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Length: 346 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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About the Author

I've read what many other fiction authors have written in this section with dismay. I get the feeling many believe they are applying for a job. 'I'm a thirty-eight year.. I grew up in a small.. I have two.. I studied at the University of.. - blah, blah, blah.'

None of that matters. As a writer, I have a job already - to entertain my readers. That's the minimum requirement. The ultimate achievement is to enthrall, beguile and compel them to want to keep on reading my words.

A fiction author uses words and order to create a sketch; a framework for the reader's imagination to fill-in and give color to an imaginary scene. The background and experiences of the author should have minimal bearing on this two-way creative process. With my fiction, it's 100% about enjoyment.

Everything comes from the imagination: to suggest otherwise would lead people to conclude that someone like a Koontz must surely be a psychopathic killer, or a Wilbur Smith must have killed a thousand lions with his bare hands, or J.K. must have wizards in her garden, to be able to write the incredible works that they create.

Product Details

  • File Size: 983 KB
  • Print Length: 346 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Peter Butler (June 8, 2014)
  • Publication Date: June 8, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KVQR2B8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #588,355 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Everything I write is fiction, except the true parts...

I began my working life in radio and then as a voice-over artist. Early on in my career I took a job with a T.V station as their Production Manager which had me writing, producing and frequently voicing the commercials we made. This led to offers of voice work from recording studios and advertising agencies. I loved my first involvement with writing, but the lifestyle of a voice-over artist won me over. This career deflection caused my days to be spent either talking encouragingly or shouting enthusiastically into microphones in recording studios instead of tapping out words on a keyboard.

A hiatus can be a good thing if you can learn from it and this choice exposed me to the written words of some truly excellent writers. (it's true - many fine writers pay their bills by writing advertising copy) They gave me a terrific appreciation of the importance of sentence structure: the way the words flow off the tongue and into the ear make a huge difference as to whether the message is received and accepted - or not. It is near impossible to make a poor script sound nice, but conversely, one that is well written just automatically sings and gives the listener (and reader) a bountiful choice of interpretation - of color and depth of understanding.

Believable, natural dialog and the description of action scenes are the areas I consider most important in my novels. Setting is also very important. Finding the right balance between description and narrative is a never ending challenge, but, I would prefer my readers remembered my scenes and story rather than the dress the protagonist wore or the house he or she lived in. This balance is also critical in the way a character's feelings and aspirations are developed. Too much character 'soul searching' in one passage of the book can lead readers to become disinterested - and we don't want that!

As a writer my job is to be a storyteller - to entertain the minds behind the eyes that read the words. That is the minimum requirement - the ultimate achievement is to enthrall, beguile and compel those minds to want to keep on delving deeper into my stories.

A fiction author uses words and order to create a sketch; a framework for the reader's imagination to fill-in and give color to an imaginary scene. Simply put, we authors are trying to get you to visualize a story. Many authors like to give a resume to their readers, but I can't see how you knowing a fiction writer has a truck-load of kids or a PhD in something will help that process. With my stories, it's 100% about enjoyment and if some ill-informed nonsense is called for, then so be it.

I challenge you - check out Garrett & Sunny and Womanhood, and Kinky to see if a doctorate in anthropology and a dim understanding of contraception might have made them better stories.

All the best, Peter.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Agatha Miller on January 28, 2015
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A book that made me smile all throughout its length. Funny, witty, intelligent, Garret's life described within the book is interesting, engaging and full of spirit, passion, wealth, adventure and most of al filled with...life. I did not find a better word to describe it, and maybe it will not do the novel justice, as it is a very good one indeed, but as it inspired this joy and will to smile to me, I did want to share this excitement in a review. A really good 21st century work of fiction - focused, exactly as the author wants, on entertaining the reader - an expectation that was clearly exceeded for me. The spicy love story and Sunny as a character really adds to the story some excitement, making the overall book exciting and fun to read.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mary Leckie on January 28, 2015
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Travel, romance, comedy, emotion, and intrigue…what more could you ask for? These are just a few of the things this talented writer has laced throughout this story that will captivate you and leave you wanting more! The characters are so enjoyable and eloquently woven into this tale that will touch on all of your emotions, which I just loved! I didn’t want to put the book down and nearly finished it one evening. I was entertained and really enjoyed every aspect of the book. The author Peter Butler really won me over in this well written piece, which I highly recommend!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By P. Benson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on January 27, 2015
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This is my first book by this author and it was perfect. Funny, charming, sincere are a few words I would use to describe this story. I started laughing on page one as Garrett describes his hangover in loving terms we all can sympathise with. It's a really fast-paced read and I found myself flipping through the pages quickly wanting to know what was going to happen. Good writing!

Being inside Garrett's brain for some 200 odd pages was a pleasure and I would recommend this book to any reader looking for a fun read with some witty dialogue.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mo Birch on January 11, 2015
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This author’s style of writing had me doubled over in laughter throughout this book. With every situation Gary finds himself in (whether self-inflicted or unintentional) I found myself getting pulled more and more into the story. The journey these characters go on is both hilarious and poignant, a fun depiction of self-discovery. This is a story of love, finding answers, and finding your purpose all while traveling between England and Australia - two amazing countries. Be prepared laugh and get sucked into this book for the next few hours.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Natasha Moore on January 12, 2015
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I came across Garrett and Sunny while looking for a fun interesting read that would be able to capture my attention. I am so glad I did. The author came up with a wonderful plot that kept me guessing what was going to happen with each turn. The characters were lovable and so much fun to read about. This is one of those books that really had it all, adventure, suspense, tons of emotion, and a good bit of humor as well. I will surely be checking out more books by this author soon.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By SonnyO on January 13, 2015
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This is absolutely hilarious. These guys just keep you laughing all the way through the book. It’s got a little of everything which keeps the reader engaged from beginning to end. The characters are presented in a way that just makes you laugh and smile with every adventure. It is uniquely a guessing game at what they will present with each adventure from England to Australia. Perfect characters for continuing adventures.
I certainly hope Peter gives us more!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lone Alaskan Gypsy TOP 500 REVIEWER on May 1, 2015
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I don't know which character captures your heart more in this endearing tale. Garrett & Sunny is the charming tale of a well-off-to-do man named Garrett. Up until now Garrett's life has been pretty normal, but things take a drastic turn for the 'different' when Garrett wakes up after a pretty intoxicated evening to discover some women's items in his room. The kicker? He has no idea who they belong to... well, until he meets Sunny; the quirky and beautiful girl who's pretty sure she gave up her v-card to Garrett- even though Garrett can't remember it. As if that piece of information isn't enough to sink in, over the next two weeks Garrett's life continues to get more and more absurd. His sweet little old grandmother sends him off to Australia where he embarks on a journey to keep oil companies from destroying the homelands and culture of the aboriginals. With the help of an ancient aboriginal man (who seems to be stuck in some kind of time continuem) he may either discover his purpose in life... or not.

This laugh-until-your-gut-hurts tale is literally one of a kind. Between every quirky and crazy character introduction, I found myself more and more curious of where in the world this charming tale was headed. Not a single chapter passed by where I wasn't reeling in laughter. Author, Peter Butler, brought Garrett's story to life in hilarious detail. Even amidst the drama, the plot twists, and the scenery changes- Garrett's crazy little tale kept an upbeat mood that made it a totally enjoyable to read.

Sunny's character captured my heart right from the beginning. With her 'Zoe Dechanel' essence I feel as though almost all twenty-something year old girls will adore her.
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