...back to P'kaboo Publishers

Monday, August 22, 2011

Launch of "Almost Dead in Suburbia", by humorist Douglas Pearce

The Grey Owl, looking rather surprised that people found the place! 

Grey Owl Centre lies about halfway between Pretoria and Johannesburg, which ought to mean that everyone should find it easily.  Furthermore it lies just off the two major main roads intersecting...  

The Cat, staring into the 4th dimension.

Almost Dead in Suburbia - a fast, fun read, was launched on Saturday the 20th of August, in Ebooks Etc, at the Grey Owl Centre, Midrand.

The book was described by one reader as "dark humour", leaning towards the macabre.  If you enjoyed reading Roald Dahl, you will also love Douglas Pearce's offbeat style of humour.

The Author, Douglas Pearce. 

Douglas Pearce, who wields a "wooden spoon" on a very tongue-in-cheek blog, chatting to some readers.  As these ladies are finding out, talking to Douglas is like being on a live cabaret show.  

Deep in shop talk with P'kaboo's manager Iain
Currently discussing the artistic layout of the bookmarks and books. 

Quiet please... author trying to write his name...

...and the Owl again...

The Owl...

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Debut Novel Launch: Saturday 20 August

Launch of a debut novel: 

Almost Dead in Suburbia

This delightful, fast-paced novel by Douglas Pearce will be launched in
Grey Owl Centre, Midrand,
c/o Brakfontein & Erasmus Road,
(View Map!)

on the
20th of August (Saturday) at
11h a.m. at
Ebooks Etc.
All welcome! Come and meet the author, get your copy signed and get a dosage of Douglas Pearce's infallible sense of humour. There will also be coffee / tea and some refreshments.

Also have a look at this blog to stay updated.

Douglas Pearce
Douglas Pearce

likes exploring the absurd or unlikely in his stories and mining it fully for its inherent humour. Nevertheless his characters are close to life, with real-people issues... you may recognize yourself in there, or perhaps people you know.

'Sorry,' Ralph apologized. 'Coming to terms with being almost dead is not that easy.'

Wiggleswood, a quiet English town so small that if you blink, you'll miss it, has probably never seen so much excitement before. Ghosts, almost-ghosts and ghostly cats haunt the place. And Bill Williams of the police is not too far-off when he suspects a crime, but it is not what he thinks... To solve the case, he has to apply the mysterious principle of Wiglob.

Yes, Wiglob.
Don't ask me; read the book!
(Click here for a peek into the book.)

Almost Dead in Suburbia
now available!

The comical ghost-mystery novel "Almost Dead in Suburbia by Douglas Pearce is now available from P'kaboo and selected bookshops.
To obtain a special, author-signed copy, you will need to contact the author directly or come to the launch!
All welcome!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Launch : Almost Dead in Suburbia - 20 August

This delightful ghost story with a humorous slant will be launched by P'kaboo Publishers together with Ebooks Etc, in Grey Owl Mall, Midrand.

Date:  20 August 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 11h a.m.

SHOP 23 Grey Owl Village
Brakfontein rd
Louwlardia, Midstream


11h:     Arrival of guests; help yourselves to coffee / tea and refreshments
11h15: Welcome, introduction of P'kaboo and Douglas Pearce
              Reading of excerpts from the novel 
              Book signings, chat to the author               

All welcome!