Something different on the blog today – a character guest post by the author of ‘We Have Lost Chihuahuas’, Paul Mathews. I haven’t managed to read this book yet but I have to say that I am extremely intrigued. After all, it’s not every day someone admits that they have lost the chihuahuas!! Before I point you in the direction of the authors guest post, here is a little bit more about the book itself and where you can get your copy from:
London, 2046. The British Republic has a new First Lady. She’s Californian, ‘in-your- face, for sure’ and she’s got big plans for a Buckingham Palace refurb. When her three Chihuahuas go missing, one man is determined to avoid getting dragged into it all. His name is Pond. Howie Pond – presidential spokesperson, retired secret agent and cat lover.
Meanwhile, Howie’s wife Britt is handed her first assignment as a National Security and Intelligence Service rookie – to solve the mystery of the missing canine trio.
Will Howie manage to slope off to the pub before he can be roped into help?
Will Britt unmask the dognapper and grab the glory? Find out, in the latest, crazy comedy-thriller from dog-loving British author Paul Mathews.
‘We Have Lost the Chihuahuas’ by Paul Mathews will be available to buy from the 28th November. To pre-order your copy click here!
You ready for the character guest post? Paul Mathews was given a prompt for writing his guest post which was this:
Write about anything you want. It doesn’t have to be about books, writing or
But, and this is the fun part, I want you to write it from the point of view of a character from your book.
Give your character a subject and see how they get on.
Maybe you have a secondary character who wants a voice?
Does your villain want to view his thoughts?
Maybe your main character has a strong opinion on a subject?
It can be funny, angry, controversial or sad, whatever your character wants to get off
their chest and share with the world.
Without further ado, here is the hilarious, laugh out loud character guest post from Indie-Day. This is an absolute belter!!
Indie-Day – Howie’s Cat
Greetings, human. I only have limited time, so forgive me if I don’t wrap myself
around your legs or rub my head against your outstretched hand. I have a very
hectic napping schedule today, so let’s press on with this blog post.
Firstly, let me make clear – I do not have any dialogue in any of Paul Mathews’
novels. That’s because I’m a cat, and for me to start talking would transport his
literary genre from the realms of comedy thriller to paranormal comedy. And,
according to Mr Mathews, there’s not much money in paranormal comedies, so I’m
under strict instructions to say nothing in his books – other than the occasional bout
You will be aware, of course, that Mr Mathews’ latest novel has a canine, rather than
a feline, theme. While I’m not overly enthused by it all, it does make sense. That’s
because cats never get lost. They simply choose to be somewhere else. Dogs, on
the other hand, are generally pretty dumb and easily led. Don’t believe me? Try
taking a cat for a walk. Or asking a cat to fetch a tennis ball that you’ve been stupid
enough to throw fifty metres for no apparent reason. Or telling a cat to stop chasing a
blue bottle who’s flown into the kitchen because you left the window open. Go, on –
try it. You see? I was right.
I’m hoping that, in future novels, my humans might move somewhere slightly more
spacious. The Battersea pod in which we all live is only forty square metres and this
means I have a limited choice of napping locations. On hot days, I have been known
to take forty winks in the bathroom wash basin, though I have been disturbed on a
couple of occasions by a dripping tap. Why humans can’t get their water from bowls
like cats do, I really don’t know.
Anyway, my next nap is fast approaching and a laptop keyboard isn’t the easiest
thing for a feline to master, so I’m going to sign off now. I hope you enjoy the book
about missing dogs. I, for one, hope they stay missing.
Feline best wishes,
Huge thanks to Paul Mathews for the brilliant guest post. Don’t forget that ‘We Lost the Chihuahuas’ is available to pre-order now from Amazon UK.