Remember Me     Forgot Login?   Sign up  

Share this article

kitten on a fatbergA new comic novel, by three local authors living in the same road in Palmers Green, is to be published this year by Unbound.

The book, called Kitten on a Fatberg, is a farcical story, told in emails, about an imaginary writers group.

"The seven members are all quite eccentric in their different ways, and the plot involves romance, deception, a cosplay stalker, and an alien mothership invasion - among many other things," says Dan Brotzel, one of the co-authors.

Dan lives off Aldermans Hill in Palmers Green along with his two co-authors, Alex Woolf and Martin Jenkins. The three belong to a writers group themselves, which gave them the idea for Kitten on a Fatberg.

The book took nearly two years to write. "We each took on a couple of the characters, and sent each other messages in character," says Dan. "None of us knew exactly what would happen next, so you'd have to read the email, find out what your character had been up to, and come up with a response. Every so often we'd have a pub meet and try to think about the overall plot. It was all great fun to do."

And were the characters based on real life? "Well, all the people in the group in the book are bonkers - nothing like ours of course."

Help get the book launched and support local authors - order your copy today: https://unbound.com/books/kitten-on-a-fatberg

Log in to comment

See also...

  • 18 June 2019

Seeking refuge

It is Refugee Week from 17-23 June, and there are seven 'simple acts' to raise awareness of the refugee experience. One of them is to 'share a story' in order to learn more about the point of view of refugees themselves. Helen Swinyard shares The Boy at the Back of the Class. (Originally published in Tottenham Community News) Read more

  • 30 April 2019

Are you stuck in a rut with your writing?

This course is for writers at any level who wish to generate lots of new ideas and material. This fun and playful course will use different creative writing exercises and prompts to get you working, in a friendly and supportive environment. We will set out from a new starting point each week, and experiment with different techniques and ways into prose writing. Read more

  • 29 April 2019

New 6-week writing course: Novella Fever

Do you have a great idea for a book but perhaps find the prospect of writing a full length novel intimidating? Our evening novella course is perfect for you - taught by writer Kiare Ladner (BBC Radio 4 Short Story, forthcoming novel from Picador). Read more

  • 26 March 2019

Nominations open for the Mayor of Enfield's Vintage Awards Day

The Mayor is hosting a Mayor’s Vintage Awards Day at Salisbury House, Edmonton, on the 20th April 2019 between 10am to 10pm with free admission. She is inviting residents to nominate people who deserve to be recognised for their outstanding contribution, achievements to community life, or their commitments to serving and helping others Read more