and promotion, raising money for Christie Hospital along the way.
This year sees the release of a radically different sort of book, written by myself and Chris Newton. In a dramatic departure from the poetry, comes 'Life Begins at 40' (Hirst Books), a Doctor Who inspired black comedy, combining risque humour with some truly surreal scenes and typically poignant moments.
'Life Begins at 40' is the story of two thirty-something Doctor Who fanatics sharing a flat in Blackpool, out of pocket, out of luck, and clinging to the hope that Life Begins at 40...
Jeff is a barman, constantly forestalling marriage to his neurotic new-age girlfriend, preferring the company of Pete, an agoraphobic misfit with some serious baggage. United by their social detachment and love of Doctor Who, their world view is tainted by too much cult TV, and the walls between reality and fantasy begin to blur, with hilariously disastrous consequences.
With middle-age fast approaching, can they really spend the rest of their lives hiding behind the sofa?
'Life Begins at 40' deals with the big questions. Should we get married? Are children a good idea? And, in the future, will we all be walking around with one eye and no arms from too much teleporting?
It's already been getting some great reviews since it first appeared as a blog over on: http://www.peteandjeff.blogspot.com/. Why not take a read through extracts from the first draft, in the edited format already available online?
'Life Begins at 40' is now available for pre-order from 'Hirst Books', and features the complete story together with a foreword from Doctor Who's Sophie Aldred. The pre-order campaign will help fund the release of the book, and, as a thank you, you'll get your name in the credits, along with a signed copy before the book hits the shelves.
Look out for more extracts over the coming weeks, and thanks for your continued support.
Please pre-order from the following link: http://bit.ly/awxdon
All the best,