Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Housewife with a Half-Life has lift-off!

I’m declaring this a rant-free day on my blog. That’s because I’m using this post to let you all know that local author (well, local to me at least) A.B.Wells is going global (inter-galactic, even) with the launch today of her new book “Housewife with a Half-Life”.

The title alone is intriguing enough to warrant checking out this book but should you need even more encouragement then consider that this is a Housewife’s answer to the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy! Susan Strong is a suburban housewife who is literally disintegrating. When Fairly Dave, a kilt-sporting spaceman arrives through the shower head to warn her, she knows things are serious. When she and her precocious four year old twins, Pluto and Rufus, get sucked through Chilled Foods into another universe it gets even messier. Where household appliances are alive and dangerous, Geezers have Entropy Hoovers and the Spinner's Cataclysmic convertor could rip reality apart, Susan Strong is all that’s holding the world together.

In this madcap, feel-good adventure, Susan and Fairly Dave travel alternate universes to find Susan's many selves, dodge the Geezers and defeat evil memory bankers. From dystopian landscapes and chicken dinners, to Las Vegas and bubble universes, can Susan Strong reintegrate her bits and will it be enough to save us all?

About A.B.Wells

What is a housewife to do when she becomes 42? Write a book about life, the universe and everything. A.B.Wells is the mother of four children age 11 and under, three of whom are that particularly alien species called boys. As Alison Wells her more literary writing has been shortlisted in the prestigious Bridport, Fish and Hennessy Awards and she’s been published or is about to be in a wide variety of anthologies and e-zines, including the Higgs Boson Anthology by Year Zero, Metazen, The View from Here, Voices of Angels by Bridgehouse and National Flash Fiction day’s Jawbreakers. She recently won the fiction category of the Big Book of Hope ebook with a flash fiction medley and has a litfic novel The Book of Remembered Possibilities on submission. She blogs for writing.ie in the guest blog: Random Acts of Optimism. One of the as yet unsolved mysteries of the universe is whether the B in A. B. Wells stands for barmy or brilliant.

In her former life she worked, among other things, as a clerk like Albert Einstein, as a technical writer (and a HR. Manager) and before that studied psychology and communications where, in the college library James Gleick’s book Chaos fell on her head. Her ambitions include a desire to travel to see the Northern Lights and to really travel with Dr Who’s David Tennant in a Tardis.

You can find her elsewhere on www.abwells.com and blogging on Head Above Water or like A.B. Wells writer on Facebook.

Launch day (that’s today, May 8th!) activities for Housewife with a Half-Life will take place on A.B.Wells’ author page on Facebook, on Twitter - Follow @alisonwells) and on her main blog Head Above Water. There will be giveaways, the shortlist and results of the 42 word flash fiction competition and a fun treasure hunt where you have to hunt Housewife with a Half-Life related web activity to find the answers to some clues!

Most importantly though, to find out if we can all be saved from Universal Devastation, check out the ebook which is available on Kindle at:



And in a variety of formats on Smashwords

A paperback will be available in June!

Wishing lots of success to Alison and her “Housewife with a Half-Life”. And with that, I’m outta here. Now, where did I park me Tardis?

1 comment:

  1. thanks so much John, I hope people have fun reading it. there's been wonderful support from people on launch day including yourself and I'm delighted to have had the opportunity to take this step!