Monday, September 26, 2011

Suckers n Scallies - Kate Rigby


I was born near Liverpool and now live in Devon.  I’ve been writing for over thirty years, with a few small successes along the way.

My punk novel, Fall Of The Flamingo Circus was published by Allison & Busby (1990) and by Villard (American hardback 1990).

Skrev Press published my novels Seaview Terrace (2003) Sucka! (2004)(now Suckers n Scallies) and Break Point (2006) and other shorter work has appeared in Skrev’s avant garde magazine Texts’ Bones including a version of her satirical novella Lost The Plot.

Thalidomide Kid was published by Bewrite Books (2007).

Little Guide to Unhip was published by Night Publishing (2010) and a departure from my usual fiction.

I’ve also had other short stories published and shortlisted including Hard Workers and Headboards, first published in The Diva Book of Short Stories and Texts Bones respectively, and now published as part of the Dancing In The Dark erotic anthology, published by Pfoxmoor Publishing (2011).

Other e-books include Down The Tubes, Far Cry From The Turquoise Room and a short story collection, Tales by Kindlelight.

I also received a Southern Arts bursary for my novel Where A Shadow Played.

Product description:

Suckers n Scallies - Loss and loneliness in childhood lead introvert middle-class boy Kit Ramsay into forbidden friendship and taboo territory with Liverpool tough boy, Terry Dacosta. Violence and deprivation in Terry’s childhood, drive him to aspire to a life like Kit’s. Their early experiences in 60s and 70s Liverpool are to have far-reaching effects on their adult lives and relationships.
Previously published in paperback as Sucka!. Now on Kindle.

Q: What will e-readers like about your book?

It's scouse, it's gritty, it's retro, it pulls no punches.

Q: Why did you go indie?

The freedom and power to present my book as I would like directly to readers, rather than having to consider what is considered 'marketable' and 'commercial' which in reality means you won't get taken on if your writing is a bit off-beat or outside the box.

Q: Who are your favorite authors in your genre?

Ali Smith, Graham Swift, Jane Gardam, William Trevor,
Nell Dunn, Gerald Hansen, Daithidh MacEoichaidh

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