THE CORONAVIRUS DIARIES
I’ve started writing the sequel to my debut novel, The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper with the working title: Tom Cooper: the Coronavirus Diaries. In an incredibly generous gesture (and not in any way as a method to get people to sign up to my mailing list), I’ve decided to release a version of it as I write it at www.tomcooperthecoronavirusdiaries.com
I should be posting the last free instalment soon and then the hard work of turning it into a full book will begin! It’s not helped by the fact that I’m also a quarter of the way through another comedy I’m writing about a young adult author that I’m really enjoying writing!
I’ve also just finished another (non-comedy) novel has just gone out to editors, but I’ll be publishing that under a different pen-name – keeping ‘Spencer Brown’ for the comedy. If you want to be informed when it comes out, join the mailing list, as that’s the only place I’ll be letting people know I actually wrote it. Probably.
THE REBUILDING OF TOM COOPER OUT NOW!
My first novel, The Rebuilding of Tom Cooper came out in paperback and ebook on September 19th 2020. It’s available in Foyles, Waterstones and all good independent bookshops (as well as Amazon). It’s a sort of Bridget Jones for men and contains a hell of a lot of jokes. Here are some things people have said about it:
‘Spencer Brown is endlessly inventive and delightfully, dependably silly, like a joy seeking missile’ Richard Ayoade
‘A gloriously self aware satirical romp through the terrors of relationships, family life and survival. Philip Roth meets Cold Feet’ Helen Lederer
‘Hilarious and heartwarming’ Andi Osho
‘Very funny. Peep Show combined with Outnumbered. But, you know. In a book.’ Josh Howie
‘Is there a term for chick lit for men? If so, this is it. Tom Cooper is an aspirational figure for the men of today’ Omid Djalili
It’s been great seeing copies of my book in the wild! Here I am signing in Foyles London:
So far, it’s hit the top 5 on Amazon’s literary satire chart, and featured in a number of Christmas gift guides:
But don’t just look at what the celebrities and bloggers had to say. Here are some reviews from Amazon:
‘I can honestly say I have not read a book that made me laugh out loud quite so much in a very long time. Avoid reading this book in public places.’
‘Packed with jokes, possibly a world record?’
‘Funniest book ever!’
‘Truly laugh out loud funny! I started reading it on the bus was laughing so much I had to stop until I got home.’
You get the idea.
I’ve just finished the first draft of my new book – so join the mailing list if you want to be kept informed!