Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters








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What can you tell us about The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters?

The Secret Diary of Alice in Wonderland, Age 42 and Three-Quarters is a comedy thriller in the style of Carl Hiaasen, Janet Evanovich, and with touches of Monty Python. The adventure is inspired by the original Alice in Wonderland but with a totally different adult plot. The story takes place in Miami and London. A murder by beheading sends Alice Harte, reluctant real estate broker for thugs, running into the arms of Nigel Channing, a charming British con man.


What, besides Lewis Carroll, was the inspiration for this story?

That’s easy. My Cousin Vinny and a Fish Called Wanda. Also my great love for John Cleese.


How do you develop and differentiate your characters?

The characters in The Secret Diary just took over the story. From Maris Archer who lives on white wine and laxative biscuits to Algy Green who super-glues his bat wing ears to his head, they took control. I just came along for the ride.


Who do you imagine is your ideal reader?


Anyone who’s ever gotten in over their head and is bailing as fast as they can. Fans of Carol Hiaasen, Janet Evanovich, or Monty Python. 


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