Welcome to my website and before I continue, let me thank Tse Yin Chang, of TAD Graphics (www.t-adstudio.com), for her great work in setting up the site for me. Knowing Tse Yin, she’ll probably edit this compliment out – I hope she doesn’t because her assistance has been invaluable.
The main aim of the website is to promote my two businesses: Mr Smudge Books and Stats What I’m Talking About. The reclusive Mr Smudge is the senior cat of the household – the other “regulars” are Marvin (Mr Smudge’s nemesis), Mr Snow (Marvin’s brother) and Ginja Ninja (a young lad with territorial tendencies). Then there are the two visitors: Mr Ginger (who we suspect is Ninja’s father) and The Phantom (an Inter-Suburban Man of Mystery). Six cats, all boys, with a one in 64 chance of that occurring randomly akin to tossing six heads in a row. On that theme, my statistics business name was inspired by my ever-creative former colleague and comrade at The Sunday Times, Ben Robinson.
The stats can wait for now – my main focus at the moment is selling “a few” of the 2,000 copies of Dreamer, Drifter, Drunk, due back from the printers on Monday, December 1. This 337-page book will be launched at the University of Western Australia’s Co-op Bookshop, at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, December 9, with the effervescent, energetic and enigmatic Glen Quartermain (sports editor at The Sunday Times) as Master of Ceremonies. All are welcome at the launch, as long as you contact me at email@example.com by December 1. I hope to soon have the book available for online sale, pending my research into postage costs, etc.
To use a hackneyed cliché, Dreamer, Drifter, Drunk is not everybody’s cup of tea; it does register high on the Bloke Factor Index. However, if you peruse the Contents, one or more of the eight sections may pique your interest, or you may have a roguish family member or friend who the book would fit like a glove. That’s enough from me for now; I welcome your thoughts at firstname.lastname@example.org