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Jack Whitehall at the First Direct Arena isn’t the only event in town in Leeds on Friday (10th Feb). Nosireebob. For I’ll be participating in the locally-well-renowned Words on Tap/ Word Club night at the Chemic Tavern, compered by Mark Connors. This Friday is ‘Anything Prose’, and I’ll be reading from my novel The Lost Boys of Prometheus City (which you can buy from here). The event kicks off at 7.30, and details of the location can be found here.

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Jose Mourinho CoverMy Endeavour Press sports publication, Jose Mourinho: The Art of Winning, is available for just 99p on Amazon at the moment (ebook only). So go on, get your laughing gear around it here.

Here’s what the reviewers have said: “gives a good insight into Jose Mourinho and how he has become one of the most successful and talked about managers currently in the game.” Amazon Reviewer

“What a wonderful book! The most thoroughly researched, detailed, forensic and comprehensive analysis I have read about Jose Mourinho’s managerial career and how Kirby anticipates he will be welcomed and perform on the stage that awaits him at Old Trafford. Well argued with much use of original sources and fresh and engaging, this is essential reading for all students of management as well as Manchester United fans wondering that their club has let them in for.” Amazon Reviewer

I’m guest-blogging on the Leeds Big Bookend website today regarding the long and winding road to publication of my new novel, The Lost Boys of Prometheus City. If you want to read the blog, please go here. And if you want to get your hands on the paperback, please follow this link.

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hangIt’s Christmas Eve, and behind door twenty-four, we’ve another treat for you. The tradition of telling ghost stories on Christmas Eve goes way back. Today, if you’d like, I have a free ghost story for you to read around the fire. But be warned. This isn’t an easy read or listen. Hangingstone is available as a free ebook download from Amazon from today (for the next five days) and if you’d like to download it, please go here. Alternatively, if you’d like to part with a little cash for your treat this Christmas Eve, you might be interested in another of my ghostly tales, the recently released Deafening, which you can read as an ebook or print novella by going here.

ABOUT HANGINGSTONE

‘Hangingstone’ is a supernatural tale of madness, motherhood, and revenge.

Set on the wild Yorkshire moorland near Ilkley, it is the story of one mother’s desperate attempts to reconcile herself with the (ghostly) child who was taken from her many years ago.

Hangingstone Rocks are two monoliths of millstone grit which look out upon the seemingly idyllic town of Ilkley, a place which has stored up a wealth of terrible memories, particularly in its treatment of our less than fortunate mother, who returns to the rocks again and again in order to try and find a way back into the past, to the moment her child was taken away from her.

By the Amazon top-selling dark fiction author of ‘Bully’, ‘Sharkways’, ‘Paint this town Red’, ‘The Black Book’, and ‘The Haunting of Annie Nicol’.

kpBehind door number twenty-three, my publishers White House Press have another freebie treat in store for you: they’ve given me the details to pass on regarding a free promo for another of the writers in their stable, Andy Jacobi, who won their First Novel Award in 2014 for this brilliant novel, Kidney Punch. You can download the free ebook by following this link.

ABOUT THE BOOK

***WINNER OF THE WHITE HOUSE PRESS FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2014***

Shane Jackett is a fighter, born and bred.
He’s had to fight for everything, all his life.
It is all he knows how to do.

But when his family is threatened to be torn apart for a second time, Shane faces a terrible choice.

Unflinching in its honesty, and often brutal in its outlook, ‘Kidney Punch’ is the story of Shane’s coming to terms with his own masculinity in a world where there are a severe lack of adequate role models.

It’s a story about men escaping from responsibility, through drinking, fighting, running away.

It’s about trying to do the right thing when things get so bad it is not even clear what the right thing is.

This is the first novel by North-West England-based author, ANDY JACOBI, and it is already garnering high-praise from critics.

Behind door number twenty-two is my sinister short story ‘Death by Insurance Salesman’, which appeared in Sein und Werden magazine’s Not Quite Human issue. You can read the story by following this link.

There’s another free fiction short behind door number twenty-one in your A.J. Kirby advent calendar. Follow this link to read (for free) my short ‘Behind the scenes at the London tour’, which was published by Wordland magazine.