A sock puppet, in the modern literary world, is an author who adopts a fake persona with which to write glowing testimonials about their books on Amazon and other book review sites. Worse still, they write derogatory reviews of their main competition’s works and give them one star ratings! (This is an adult author thing. We children’s authors are far too nice to do such things!) However, during my fabulous week at the Hull, Big Malarkey Festival, I made a Dragon, Sock Puppet and it keeps talking to me from it’s little lair in a corner of my studio.
“Tell’em!” it whispers.”Tell’em about your dragon trilogy books!”
I always do as I’m told, so here we are – I’m telling you about my dragon books and giving you links to Amazon below. Not blatant marketing at all, just making a Sock Puppet happy!
Some old jokes are still funny. I’m currently working on updating the Christmas Stocking Joke Book, which was a number 3 best seller back in 1989 when it fist came out – beaten by Matilda and Prince Caspian!
I now have the rights back and I’m updating it to bring out this Christmas – probably a bit late! Some of the jokes are very dated – some are now politically incorrect – though I’m surprised how few – and some are still very funny – well, they made me titter then and still do now.
My favourite so far?
Grandad suffers terribly from wind, so we bought him a kite for Christmas!
I know, there is still a nine year old boy inside desperate to get out.
Of the new jokes I’m thinking of adding, I just can’t quite decide if I should put in:
What does Miley Cyrus eat on Christmas Day? Twerky!