Yeah, well. I admit it. I’m a two-timing bastard. I wrote this book of short stories and flash, called DIP FLASH. And people liked it, you know. Here, for example, is Maryom from Our Book Reviews Online:
All in all, an interesting set of stories, thought-provoking, funny, and/or scary; good, I’d suggest for watchers of ‘Black Mirror’.
And here’s Scott Pack:
Just finished reading Dip Flash by Jonathan Pinnock, a book I have, appropriately enough, been dipping into over the past few weeks.
It is a collection of stories sequenced so there is one short story, then a piece of flash fiction, short story, flash, and so on.
Full of gems. pic.twitter.com/klgyaWSsEG
— Scott Pack (@meandmybigmouth) June 30, 2018
However, I have to admit that most of my time at the moment is devoted to my novel The Truth About Archie and Pye (COMING OUT IN OCTOBER! LOOK! IT’S ON AMAZON ALREADY!). Or rather, my time is devoted to the still-as-yet-untitled sequel, which I am deep in the middle of writing. Incidentally, if you ever want to wrote a novel very quickly, get yourself a contractual deadline – I can thoroughly recommend it. It’s terrifying, but it doesn’t half focus the mind.
Anyway, I had a chance to spend a bit of quality time back in the short story world on Saturday evening, when I was invited to do a reading from the excellent FUNNY BONE anthology at the Bristol Flash Fiction Festival. I read my story “Embarrassing Dad” and it seemed to go down quite well. It was also lovely to bump into so many friends I hadn’t seen for ages, as well as meeting a few people I know online but have never actually met in real life. Basically, anyone who was anyone in flash was there, and it looked as if everyone was having a wonderful time. The food was awesome, too.
(At this point I was intending to post a link to my recording of my reading, if it weren’t for the fact that I completely forgot to record it. Ho hum.)
If you’d like a signed copy of DIP FLASH, I still have some available here, in the shop. Grab one now so you can tell everyone you knew all about me before The Truth About Archie and Pye became a massive worldwide publishing sensation.