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You know you've made it when... #2

You know you've made it when you find your own book in the local library ! So cool!

You know you've made it when... #1

You know you've made it when people start to  pirate your work ... particularly when they give you  rave reviews : ":winnah:I advised it to all my friends. It is the best thing ever read." "I like it! It's interesting, sophisticated and excellent." "Forget everything you've read earlier That was nothing in comparison with this great book!" "The best masterpiece I've ever read!" "It has to be in every flat!" "Firstly, you will be smiling then you will be crying and don't say you haven't been told!" This seems to be a German group (which might account for some random Germans I met in Europe who had actually read my book - and were fans!). I don't know whether to be outraged or flattered!  And I seriously don't get the "free" thing - not when Amazon has dropped the  Kindle price to $4.80 ...

Another 5 star review

I just got this review on Amazon from respected novelist and academic Ian Reid - marvellous!  So wonderful to have an endorsement of this kind from a colleague in the profession! The funniest book I've read for a long while. I love the playful way it takes the idea of self-reflexive storytelling and turns it into a zany fantasy of split characterisation - D1/D2, Fenyops Pikkeljig et al. Unflaggingly inventive. Hilarious characters, situations, dialogue. DD should consider writing scripts for comic movies. Thanks Ian!

A black rom com?

The most common question I'm asked about the Mirror Image of Sound is when it's going to be made into a movie.  Well as it happens I've already discussed the issue with a scriptwriter for the ABC.  But so far there's been no further progress.  I'm open to suggestions. In the meantime, one recent reviewer, Becky, has suggested it fills a particular genre: "black rom com". What do you think? Can we get the Hoff to make a cameo? ;) One of the satirical asides from the novel was this  supposed product - a gift to my alter ego from my inlaws.