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My book, and how to get it !


I have written a book. A fiction book, not dry law stuff.

It is Harry Potter and Scum and the Devil Rides Out and Porridge, all stuck into a blender with ice, sugar and rum and turned up to the max power setting.


Not EXACTLY the way the writing process went

Not EXACTLY the way the writing process went



More like this, but with ideas and words!

More like this, but with ideas and words!


It is finished, and if everything goes well [WHICH IT WILL!] , you will be able to have it in your trembling beautiful and tender hands by around Christmas.

The good folks at  are looking after me.  Their model is a Crowdfunding one and there are authors like Raymond Briggs and Tibor Fischer using it, so LEGIT!


Here is the page all about the book.


If the book can get sufficient pre-orders, then it will be published and available to read on your Kindle, Ipad, Iphone or other electrical device  (not kettles, or irons) around Christmas time.

What that means is that I would like you to visit the site, and have a look at the description of the book (and the sample chapter!)  and you can look at my photograph and watch a video of me talking about the book and asking nicely for your support.

If you are interested in it, you can pre-order – if the book doesn’t get published, you’ll get your money back, but let’s not be negative – I am super-confident that we can get this done and have me invading your iphone. There are all sorts of different levels of pledges you can make and all sorts of different rewards that you’ll get in return.

The main reward of course is that you will become A PATRON OF THE ARTS!  How cool is that? And you’ll get to read my feverish prose.

Here’s the link again


Also, please RT this piece to people, put it on your Facebook, forward it to people you know, nail copies of it to trees and roll it up into bottles and toss it into the ocean, that sort of thing. The more people who see it, the better.

Help me realise this dream, and I will love you forever


I actually legit have the song “I’m so excited, and I just can’t hide it” playing in my mind right now….

About suesspiciousminds

Law geek, local authority care hack, fascinated by words and quirky information; deeply committed to cheesecake and beer.

9 responses

  1. Fantastic! I’m in (no, Im not referring to *that* vote thingy tomorrow); I shall pre-order on pay-day. I wish you every success with your book.

  2. How quick do you need pledges? I want to the a super patron, but can’t afford it until July 5th.

    Well done to you!!
    **Dying to know what is in the shed!

    **Oh, and I don’t have an e reader; will it work on my desktop? (Suppose I could borrow my husband’s….as long as there is enough sport on the tv to keep him busy)

  3. Congratulations!

  4. ashamedtobebritish

    You look nothing like I expected, although I don’t know what I expected … I know it makes no sense.

    Sweep probably has shaken baby syndrome by now so you may want to take him to puppet hospital.

    And the book sounds like a really cool idea 🙂

    • I feel the same every time I look in a mirror. In my own mind, I look like a cross between a young Han Solo and Ryan Gosling. As for Sweep, if you could only see the mauling my dog gives him on a regular basis, you would know that my mild oscillations of him will do him no harm.

      And thank you, I’m very excited about the book

  5. I won’t be buying my own copy, and shall borrow Quantumvaleat’s, but congratulations, and the very best of British!

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