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Reviews of Don’t Kiss Girls and Other Awesome Stories

Don't Kiss Girls BannerThe new book is getting some nice reviews. Which are waaay better than nasty reviews.

‘Tony Ross is dead! Fortunately he had the good sense to record stories about his life before he died and an angel called Angel passed the voice recorder on to the random stranger he met on the bus one day. Thus we are introduced to the hilarious stories of the life of thirteen year old Tony.’ (Readplus)

‘The book is a blast with a definite appeal for boys.’ (Magpies)

‘Pat Flynn has the wonderful knack of taking us into the schoolyard and delving into the teenage angst of relationships and the pain of growing up, yet doing it with a great sense of fun. Tony Ross is a hapless young man and a bit of a loser. But how he makes us laugh!’ (Goodreads, 4 stars)


Don’t Kiss Girls and Other Silly Stories

Don't Kiss Girls and Other Silly Stories I love the smell of a new book.

 Don’t Kiss Girls and Other Silly Stories is my 19th book, but the first time I’ve tried to improve and add to previously published stories. It’s the ‘best of’  collection from three books – Don’t Kiss Girls, Get Rich Quick and How to Get Dumped – plus 10,000 words of new material and new drawings by the multi-talented Peter Carnavas.

 To celebrate, UQP are giving away 3 copies on Goodreads. Got to be in it to win it!



The Tuckshop Kid Play

The Tuckshop Kid is being performed at Studio 188 at Ipswich on September 13 and 14. Click the link for details.

The cast and director are very talented so it’s going to be a lot of fun.

The Tuckshop Kid - The Play

The Tuckshop Kid – The Play

Whitsunday Voices Festival

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The WV crew (minus 5000 students and 100 volunteers.) Can anyone (who wasn’t there) name everyone in the photo?

It was a pleasure to be a part of the 10th anniversary of this festival. Lovely organisers, big crowds, super keen kids – what’s not to like? Five hundred locals (and a dozen thirsty authors) showed up to the literary dinner on Friday night to laugh and cry during William McInnes’ memorable speech on the power of writing and stories. Marco Gliori did an admirable job warming up the crowd with his bush poetry.

Speaking of stories, My Totally Awesome Story sold out on day one. More were ordered overnight but Australia Post (allegedly) lost half of them. The ones that did arrive were gone by 9.30 which proves they love their books in Mackay. I optimistically brought 50 copies of my recently reprinted Don’t Kiss Girls with me and they sold out too, which means I’ve gotten rid of one whole box. Only 12 boxes (clogging up my study) to go.

Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale

Heading to Gladstone soon for the Curtis Coast Literary Carnivale. There’s some great authors coming this year so I’m looking forward to catching up with them and meeting lots of cool Central QLD kids. It’s a Carnivale so it’s gotta be fun!


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I’m working on a book called My Awesome Story to be illustrated by the highly talented Peter Carnavas. It’s about a boy named Duane who has to complete a writing workbook at school. He’d rather be playing footy, riding his motorbike or chatting up Jackie and so does most of it during lunchtime detention. But somehow he ends up with an awesome story. Well, at least he thinks so.

To be published by UQP in September 2012