Alex Kavanagh is the best! Problem is, he's the best at being a pedantic physics-obsessed geek. He's a teacher who hates teaching; a lover who's just been dumped (again); a writer whose articles all get rejected; an adult who still lives at home; and he's just had the worst day of his life. So far, so bad. Things can only get better, right? While drowning his sorrows he sees an ex from six years ago, Lucy Spiers. The point when Lucy dumped him for his best friend was the point when his life started to go nuclear. He can't help himself: he tells her exactly what he thinks of her. So it comes as a surprise when they go on a date. He didn't expect a spark to be reignited. Couldn't foresee the power of magnetism. He hadn't realised that he still loved her. Holy protons, he hopes she's changed. Oh, she's changed all right. She's actually Lucy's twin sister, Jane - someone prone to misguided acts of kindness. As lies pile up Jane wonders if she can avoid breaking Alex's heart like her sister did.
Sometimes Karl's writing spends time in the sunlit patches of literary fiction, where it likes to picnic beneath an old oak tree, accompanied by a bottle of wine, some cake, and a good book. At other times his words slope off into the dark shadows of horror fiction, and if you follow them you might hear chains rattling behind locked doors and the paranoid screams of the lost echoing in the distance. There is no obligation to enjoy both of those avenues. His aim is to tell a good story, regardless of genre.
Karl loves exercise, computer games, the natural environment, animals, social justice and zombies.
To find out more, please visit Karl's blog http://karldrinkwater.blogspot.com