You, Me and Us
“F*** you for breaking my f***ing heart…”
This is the heart-breaking yet hilarious story of Jimmy Rowland and Erin Poppet.
Jimmy Rowland has the perfect life. He works in his favourite bar by day, and by night he lives his dream with his two best friends in his band.
Erin Poppet crashes into Jimmy’s life like a beautiful storm. He falls in love with her as quickly and as deeply as possible. The intensity of their relationship leaves Jimmy with a broken heart, a useless vacuum and a demon inside him.
Jimmy’s dream life quickly becomes a nightmare when he loses his dream job and destroys his musical career live on stage.
When he hits rock bottom, he decides he only has one choice, to rebuild his life from scratch. He has to get back the life he had before Erin.
This is her story. This is his story. This is their story.
Or as Jimmy would say…
“… this is the story of You, Me and Us.”
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I’d like to thank Rachel of Rachel’s random reads and Liam Hurley for allowing me to take part in this blog tour.
Today I would like to welcome Liam to my blog for a Q&A. Over to you Liam…
1. Where did the idea for you, me and us come from?
A: I was walking through Manchester and I saw a guy trying to bum a cigarette off someone, he looked very stressed. I wondered why he was stressed. I decided he was going to meet an ex-girlfriend. The rest of the story built from there…
2. Did you have a clear idea of how you wanted the book to start and finish?
A: I knew the book would start with Erin and Jimmy meeting and getting together, but the original ending was wildly different. I can’t say much without spoiling the story. A character just appeared whilst I was writing who radically changed the ending.
3. Do you have a favourite time of day to write?
A: I like to get up do house work, go to the gym and then I feel like my head is clear enough to write. So, around midday to 4/5pm.
4. What are your 3 favourite films and why?
The Lion King. It’s a classic story which resonates with everyone who watches it. A fun, heart-breaking yet uplifting story. As good as Disney has ever been.
Man on the Moon. Jim Carrey has never been better than he is in this film portraying Andy Kaufman. A brilliant look into the brief life of a genius.
Good Will Hunting. I am jealous of people who get to watch this film for the first time again. Iconic scene after iconic is played out on screen in this story of a Will, his demons and his brilliance. Robin Williams also jumps in with his only Oscar-winning performance.
5. If you could be a character from a book, who would it be and why?
A: Will Freeman from About a Boy. He just seems to have the easiest life imaginable. No job and a constant stream of money due to no hard-work of his own. Perhaps it’s clear from this answer how hard I’ve been working over the last six months!
6. What advice would you give to your 16-year old self?
A: I don’t think I’d give him much advice to be honest. Don’t get me wrong I was a bit of an idiot but aren’t we all at 16? Isn’t that the whole point of being 16? I’m still an idiot now almost a decade later. The one thing I probably would tell myself is to trust my instincts and go with them.
7. Describe yourself in 3 words…
A: Creative. Determined. Good with numbers.
8. If you had a chat show who would your first 3 guests be?
A: Sir Alex Ferguson, Ricky Gervais and Joe Rogan. All for entirely selfish reasons!
9. Have you got ideas for your second book?
A: I have the basic idea. This book is going to be ensemble-lead rather than one main character. And I have a few ideas for some of the cast of characters we will meet. The story will centre around a School Reunion.
10. Where would you like to be ten years from now?
A: Sat at my desk writing a book.
All about Liam
My name is Liam; I am an author from Manchester, UK. I love three things in this world, writing, reading and the viral video of the Irish family trying to catch a bat. (My girlfriend, family, friends and cats may be unhappy with this).
My hobbies include listening to podcasts, watching grown men fight and trying every possible type of ground coffee in the world. Here are my Top Ten reasons to read my book or spend the night with me…
1. It won’t cost you much.
2. It will be over relatively quickly.
3. I will be very grateful.
4. You can tell other people about it if you enjoyed it.
5. If not, don’t bother.
6. It’s always fun to have something in your hands to flick through.
7. You can review it online.
8. It will leave a mark on you.
9. You won’t want to put it down.
10. It’ll make you laugh.
Where to find Liam
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