The travel diaries of John Dot: Margate (Mid Life Backpacker Book 1)

| July 24, 2017

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He wants her back. But not everything in life goes to plan, especially for him…

It’s make or break time for John Dot!

John Dot is determined to woo Olivia back and nothing will get in his way. Except himself. John is clueless about love and he is no Casanova. He is short, overweight with average looks. She is tall, slim and beautiful. His idea of a romantic weekend away is a weekend in Margate, England. Staying in a 3.5 rated hotel, he knows he is taking a risk but this is wooing on a budget, his budget.

He knows he blew it last time and he needs to keep his depression and anxiety in check. But how will he cope with a suicidal Transformer toddler, an expensive meal for two and an unexpected wedding party. Margate is a town at war with itself, just like John. As John navigates his way through the weekend and the challenges it throws at him, will he manage to win back the love of his life or will he, cock it up, again, as usual.

The Travel Diaries of John Dot: Margate is the laugh out loud first book, a FREE short story, in the Mid Life Backpacker Comedy Book Series. This is travel writing with a difference. If you love British dark humor, funny misadventures and sadness in equal measures, with a bit of comedy travel and laugh out loud romantic comedy thrown in as well, then you’ll love Kevin Kelly’s incredibly funny and intimate take on a mid-life man’s misadventures as he makes his way through life, relationships and travels. The Travel Diaries of John Dot is British contemporary comedy at its best.

Download The travel diaries of John Dot: Margate today to find out how John gets on!

??? Interview with the Author

The Author who is definitely not John Dot, despite being the same age, looking exactly the same and visiting the same places as John Dot, is called Kevin Kelly.

Q) Were you a creative writer as a child?

A) To be honest the most creative, I got as a child was forging my mother’s signature on my homework book. Sorry Mum.

Q) Have you always wanted to be a writer?

A) I have harboured the ambition to write a novel, since my mid-30s, which coincidentally is when I had my first mid-life crisis. But life and all its distractions got in the way, until now when I have started to get my shit together. Which is probably a good thing seeing as I’m now 48 years old.

Q) What do you hope to achieve with your book.

A) I want to entertain the reader, make them smile and hopefully laugh out loud too. As well as talk about issues that are normally hidden beneath the surface of modern life. Such as mental illness, mid-life crisis, the inner workings of a male, middle-aged mind and throwing in how a man copes with all this, whilst trying to keep things together as well as have a relationship on top of that.

Q) Why Mid Life Backpacker?

A) John is middle-aged and I wanted to explore all the themes above in the context of John travelling to different places. Plus, I wanted to use my own experiences of the places I have visited and hopefully in due course, get some money back to pay for them. Along the way, I hope the readers will also find out a bit about the places John Dot visits too.

Q) So, this is the first of many books then?

A) Yes, the next book, based on Thailand is due to be released Tuesday 12 September 2017 and I have several more books planned.

Q) Are you, John Dot, then?

A) Ok, that’s a stupid question, from a stupid interviewer. John Dot is fictitious. My agent warned you before the interview if you raised that question, then the interview will end.

Q) I’m sorry, John, I mean Kevin, please come back and finish the interview. Please, I promise not to ask the question again.

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