Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Mark Barry #Free Read #WritersLife: The Night Porter

Introducing Author Mark Barry

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Mark Barry is the author of many works of fiction including the cult football hooligan novel, Ultra Violence, the seriously reviewed, dark and harrowing romance, Carla, and the feel-good thriller, Hollywood Shakedown.  

He lives in Nottinghamshire and has one son, Matthew, who, so far, shows no sign of following in his father’s literary footsteps – though he does fanatically support Notts County (which is a much more important trait).

Mark is also the proprietor of Green Wizard Publishing, a company dedicated to publishing cutting-edge, innovative, and accessible fiction firmly based in reality.

The majority of his books are set in either Southwell (“Wheatley Fields”) or Nottingham (“The City”). It is a proud boast that local people who have read his novels can follow the trail of the quirky characters they encounter inside the jacket covers.

About The Night Porter:

Set in a hotel, in November, in the fictional town of Wheatley Fields, (based on Southwell, near Nottinghamshire, deep in Sherwood Forest). 

Four writers, all nominated for an upcoming awards ceremony, come to stay. 

One mega successful romance author, a top US thriller writer who sells in seven figures, a beautiful young YA tyro on the brink of world wide stardom...and a degenerate, nasty, bitter, jealous, trollish, drunken (but brilliant), self-published contemporary fiction author. 

The Night Porter is instructed by a secretive and powerful awards committee to look after their EVERY need, to ensure they make it through the two weeks to attend the ceremony. At the same time as keeping an eye on their wishes, antics, fights, relationships and never-ending ego explosions. And trying desperately to avoid getting involved himself. 

It's a comedy drama about writers (and Night Porters!) with twists and turns, nooks and crannies, shadows and mirrors. 

I don't think you will see an Indie published book like this anywhere in Cyberspace. 
Probably not a tradpubbed one either. 

It casts a sometimes shadowy light on modern publishing, the writing business - and the people in it. Writers who like to read about writers and writing will enjoy the book as will readers who enjoy innovative, clever and multi-layered fiction. 

1 comment:

  1. The Night Porter delves behind the scenes in the publishing business.


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