Name: Tasha Harrison
Occupation(s): Author, copywriter, wordsmith.
Novels: Package Deal, Hot Property, Pearls, Blown-Away Man, The Adventures of Fartella Gasratilova.
Genre: Comedy Drama.
Blurbs in a nutshell: Package Deal is about a group of British holidaymakers whose lives become entangled on the Greek island of Kefalonia.
Hot Property is about a group of British expats who find living the dream in Crete is tougher than they’d imagined.
Pearls is about three very different women whose lives collide when an unwanted gift falls into the wrong hands.
And Blown-Away Man is about an advertising exec who goes on a journey of self-discovery after an old friend drops a bombshell on him at a school reunion.
The Adventures of Fartella Gasratilova is a collection of short, humorous stories (of a rather windy nature) for children. It would’ve been called The Adventures of Fartina Gasratilova, but then I imagined a very unamused Martina Navratilova catching wind of it (sorry) and decided it might be best if I changed the name. Here’s what one parent had to say about it on his blog.
Confessions: I’m a self-published author. I used to feel a bit awkward about this, having had and then lost agency representation. But, for whatever reasons, this was clearly meant to be part of my journey, which I explain more about in this interview in The Guardian (from August 2013). However, with my current WIP, a YA comedy drama, I’m thinking that the time is right to look for an agent and publisher once again. Watch this space!
Other stuff: I’m married with two children and live in Brighton. I’m addicted to all the usual things in life: caffeine, alcohol, chocolate, Nordic Noir, checking the weather forecast in 10 different countries five times a day, and (as a former sub-editor on a tabloid newspaper) puns. (Remember The Pun Down? Sigh…)
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Twitter
I‘m also on Facebook as Tasha Harrison writer and I’ve just joined Instagram as Wordysnappinghood. (I’ve no idea why I joined Instagram. It might be just a brief fling…)