What is your latest release and what genre is it? I have two books that were released on 12th June and 12th July, respectively. They are: One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 3 and Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Trilogy Part 4.
Quick description: As the titles suggest, they are the last two installments of the inappropriately named, K’Barthan Trilogy, humorous science fiction fantasy with a splash of romance (don’t worry, no squelchy bits). It’s about a hopelessly inept outlaw who just wants a quiet life. But he doesn’t really ‘do’ quiet. He has too much of a knack of getting himself noticed by the wrong people and falling for a girl living in a different version of reality to his doesn’t help. As a result, his efforts to exist humbly and unobtrusively, and to woo his love, merely get him into deeper and deeper trouble, dragging both her, and his friends, along with him. At last, with nowhere left to run, he is forced to stand up for his beliefs, or die trying.
There are bad jokes, silly names, an unspeakable baddie, flying cars, flying car chases, fights and a smattering of romance. There might even be the odd universal truth buried in here somewhere but if there is, it’s only by mistake.
The books in the K’Barthan Trilogy are;
Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 1.
The Wrong Stuff, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 2
One Man: No Plan, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 3
Looking For Trouble, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 4
The first book is free everywhere, the second, third and fourth are available, now, from all good booksellers.
In the third person . . . weird: M T McGuire enjoys the real world but wouldn’t want to live here full time. That’s why she writes books. She now lives in Bury St Edmunds, in Suffolk, with a McOther, a McMini and a selection of very silly cars. She hasn’t found a way to make any of the cars fly, and none of them is fitted with ordnance, but she and her team of evil scientists are working on that.
Despite being 45 now, and supposedly, an adult, M T checks all unfamiliar wardrobes for a gateway to Narnia. She hasn’t found one so far but she lives in hope.
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M T’s promo links:
Twitter profile for easy following
Amazon – this will take you to my author page in your local Amazon.
Tumblr (caveat, I’ve no idea what to do with Tumblr but wordpress offered to add my blog posts and it seemed churlish to refuse)
What are you working on now?
There are two books in the ether at the moment, one is called Space Dustmen and right now it comprises about four lines of dialogue, a name and a picture of an aeroplane. The other is a story about aliens invading earth and a lone university student who is trying to save the world. Andi Turbot is her name and she’s up against the Threeps, 7ft lobster-like creatures with seven eyes on stalks. There is only one sex of Threep but they marry in threes because it takes three of them to pod and incubate an egg. It’s fairly in keeping with my writing style.
M T’s reading recommendation:
This one is very not current and it’s quite obscure but I really loved it as a kid. It’s The Children of the New Forest, by Frederick Marryat which was published in 1847.
This book represents the epitome of everything modern writing advice tells us not to do; it’s all tell but it’s totally compulsive, which just goes to show that if an author gets telling right, it can be done.