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Charlie Bray is an ex teacher, policeman, night club bouncer, bank manager and publisher.
In keeping with his love of humour, Charlie's first novel is 'Open House at Cove Castle - The Great Unwashed Are Invited In'. It takes a Tom Sharpe style look at an ailing castle run by a dysfunctional family of aristocrats. The family is broke and face the possibility of being evicted and living a life on the streets. Lowering its drawbridge to the great British public seems its only option but leads to a whole raft of hilarious incidents, created by ghosts, smugglers, forgers, assassins and squatters.
Charlie has also published two comedy novellas:
'The Village Idiot Cruise Club' He wrote it hoping to make it funnier than the Titanic, which he found hilarious. A quirky crew on a quirky cruise liner make passengers wish they'd been on the Titanic.
'The Village Idiot Ebay Club' He wrote this one in deference to all the rubbish he's bought - and still buys - on Ebay.
Charlie likes a bit of a rant, and his latest book, 'The Trouble With Celebrity' takes a heavy swipe at the famous. Well, he's got more reason than most to have a pop. He's been knocked out by one, peed on by another and had to pull a gun on one of the Great Train Robbers. He also lost Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, got drunk with Keith Moon and 'arrested' John Lennon. Oh, and Charlie went to school with a mass-murderer. Always there to help others, Charlie's even saved an old lady from a handbag swinging Lady Archer. Add that to one of your novels, Jeffrey!
Charlie, as an ex art publisher, is passionate about the self-publishing revolution and is the founder of
www.theindietribe.com a partnership dedicated to supporting and promoting self-published authors worldwide.With this hat on he has published a series of booklets, Build A Book: How to Write and Sell a Novel, together with '10 Steps to a Perfect Plot: A plotting Blueprint'