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Stanley Stickle For One Night Only. Released

stanleyone night only frontThe latest book in the Stanley Stickle series by my alter ego Trevor Forest has been released on Kindle. Stanley Stickle For One Night Only tells the story of Stanley, the master plan maker who is desperate to rid himself of his wannabe girlfriend, Soppy Sonia.

Here’s the blurb from the back of the book:

Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

Stanley Stickle, the king of the master plan, volunteers to take part in the school production of the musical Oliver so that he can avoid Soppy Sonia at the school gates. Stanley would rather clean out his ear wax with the pointy end of a scorpion that meet Soppy Sonia after school. Unfortunately, he discovers that even master plans can fail, and when they do, they fail spectacularly. After a disastrous sequence of events, Stanley is thrown into the action on opening night and to his horror he finds he has to perform live on stage with Soppy Sonia, in front of a sell-out audience.

The book is on sale at just £1.99. You can buy it here.  Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

The paper back version will be published during the week starting 7th Sept 2015.

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Excerpt from Stanley Stickle For One Night Only

Miss Shrieker was tall and thin with a long scraggy neck, a beak for a nose, and piercing grey-blue eyes that stared at Stanley through a pair of round, steel-framed spectacles. Her white hair was tied back in a bun.

‘You must be Stanleeeeey,’ she trilled in a high pitched voice. ‘Do come iiiiiiiiin.’

Stanley stuck his fingers in his ears, wiggled them about to stop them ringing and stepped inside. He was ushered into the front room which contained nothing except a piano, a small round table that held a vase full of dead flowers and a metal, sheet music stand on which sat a page full of dots and wiggles.

‘Let’s get our voices loosened up,’ said Emmeline. She began to screech in a high-pitched wail. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

Stanley watched, fascinated, as the music teacher’s throat wobbled as she warbled. ‘Come on Stanley,’ she wailed. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

Stanley joined in. ‘La la la la laaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.’

‘Louder, Stanley,’ encouraged Miss Shrieker.

‘LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA,’ yelled Stanley.

‘Higher Stanley, hit that top note.’

‘LA LA LA LA LAAAAAAAAAAARRRRGH,’ shouted Stanley.

Miss Shrieker held up her hand for silence. ‘That was absolutely dreadful, Stanley. No wonder they sent you for lessons.’

Stanley took several huge gasps of air as he tried to get his breath back. ‘I… told them… I couldn’t… sing…’ he panted. Continue reading

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