Update: September 30th, 2011 – The book is currently in search of a publisher. More about The Curse of Malenfer Manor can be found at iainmcchesney.wordpress.com
The author, born and raised (for the most part) in Scotland, has lived the last twenty years of his life in tranquil and temperate Vancouver, Canada. In July 2010 he moved with his wife and two children to live on the island of Bali, Indonesia for one year. During this sabbatical his children will attend The Green School while he indulges in a long held desire to write fiction without anyone peeking. The diary is intended as remedy and therapy for those in the family who consider his actions tantamount to child abuse. Looks like you were only half right.
Key words: Bleeding money; need a job by October 2011; what are the symptoms for Denge fever anyway?; that kind of snake isn’t nearly as poisonous as that one there; what does an orang-utan mating dance look like again and can you get him off my leg?; only another 80,000 to go and I can collect my Booker; good luck with that; how many synonyms are there for diarrhoea?
Yes, it is great fun!
For those of you asking. Working title is
“The Incident at Manfre House”.
March 17th, 2011 update: Word count 70,000 and change… the end is nigh. New new title “The Ghost of Malenfer Manor” or “The Malenfer Ghost” …. vote soon!
April 24th, 2011 update: Book finished! Lashings of ginger beer all round! Vote in today’s posting for the title of your choice.