I’m delighted to announce that my second book, The Return of the Mullet Hunter, will be published on Monday 2 December 2013. That’s just about a fortnight away!
The book will be available throughout the world, initially as an Kindle ebook, and for British readers it’ll be just £3.00. You’ll find it on my Amazon page from Monday 2 December, where my first book continues to be available.
The Return of the Mullet Hunter is the sequel to that first book, Up The Creek Without a Mullet, which was published in 2010. The second book continues the story of my worldwide search for places with the word “mullet” in its name.
The search is a silly mission inspired by the hideous 1980s haircut, but one which has taken me from Albania to Australia and from Ireland to Canada, and which has led me to explore deserts, mountains and remote islands in search of obscure, little-known and often sparsely populated backwaters that normally would boast few reasons to attract a visitor.
But in heading to these unlikely destinations I’ve enjoyed adventure in the absurdity, found beauty in the solitude, and met a whole host of people across the world keen to help me along the way.
It’s a journey that’s been ongoing since 2003, with my first three missions to Albania, Ireland and Australia documented in Up The Creek Without a Mullet.
The Return of the Mullet Hunter picks up the story with my trips to England, Canada, New Zealand and the USA. The story sees me travel from uninhabited islands to dull suburbs to the desolate Californian desert in search of mullets. In the book I rise to media stardom in New Zealand, descend into immense self-doubt at the stupidity and cost of my adventures, and inadvertently stalk a film director.
It’s a tale of adventure, persistence and finding that spark in life that makes you wonder “what if…?”.
The Return of the Mullet Hunter will be available initially (and exclusively) on the Amazon Kindle, though other ebook formats will follow in the coming months.
If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry – you can still read it with the free Kindle app on everything from your smartphone to tablet to desktop computer. Here’s how. Kindle books, and indeed other Amazon products, are available in many countries throughout the world – and if your country isn’t listed here you can just use amazon.com. I have no plans as yet for physical copies, but that’s not to say it won’t happen – watch this space!
There’s much to tell you about the book, such as how and why I self-published, how I developed the cover (above), and why on earth it took me so long since the first book to get the second one finished.
More on that in the coming days.