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No, I’m not a sexual deviant…

…my good friend, Author, David Robertson reveals some of the hidden trapdoors awaiting a scribbler willing to be a Guest Speaker…



Well what a palaver that was!
“Can you do a talk about your books at our community library?” I was asked.
“Of course!”
Well I was hardly going to say no was I! My second book, In The Doghouse, has just been released on an unsuspecting public and I’m hardly going to pass up the opportunity to shout about it, am I?
“That’s great. Leave it with us and we’ll let you know when.”
“Thanks very much,” well I was chuffed to be asked.


I didn’t have long to wait for the call.
Unfortunately it wasn’t the one that I was expecting.
“Are you DBS checked?”
“DBS checked, you know – it used to be CRB until they changed it.”
Ah yes, the ministry of Silly Acronyms and Initials strikes again.
SAI what!
To be honest I had come across it before. They ask for the same thing in…

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.., Woof! Woof!…is Author, David Robertson barking mad?… or just being a writer?

…this ‘ere blog caters to Guest Posts in most languages, even Doggiespeak… as witness this canine contribution from my Chum, (see what I did there, Mabel?), Author David Robertson… enjoy…


Oh hello, nice to see you again.

No, that’s very perceptive of you, I’m not Seumas.

But he has kindly lent me his blog because I have a bit of news.


I am, yes. That bloke who wrote DOGNAPPED!

I’m pleased you remembered.

Well I have that trouble myself to be honest, can never remember a name – but at least you remembered the book, so that’s a start.


Oh, it’s on the tip of your tongue. O.k. I’ll leave it until the end – see if you can dredge it up from the depths of your memory in the meantime.

I’m exactly the same, I like to try to figure these things out for myself. And don’t get googling it either – that’s cheating.

Anyway, where were we?

That’s right, thanks – my bit of news.

A new Misty book came out at the end of November!


That’s what I thought too.

This one’s called IN THE DOGHOUSE!

Well I’m not going to tell you the whole story am I now!?

Suffice it to say it concerns Rascal – yes that’s right, the big cowardly German shepherd – and the rest of the gang in their quest to get him a new kennel because he’s outgrown his old one.

And the crazy spaniel, One-Eyed Rose, knows of a kennel shop on the other side of town.picture1

I mean how much trouble could they possibly get in to?

You’re right – loads!

And once again the illustrations by Ian R Ward are fantastic.

Oh you did? Well it’s nice you remembered someone’s name!

No, I’m not miffed.

Just something in my eye, that’s all.

So if you have a child, grandchild, nephew, niece or you just know of a kid somewhere in your town around the age of 7 to 11 you have an excuse to buy it, because let’s face it it’s not for them is it? You want to read it first!

And this is the ideal time – buy it now, read it (you won’t forget the review, will you?) and then you can give it at Christmas as a stocking filler.

Think how popular you’ll be!

No, you don’t need to thank me, just grab the book, that will be praise enough.

Say that again.


It’s done very well, thanks for asking.

In fact, if you’ll allow me to blow my own trumpet for a minute.

What do you mean, ‘you were going to anyway!’

How rude!

But you’re right, come over here a minute – let me whisper. Wouldn’t want anyone to think I was getting a bit big-headed would we.

Not again we wouldn’t, no – have it your way.

Listen – DOGNAPPED! is in the final of The People’s Book Prize 2017.

How about that then!

I know, I know! My level of chuffedness is off the scale of the chuffedometer!

Well, since you ask I don’t think that there’s a prize as such. Probably something to prop up on the mantelpiece I suppose, but me and Kate get to go and have some posh nosh in London I think and perhaps even a mention on the old Sky telly box.

Not bad that, eh!

For a bloke whose name you can’t even remember.

No, I’m not going to tell you now.

Here’s the link to my author page – http://amzn.to/2e0GyRe

And my blog – https://mistybooks.wordpress.com

And my website – www.mistybooks.net

You can look it up on one of those!

And come May when the third book’s out and I tap up Seumas again for a bit of a plug, perhaps you’ll remember who I am then!

I’m not bitter!

And no, I’m not David bloody Walliams either!


…thanks for this tail-wagger of a piece, that man, David… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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