Saturday, October 6, 2012

Brief synopsis for each of my three books.

The three books are quite different in style and subject matter.
‘Coastal Yarns’ is a collection of 9 short stories, all reflecting a uniquely New Zealand quality. Some are funny while others are a bit spooky or perhaps spiritual. This book is for the nostalgic amongst you. It was exhibited at the 2011 Frankfurt Book Fair.
‘Roskill’ is my second book. ‘P’ (Methamphetamine) is a potent and societal wrecking drug in many countries. It has impacted on the lives of many in New Zealand. Roskill tells the story of a family and how it tries to cope with the results of the father becoming involved in the world of ‘P’. It is only when the mother decides to take matters into her own hands that there is a sliver of hope, albeit one based on a dangerous intervention. The family members each search for their own salvation, in very different ways. Despite the serious subject matter the book also has many lighter moments. Roskill is a book that every parent should read as well as teenager. The book poses the perennial question—‘What do you do when your parents embark on a journey that they have told you not to travel?’
‘Talk To Me,’ my third book is a tongue-in-cheek mystery. The story is based around the goings on in a talk-back radio station, where the main character becomes the unwilling victim of a cynical plot on the part of the mangers of the station. Spot, a mischievous Jack Russell ‘Terrorist, the much loved pet of Garry’ is targeted in this fast moving, hilarious, and at times sinister plot. The story culminates in a dramatic ending, one that you may not see coming.
All books can be purchased online through my website or directly via my email.

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