Saturday 3 April 2021

Whisky for Breakfast by Christopher P Mooney


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How we came to publish this one

Christopher signed up with our own Debz Hobbs-Wyatt to have his work edited. She spotted a great collection of short stories.

The title

The title came from one of the stories in the collection. This often happens. Sometimes a line in or even the title of one of the stories epitomizes the feeling of the whole collection.  

Some notes about the process

This went through the normal three stages of editing though it was very light in each case: Christopher and Debz had already done most of the donkey work.   

The cover

The brown on the cover and the title, indicate to us straight away that the material in this is sombre. Fortunately with short story collections there is no real genre to which we need to conform. Elements of the picture here and the fonts are shades of similar colours, giving the overall effect of something subtle. This entirely suits the tone of the book.


Some notes about style

Some of the reviews on Amazon give a useful indication of the style:


‘Whisky for Breakfast includes thirty-five pieces of transgressive fiction. Yes, the content - language, characters, scenarios, themes, etc. - may be considered shocking by some, but it's important to note this is obviously not the writer’s intent, nor does it dilute or in any way detract from the obvious quality of the writing. It's really great to read something provocative that gets you thinking! Loved it!’   


‘A superb read. I love to read but don’t make the time. I made the time for this. It shocks and entertains brilliantly. So descriptive and gritty.


‘Different to anything I have ever read! Brilliantly written and each story is written from a completely different perspective which is interesting to read.’



Who we think the reader is

This collection is not an easy read. It challenges the reader. So, this is for the reader who likes to be invited to think and who likes a literary style.



This book has some way to go to cover all of its costs but it continues to sell steadily.       


What else

We have published a record number of books in the last twelve months. We are pleased to have this within our collection.


Review copies

It’s always great if you can buy the book and give us a review. Just click on the link to be taken to Amazon. If you would like to review and you are strapped for cash, just get in touch for a free PDF or mobi-file.      

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