Look no further than this laugh-out-loud book for Father's Day! Terry Flynn: I Owe You One is the first book in the series by Australian author Matt Judd, who has created a character that both men and women will love and, it's the perfect purchase for Father's Day this September 6!
Matt has people all over Australia laughing at Terry Flynn and all the trouble he gets into. As Marto from Triple M in Brisbane says, "Terry is the loser version of Les Norton"… but don't be fooled guys and gals, Terry might get himself into trouble but he has a heart of gold and loves his Mum!
After observing a bloke at his favourite local pub acting strangely several times, Matt – who had wanted to write a book for over twenty years – decided that this was the guy to base his main character on. Thus, the character of Terry Flynn was born.
Calm, mature, forgiving, honest, stylish, and sober, Terry Flynn possesses none of these qualities. Bumbling his way through life without any real direction, knockabout Terry is the first to admit he has never achieved anything of great significance in his 44 years.
Seeking retribution from anyone he believes has wronged him is common practice, but when a degenerate gambler looks set to turn his world upside down, Terry is prompted to produce his greatest square up to date.
With an extremely short fuse and an inability to conform with modern society, it's not going to be a walk in the park though. In fact, his best mate reckons it's the most ludicrous scheme Terry has ever devised and only gives him a 50 to 1 chance of pulling it off!
Terry's not concerned in the slightest, he's just got a cranky builder, a dangerous driver, English cricket fans and an 80s television star amongst others to deal with first.
It's going to be a few busy weeks in December, but with the help of a few friends, Terry's going to give it a crack or go down swinging!
Judd kicked off writing Terry Flynn with little idea how to fill the middle. Says Judd, "My Mum had been going through breast cancer and sadly passed away in January of 2014 at the age of 62. Like most Mums, she was just a great lady with a terrific sense of humour, and I didn't deal with it very well. Months passed and after feeling sorry for myself and having the odd beer or ten, I realised that if I am dealing with my grief like this, how would Terry deal with it? That's when the character of Sarah came in and the first book just grew from there".
"And, in dedication to Mum, a percentage of any profit made is being donated to Breast Cancer Network Australia."
Continues Judd, "I had a whole lot of fun writing this book – as hard as it was in some parts – but I hope readers get plenty of enjoyment out of this book".
I owe you one
Author: Matt Judd
Review: What an honest and raw Australian voice. A refreshing narrative tone not for the faint hearted. So much fun to read, "I owe you one".