Goodreads reviews –
“It’s a story full of great characters, a captivating plot and powerful themes of never giving up no matter what anybody else says. I’d definitely recommend this to any reader, especially fans of humor/comedy or people who love inspirational writing.”
“Always original and unique, never afraid to push boundaries, Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina is both wildly funny and deeply imaginative.”
This is the story of one young man’s desire for comedy fame: a tale of ambition and humiliation on the way to the top.
Fat Jimmy is a cynical, young comedian and writer, who desperately wants to make it to the big time. He wants it all and he wants it now.
Fat Jimmy loves women; he loves booze and he loves comedy. He is sweary and controversial, but always funny and always memorable.
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If you are reading this then you have been at the very least mildly interested in one of my e-books, and want to know what kind of individual could create such diverse works.
Well, here goes. I’m a guy who grew up loving books and in middle age I finally thought I can write a book too.
How hard can it be? Right?
The answer is very hard but we’ll come back to my creative writing masterclass at another time.
First of all, I wrote “Mandy”. A inspirational story about a young woman who is given the chance to play football with the men, in an English premier league club.
After “Mandy”, I tried writing for young adults and “Millie Hardiman and the Red Parrot Fever” was born.
Millie was inspired by the poem “Matilda” by Balzac. I used the line “Matilda told such dreadful lies it made one gasp and stretch one’s eyes” as inspiration.
Next, since I am bitter and cynical, I turned to writing a humorous novel: “Fat Jimmy and the Blind Ballerina” is a wonderful, cathartic piece about a savagely funny young man.
Is he meant to be me? Not really…..Ok, maybe a bit. Anyone who knows me certainly sees my humour in the book.
Despite all of my hopes, none of my first three books was picked up by an agent, so I did the obvious thing, I decided to write The Great American Novel. I’m from Glasgow and I have lived most of my life in Nottingham, so who better than me to write such a thing.
“Going to the Sun” is an epic work. 800 pages counts as epic. Either epic or overlong, read it and let me know.
When the agents were still not kicking my door down to represent me, I decided it was time to write my own crime fiction novel: “Transfer from Alcatraz” is about a female PI in San Francisco. Again I am not female and I have never been to San Francisco, so I am obviously the best person to write such a tale.
Hopefully, if you are still reading , you want to try some of these books and find out if I have written you might like.
Take a shot and let me know how you get on.