Monday 19 November 2012

The Next Big Thing

1) What is the working title of your next book?
Broken Homes
2) Where did the idea come from for the book?
From the real life scandal during the 1980s when Tesco heiress and uber-grifter Dame Shirley Porter deliberately housed poor families in asbestos ridden blocks of flats as part of her criminal plot to rig the local elections.
3) What genre does your book fall under?
Well I call it a Crime/SFF hybrid but Urban Fantasy fits.
4) What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
I have a whole Fantasy Casting page.
5) What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book?
Architecture can be murder.
6) Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?
No the book will be distributed by bananas.
7) How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
It's not quite finished yet - nearly there.
8) What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?
I like to think that my books are incompatible incomprehensible incomplete incomparable!
9) Who or what inspired you to write this book?
I can't stop writing them now. It's too late for me but it might not be too late for you. Save yourself! Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family...
 10) What else about the book might pique the reader's interest?
 Come the zombie apocalypse it will make a useful source of firelighting material. Unless you get the eBook version of course - in which case you're screwed.


Evil Edna said...

what about lemon pie distribution?!

olracUK said...

The ZA? no red necks in LDN so we're all screwed. So What happens when all these stupid nicknamed buildings fail to appear? Potential Gods called Cheese Grater laugh at them?

Ben Aaronovitch said...

You're going to have to unpack that for me.

ABrazier said...

WHEN????? :)

Ashley said...

"Come the zombie apocalypse it will make a useful source of firelighting material. Unless you get the eBook version of course - in which case you're screwed."......ahhhh F%#K! :P

Arnold said...

" Broken Homes " is now listed for pre-order on Amazon ....

" Delivery Method: FREE Super Saver Delivery

Items: £9.59
Postage & Packing: £0.00
Total before VAT: £9.59
VAT: £0.00
Order Total: £9.59

Dispatching to

Arnold .......

Delivery estimate: 25 Jun 2013 - 27 Jun 2013

1 "Broken Homes"
Aaronovitch, Ben; Hardcover; £9.59
Available for pre-order
Sold by: Amazon EU S.a.r.L."

I'm sure that "the high priestess of Tory sleaze," Dame Shirley Porter, Lady Porter, DBE will be touched by your heartfelt tribute to her political prowess.

Note that I've ordered the hardback which will be much more useful as a hand weapon ' Come the zombie apocalypse ' than the rather less less hefty paperback.

ppmnt said...

Since the casting page link is broken (the page no longer exists?) I thought I'd leave a suggestion: Alfred Enoch, who played Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter movies, and currently is in an American crime show "How to get away with murder" - would be a great Peter Grant!