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1 What's with the PictoPirate thing? What is a Picto? Are you actually a pirate?

Well that's three questions but OK here goes... A long, long time ago there was a thing called predictive text. This arcane and unknowable technology was the final arbiter of what words were real what was just you drunken fat fingering nonsense. According to the predictive text gods Shaun is not a real word and my parents should have called me Picto. All my chums at first accidentally and then deliberately transitioned from calling me Shaun to Picto after mobiles became ubiquitous. I was also one of the founding members of the UK Pirate Party so PictoPirate made sense as my nom de plume for the Internet age. And no I'm not actually a pirate... which is a shame.

2 What are you currently working on?

Well, firstly I'm pitching my debut novel A Series of Unfortunate Dereks a comedy tale of dimension-hopping murder. So, you know fingers crossed for that one. I'm editing my Lovecraftian horror novella The Knighton Corruption. Once I've finished the final edit I'll probably just self-publish that one as people don't really want to buy short stories. Finally, I'm writing my second novel. It is based in the same world as A Series of Unfortunate Dereks but not a direct sequel. It's another comedy but this time featuring a cult leader and a minor god in love.