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Writing Update

Writing update December 2017

It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, a new Novel (Murder on the Alpha Centauri Express), a new poetry collection (A Human Veneer), a new children’s book (Gross Gary) and my first Exhibition of Photography (Lost in the Graveyards of Ireland).

I’ve made a few mistakes, chief among them, I probably should have had more patience in looking for a publisher for Murder on the Alpha Centauri Express, but I feel I have progressed as a writer and gained many new readers.

Next year look out for: The Deaths of Guner Zoon (sci-fi comedy), A Landscape for Yourself (poetry collection and photography collection) and one or two new children’s books.

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Have a great Xmas and happy new year

Thank you for your readership

Steve

Children’s Book

Each book comes with a FREE Imaginary Friend … ideal paperbacks for Xmas stockings
(imaginary friends may vary wildly)
 
#childrensbooks #funnystories
 
Upstairs Cat
 
 
Gross Garry
 

Upstairs Cat

Adventures with Upstairs Cat

What do Seasick Pirate Parrots, Jellybean Trees and a giant snake called
I-Promise-I-Won’t-Eat-You have in common?
If you don’t know yet then you should read the Adventures of Oddsocks the kitten, as he follows his new friend Upstairs Cat into a magic glade where all the strange animals and plants of the world are living together.

Adventures with Upstairs Cat, in print, available now …

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Upstairs-Cat-Steve-Downes/dp/153984563X

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Upstairs-Cat-Steve-Downes/dp/153984563X

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Gross Gary

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Gross Gary and the Slug & Slime Pie 

Gary lives at the bottom of the school hill, everyday he drags his bag up the hill (which is being slowly raised by the hill-elves beneath) and goes to his boring school.  He has to content with not being one of the cool kids, double English on a Monday morning and a bully who appears to have a face like a sideways bum.

One day, while running away in two one-legged trousers, Gary meets a strange creature called Allsorts.  Is Allsorts a new imagery friend or is he real?  Why does Allsorts change Gary’s taste buds so that garbage tastes like sweets and sweets taste like garbage?  And how does Gary end up in a gross eating contest with every bully in the school?  He doesn’t know either … but he does know that the loser must eat a Slug and Slime Pie.

NEW Children’s Books

New Releases

Gross Gary and Adventures with Upstairs Cat by Steve Downes, Available in Print on Amazon UK & dot.com (links below) … ideal Xmas gifts for young readers

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Upstairs Cat

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adventures-Upstairs-Cat-Steve-Downes/dp/153984563X

 

https://www.amazon.com/Adventures-Upstairs-Cat-Steve-Downes/dp/153984563X

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Gross Garry

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gross-Gary-Slug-Slime-Pie/dp/1979333319

 

https://www.amazon.com/Gross-Gary-Slug-Slime-Pie/dp/1979333319

Writing Update October

Just a quick one this month to let you all know that Gross Gary (children’s book) will be available from mid-November 2017, A Landscape for Yourself (poetry collection) will be launched in February 2018 and The Deaths of Guner Zoon (sci-fi/comedy) will be out in early summer 2018

Thank you once again for your readership

Steve