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The Awful Truth About The Herbert Quarry Affair by Marco Ocram

Genre: NA/ Adult Literary humour, satire

Blog Tour Dates 15th - 22nd June 2021

Publication Date: 15th June 2021

Standalone prequel to the ‘Awful Truth’ series of ground-breaking surreal novels.

Estimated Page count: 260

Formats Available - Mobi, Epub, PDF and Limited UK / US Paperbacks

Author Content Warning: About one profanity per chapter, some violence of a cartoonish sort.

Type of Post Available - Reviews, extracts, guest posts and Q&As

With a jangle of keys, a door opened. Herbert clanked in, his arms locked to his sides, his ankles shackled, his face a Hannibal Lecter mask. He was overjoyed to see me.

“Marco, I’m jailed day and night with murderous thugs who can’t tell Schiller from Shakespeare. I’m desperate for intellectual stimulus—but you’ll do for now.” 


TV personality Marco Ocram is the world’s only self-penned character, writing his life in real time as you read it. Marco’s celebrity mentor, Herbert Quarry, grooms him to be the Jackson Pollock of literature, teaching him to splatter words on a page without thought or revision.

Quarry’s plan backfires when imbecilic Marco begins to type his first thought-free book: it’s a murder mystery—and Herbert’s caught red-handed near the butchered body of his lover.

Now Marco must write himself into a crusade to clear his friend’s name. Typing the first words that come into his head, Marco unleashes a phantasmagorical catalogue of twists in his pursuit of justice, writing the world’s fastest-selling book to reveal the awful truth about the Herbert Quarry affair.

About Marco Ocram

Little is known of Marco Ocram’s earliest years. He was adopted at age nine, having been found abandoned in a Detroit shopping mall—a note taped to his anorak said the boy was threatening the sanity of his parents. Re-abandoned in the same mall a year later, with a similar note from his foster parents, he was homed with his current Bronx mom—a woman with no sanity left to threaten.

Ocram first gained public attention through his bold theories about a new fundamental particle—the Tao Muon—which he popularized in a best-selling book—The Tao Muon. He was introduced to the controversial literary theorist, Herbert Quarry, who coached Ocram in a radical new approach to fiction, in which the author must write without thinking—a technique to which Ocram was naturally suited. His crime memoir, The Awful Truth about the Herbert Quarry Affair, became the fastest selling book of all time, and made him a household name. It was translated into every known language—and at least three unknown ones—and made into an Oscar-winning film, a Pulitzer-winning play, a Tony-winning musical, and a Golden Joystick-winning computer game.

Ocram excelled at countless sports until a middle-ear problem permanently impaired his balance. He has yet to win a Nobel Prize, but his agent, Barney, has been placing strategic back-handers—announcements from Stockholm are expected soon. Unmarried, in spite of his Bronx mom’s tireless efforts, he still lives near his foster parents in New York.

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Publication Day Premium Package Schedule

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15th June

  1. wee_glasgow_bookworm

  2. Rae's Reading Lounge

  3. Jazzy Book Reviews

  4. Cheryl M-M's Book Blog

  5. Kathrynbooksville

  6. Ellesea Loves Reading


16th June

  1. Curled Up With A Good Book

  2. Splashes Into Books

17th June

  1. jamjarsbooks

  2. Tizi’s Book Review

  3. @ANovelPage

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