Thursday, January 22, 2009

This looks interesting


In April Jon will have a discussion with Frank Sheehan, the chaplain at Christ Church Grammar school.
To find out more, go here.
Or you can read on:

BOY ON A WIRE - JON DOUST IN CONVERSATION WITH Rev Frank Shehan
Jon Doust, Author, Writer, professional speaker and big ideas inspirer, Jon talks with Frank about his new book Boy on a Wire. Sent to boarding school at a young age Jon quickly had to decide who he was going to be. Would he roll over or bare his teeth at the bullies, the bullied and the boarding school system? He got by with quick wit and an endless supply of creativity but his macabre black comedy hid a deeper vulnerability. Jon will read excerpts and talk about the journey that has lead to this poignant and humorous new novel.
092180 Tue 6.30-8pm Apr 7 $29

Friday, January 16, 2009

Finally

It looks like a book.
It feels like a book.
I'm pretty sure it is a book.
The copy the writer, this blogger, is holding is what they call an "advanced copy".
It is the copy the printer prints off and sends to the publisher to make sure all is well and that he or she can go ahead and print the next million.
We think it is ready.
We have alerted the printer.
The million are under way.
Get your pre-publication orders in now.
No don't, it will irritate the publisher and booksellers.
Why?
Because they don't have books yet and the launch is not until April.
If you like, I'll read you excerpts.