For the April A-Z blogging challenge, I’ll be blogging about my latest release, The Caretaker of Imagination.
My humour is sort of along the dad-jokes line, though I don’t often like to admit it! When writing The Caretaker of Imagination, I often laughed at my own jokes (something else I don’t like to admit) and wondered if anyone else would find it funny. But where does this humour come from?
In the early stages of drafting this book, I was reading Douglas Adams. I think, because that’s what I was reading, some of his humour leaked into my work (not that I’m complaining!) but it might be where the ‘deadpan’ humour tone came from.
I’d also recently finished re-reading the first few books in Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events where humour is understated, dry and a little bit dark.
And then, of course, there’s my actual dad, who’s jokes are as dry as cat kibble.
What sort of humour do you like?
How have external factors influenced your writing?
If you’re interested in the book, you can purchase it from one of the links below: