Welcome to the Bumpkinton page, here you'll find a brief snippet on how I got into writing these comedy books.
Wanna know a secret?
It village was originally going to be called Harrowdale, but I settled on the final name as I wanted it to sound like a completely ridiculous place.
I have some odd characters in the books whose names were thought up by myself, my partner and my friends. I wanted everybody to get involved, so I asked people to come up with some fantastic names, and they didn't disappoint.
- Amelia Goose
- Whitworth O'Grady
- Jessop Faraday
- Laura Summers-Day
- Wendy Pepper, and
- Artichoke Carruthers, plus others.
Though Artichoke Carruthers is definitely mine!
Releases in the Bumpkinton series
There are currently four single releases in the series, these are:
- Last Christmas
- The Bachelor, and
- Albert's Christmas
There is a fifth story called:
- The Family Jewels
However, this is only available as part of The Bumpkinton Tales: Volume One.
Then, nothing for four years.
However, in 2018, I released the first Bumpkinton novel, The Fantastical Gregory Shortbread, a story about a travelling theatre supremo who arrives in the village as it's going through its first crime wave in living memory.
- Who is Gregory?
- Who is Sara Hawthorne?
- And what the hell is wrong with Amelia's voice?
Well, you'll have to read to find out.