Travels inspired by the Wombles

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Alan Coren was right

Years ago, when stuck for a title for his latest book, Alan Coren used the findings of research showing the subjects of the most popular library books: Nazis, golf and cats. In an attempt to cash in, his book gained the title Golfing for Cats and the cover featured a swastika.

In similar vein, I'm aware that publishers like to know that their authors have several ideas rather than just one. So, although I believe Journeys from Wimbledon Common will have a wide appeal, I've been considering ideas for a second book.

After extensive brainstorming, consultation etc, the following items have come up as having perennial appeal to a wide range of readers:
  1. Vampires
  2. Nazis
  3. Penguins
  4. Dinosaurs

So that seems simple enough. It only remains for me to write Vampire Penguins versus the Nazis - a comedy thriller set in Latin America, involving a deadly battle for possession of priceless dinosaur remains. It can't fail to be an international bestseller.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Island Pride

Those nice people at Optima have published an article of mine about Alderney...