That was me. A few years ago. And that was also the worst photo ever taken of me. Probably. But fortunately I’m not vain. Well, I’m obviously a little vain, otherwise I wouldn’t be mentioning how bad I feel about that particular photo. But yea, not vain. Anyway….. finally, the book telling the story of that journey from start to finish has been published. It’s called Gatecrashing Europe – which is not the name I originally wanted. I went with the working title of Capital Punishment. But according to the publishers, that title conjures up negative images in a person’s mind. They know more than I do, so who was I to argue?
Gatecrashing Europe has sex. It has drugs. It has rock and…. Well, it has sex and drugs. There’s no rock and roll. Sorry if that’s what you’re looking for in a book. It also has emotion. Humanity. People’s stories. And embarrassing situations. I think you might like it! Although I am often wrong.
In a week’s time I am going into the publishing house to sign pre-ordered copies of the book before they get sent out. So that is something that I can offer you guys. If you do fancy a copy of Gatecrashing Europe, order direct from the publishers by going through this link and then send me an email at email@example.com or leave a comment at the end of this blog post, telling me your order number and who you would like the signing made out to, and then I will make sure that you receive a personalised copy. I can’t say fairer than that, can I?
Overall that trip around Europe made over £2000 for the charity Cancer Research UK. And now, in keeping with the cause of the project, 10 per cent of all royalties from the book will also go to that charity. So, if you order a copy, you will be supporting a decent charity, an independent British publishers, and a first-time writer. And let’s be honest, I need all the help I can get! Not just with this book, but in life in general. Especially being born with this face.
If you need any help deciding if this is a book for you or not, click here to read the first chapter in full. Free, obviously.
One more thing. I will be in Scarborough, Yorkshire, on Saturday 15th August, signing copies of Gatecrashing Europe in an independent bookshop called Wardle and Jones, on Bar Street, from 10am until 2pm. If you are in the area, please come and say hello and have a drink. I know nobody in Yorkshire!
Also, give the book’s page a ‘like’ on Facebook, please.