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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!



Spot the Teacher

The good thing about being a teacher is that you can ‘willingly persuade’ students to read your book … as long as a photo shoot is involved!

Thanks to Johnny, Sam, Sally, Mia and Jayden for being such good models. Check out the article here

My Totally Awesome Story by Pat Flynn and Peter Carnavas

To watch the book trailer click here

To watch Pat Flynn read a scene while Peter Carnavas illustrates click here

To download teachers’ notes which include lots of writing activities for students  click here

To watch Peter Carnavas draw Duane, the main character, click here

The book even has its own song. To listen and download click here

To find the best price with free postage, click on the cover.

For signed copies, email Pat. (author at

Reading from My Totally Awesome Story

My Totally Awesome Story Book Trailer

Free Writing Activities for Students!

Here is every successful writing activity I’ve used in hundreds of school workshops. All for you. All for free.

My Totally Awesome Story Teachers Notes

Just to be polite, you might want to buy the book.

My Totally Awesome Story Cover

My Totally Awesome Story

My Totally Awesome Story

My next book is called My Totally Awesome Story and it will be out in September. I’m really excited about how it’s shaping up. It’s been given the three-times-over by UQP’s very talented new editor, Cathy Vallance, and Pete Carnavas has drawn over 50 hilarious illustrations. It’s in the form of a writing workbook that is completed (often reluctantly) by Duane – a footy playing, motorbike riding, 14-year-old. Through writing activities and journal entries, Duane details his run-ins with the deputy principal, his misadventures with his best mate Meatball, and his crush on Jackie. But enough from me. This is what  Duane Glade has to say about MTAS.

This book is totally awesome coz it’s got cool people in it like me. There are hot chicks like Jackie and tough guys like me and Meatball although Meatball just acts tough he’s really a wimp. In the book I write this wicked story about motorbikes and explosions and death which should get an A+++ but I bet Miss Wright wont give me an A+++ coz I dont suck up to her like Grace.  That’s my nerdy writing partner who loves her horse Starlight so much I think she’s gonna marry it. If you read My Totally Awesome Story you’ll probably wet your pants from laughing so hard coz I’m so funny I should be on TV. THE END

Actually, Duane does make it onto TV for ghosting a VIP named Julia. You can read all about it, but not yet. You’ll have to wait until September.