Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Mango the Unlucky Monkey goes NATIONAL!

The weather is tumultuous outside with rain one minute, stone splitting sunshine the next and ever present strong winds. However, I don't have much time to ponder on the atmospheric joys as I am busy planning my touring schedule with Miss Monkey. Next leg of the national tour is Dublin. If any fans out there know of a suitable venue which will still be free for bookings in May, please let me know. Also, if any fans out there would like Mango to be launched in their city, town, village or country - let me know. I might even consider doing it.

Mungs xx

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

I want to be like Mungo!!! COMPETITION!!!

So you want to be like Mungo? You've read Leaf: In Search of Ramune and were blown away by his wit and imaginative prose. You've seen the pictures of him winning Disresponsible Nodpot of the Year 2006 and you've read about him getting the job done.

But where do you start when you want to follow in your hero's paw prints?

This amazing new competition may just be the leg up you need. How would you like to see your name in print along with Mungo's in his next novel - Rainbow and the Mountain of Life - due out in August 2007? Interested? You should be. Here is the deal. Mungo is going to publish one lucky winner's story at the back of his next book. All you have to do is write a short story set in the Kingdom of Animals, but starring original characters, in the style of Mungo and sent it in. It is that simple! Stories should be no more than 2000 words long and the closing date is 23rd July 2007. Email your stories to All stories will be read and judged by Mungo.

And remember - WRITING IS EASY!!

Terms and conditions: Entry to the competition is free. Friends and relatives to Mungo are allowed enter. Nodpot points may be gained from entering, but only if you are a member of the Disresponsible Nodpots. Winners will be notified before August 14th 2007. Entries are likely to be illustrated. All entrants must agree to allow Mungo publish their stories in whatever way he sees fit. Mungo's decision is final.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Thoughts on the Book Launch

Hello fans. It's me, Mungo, here again to thank you all for coming to the book launch yesterday and being such a great crowd. I hope you enjoy the book. From the early feedback I have received already, it seems to be going down very well. I'm hearing a lot of 'it's better than Leaf!' which is great to hear. As a writer, I am always striving to improve (how can you improve upon perfection!) and it is gratifying when other people notice your improvements.

A good crowd turned out to the book launch. There were almost all the Nodpots (notable absences from Blueberry and Rusty) as well as many of my fans. Geri Valentine gave a lovely talk as did my dearest friend, Miss Monkey. I gave a reading from the book and Pamela read a short passage as well. Unfortunately the humour of her piece was over shadowed by some immature spectator from the back of the room who couldn't stop laughing over the words 'nut cases'. There is always one.

Book sales were good and I sold out my current stock of books, but don't panic fans - more are on their way.

I'm taking a break from writing for a few weeks to promote Mango, the Unlucky Monkey and then I'll be starting into Rainbow and the Mountain of Life in May. See you all at the next book launch (or catch you on the next leg of my nationwide tour)!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Mango the Unlucky Monkey Book Launch

It is hard to believe now that Mungo had never put pen to paper - or paw to keyboard - before January 2006. A retired judge of the toy court and retired actor of the silver screen, Mungo had never even considered writing fiction until he set himself the goal of winning Disresponsible Nodpot of the Year 2006 and realised to get enough points for nomination, he would have to write. Not only did he get enough points and win DNOTY '06, but he was also bitten by the writing bug. Now, a year later, he is proud to release his second book based in the Kingdom of Animals - Mango, the Unlucky Monkey.

Mango contains all the humour, imagination and excitement of Mungo's first book, with new characters and more insight into the Kingdom of Animals and our heroes, Leaf and Rainbow. 'The demand for another book was so strong from my fans,' Mungo says 'How could I refuse?'

How could he refuse indeed? With such salubrious fans as children's author, Geri Valentine, top solicitor, Miss Monkey, accountant to the stars and one time movie actress, Parm and his own campaign managers Mango and Tottie, Mungo knew that he had to write another book.

'I knew that I hadn't told all the tales from the Kingdom of Animals. When I finished Leaf, I knew that Leaf and Rainbow had more adventures ahead of them, and I still haven't finished writing all that needs to be written about them,' Mungo says. 'At first I thought it would be hard writing Mango, because it had such a hard standard to live up to in its predecessor, but I think Mango has lived up to Leaf, if not surpassed it.'

Mango, the Unlucky Monkey was launched today with such guest speakers as Geri Valentine and Miss Monkey, as well as a guest reading from Parm.

Mango, the Unlucky Monkey goes on general release on Monday 23rd April 2007, priced €15. Copies of Mango and Leaf are available from Mungo. Paperback copies of Leaf are priced at €15 while hardback copies are €25.

Friday, April 20, 2007

GOOD NEWS! (at last)

MANGO, THE UNLUCKY MONKEY arrived today, only one month late, so the book launch will finally take place on SUNDAY 22nd APRIL 2007 in Blackrock at 3pm. Remember to bring loads of money with you and come expecting to have a fun time. There will be champagne, readings from the book, guest speakers including children's author GERI VALENTINE and top solicitor MISS MONKEY as well as ME, MUNGO the DNOTY '06.
Want to see your own name in print? Come along to the book launch to learn all about my exciting new writing competition - I WANT TO BE LIKE MUNGO - where you could win the fantastic prize of seeing your story in print alongside my next book RAINBOW AND THE MOUNTAIN OF LIFE, due out August 2007.

See you there - if you're lucky!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Bad News

As most of you already know, Mango was not launched on Easter Monday. Mango was not launched at all. This is because it has been ridiculously delayed in being posted out to me. I am furious and I apologise to all my loyal fans for the delay. I will let you know when the launch date will be as soon as I have more information.

Third time lucky.