The latest offering from Jake Barton whose first vel, Burn, Baby, Burn stormed into the Amazon All Books Top Ten. Snippets from new vels, try-outs, reminiscences and, for the first time, an insight into the author's own remarkable experiences. Not for the squeamish, but there's so much else on offer here. Short stories, poetry, travelogues, interviews and thoughts on 'writing' plus plenty of the traditional hard-hitting fare readers have come to expect from Jake Barton.
Jake Barton used to be someone completely different - this is a massive step down. Jake was known by another name for many years . He was younger then, clever, hirsute, handsome, good company, sensible and superbly fit. None of the above apply now. During the course of an unconventional life, touched by wanderlust, involving much movement around the globe, he has been a labourer in a steel-works, taught English and History, been a work-study engineer, a restaurateur, civil servant, Nightclub bouncer, antique dealer, owned a small French vineyard and also had another job that he's not supposed to talk about. To define Jake Barton in one word would be difficult. Wastrel comes pretty close.