Tuesday 29 August 2017

BLOG TOUR: About Us - Jon Rance

I am delighted to be today's stop on the blog tour for About Us by Jon Rance.  If you haven't heard of the book, here is a litte snippet of what it's all about.  It definitely made me head straight over to Amazon to snap up a copy!

This is the story of Rosie and Pete. From the beginning until the end.

Hello! I’m very excited to be here on day six of my blog tour for my new book, About Us. Thanks so much for having me. About Us, has been out now for seven days and the response I’ve had has been brilliant. So many kind, wonderful comments, so thanks to everyone who has bought a copy. If you haven’t bought it yet, or indeed if you haven’t heard anything about it, here’s what you’re missing.

About Us, is the story of Rosie Willis and her relationship with husband, Pete. The book is set over twenty years from when they first meet at university in the 90’s right up until present day when they’re both early fortysomething’s living in south London with their three children. It’s a comedy drama about the choices we’re forced to make when life doesn’t go to plan.

I think one of the things that sets my books apart is the characters. I love creating characters and not just the main characters, but also the secondary ones. If you’ve read any of my previous books, you’ll know what I’m talking about. In, About Us, we have Rosie and Pete, but the other characters I really enjoyed writing were the children. Rosie and Pete have three children, Alice, 14, Josh, 10, and Daisy, 7. All three are interesting, funny, quirky, and have their own lives and problems. Being a parent of two children, I feel as though I can offer something insightful when it comes to writing children. They’re always so interesting and as I said, quirky.

One of my favourite television shows of all times was, Outnumbered, because it was funny, real, and it felt like a real family. Quite often when I watch tv shows or read books about family life, it can feel contrived or unreal. It’s like viewing someone’s life on Instagram - it’s nice and has some semblance of reality, but it’s filtered. This summer my family and I went on a six-week tour of the UK. Six weeks together. If you saw the majority of the photos it looks incredible and as though we’re the perfect family. We’re not. If you saw the video of my six-year-old son having a complete meltdown at Edinburgh airport or heard the complaints about seeing “another boring castle” you’d see the real holiday. The fifth consecutive Tesco meal deal for lunch at another playground. I wanted to capture of all these moments in, About Us. It really is a warts and all look at family life, marriage, and about what happens when it all goes wrong.

About Us, is a dramatic comedy about life, about love, about us, and it’s out now exclusively on Amazon. Grab your copy now for just 99p for a limited time!  Click here to buy from Amazon!

About the author:

Jon Rance is the author of five novels: the Kindle top ten bestseller, This Thirtysomething Life, Happy Endings (both published by Hodder and Stoughton), This Family Life, Sunday Dinners and his latest, the romantic comedy, Dan And Nat Got Married. He's also the author of the Christmas novella, A Notting Hill Christmas.

Jon studied English Literature at Middlesex University, London, before going travelling and meeting his American wife in Australia. Jon loves comedy (especially sitcoms), the films of Richard Curtis, travelling and tea. He just turned forty, which is a terrifying time, so his books might get a bit edgier and possibly angrier as a result.

Jon writes dramatic, romantic, comedy fiction similar to the work of Mike Gayle, Matt Dunn, Nick Spalding and David Nicholls.

You can email him at: jonrance@yahoo.com

Please visit his website: www.jonrance.co.uk

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