Liam Brown

Liam Brown

“My TLC reader, Doug Johnstone, offered me the fresh perspective and insight I needed to lick my novel into the best possible shape ... More than that though, Doug’s support and encouragement helped boost my self-belief, both that I could actually write, and that Real Monsters was a story that demanded to be told. For a man on the verge of drowning, it was exactly what I needed: a hard, fast headrush of fresh air, enough to keep me struggling against the tide until my boat came in.”

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“You’re writin your name now I see? Well good on ya. That’s all a man needs to sign his life away ha. But really it’s good. I was twice your age when I learnt to write my name, so you keep it up. Like I said before, you’re man of the house now. It’s important you keep up the learnin. Don’t have your head in the books too much, mind. Ain’t no matter how smart you are when some little whatsit pulls a knife on you and tries to slit your gullet open. Think you’re gonna spell your way out of it? ” Extract from ‘Real Monsters’ – included in the showcase

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