I am probably contractually obliged to mention that I have a new book out today. It is my first humour book since the vile crime against trees I wrote with Anne-Marie Forker. Another co-authored affair, this time I had the pleasure of working with Matt Adams – a good writer, friend and man who shares my dubious taste in what is funny.
Called 1001 Ridiculous Ways To Die, it does exactly what it says on the cover. Written primarily for Harper-Collins in Australia, it records 1001 ridiculous deaths. From the 8th Century BCE to May 2008, ancient Greece to Dubbo, if someone has kicked the bucket in a bizarre way, they are probably in our book.
Released in the British Isles today, it is not due out in Australia till November 1st, when Matt and I will be doing the publicity rounds. An American version is due for release in January 2009.