April 2, 2013


I know I've seemed more than a bit distracted. That's because I've got a pretty big announcement to make. See, while I was half-assing all those entires over the past year, I was putting some extra time into writing a book. Pricked will be released on May 6th via the Grand Central Publishing imprint of the Hachette Book Group.

John Copley - office dweller and civil war reenactor - has had enough. Blogging for years, he's attracted more trolls than Bilbo Baggins. Armed only with an iPhone, an emaciated DeviantArt-loving goth sidekick, and a semi-imaginary robot monkey, Copley is taking the net into his own hands one asshat at a time.

Pricked- brainchild of popular blogger Chris Cactus - is a riotous send-up of everything 21st century with just enough one-liners, sex, and kneecapping to keep even the most boring person engaged. Think of it as Life Of Pi without all those pesky decimal places. Or the boat.

Blurbs include:

"I laughed until I sprained something then cried at the sheer brilliance of this magical book." - Marshall Karp, author of The Rabbit Factory and co-author (with James Patterson) of NYPD Red.

"After ten years of blogging, Mr. Cactus finally brings you something that'll take you longer than your average bathroom visit to read. Most of you, anyway." - Jeff Parks, author's neighbor.

"Look, all I know is that he wanted a car. So I sold him a car. I don't know what to make of this book thing." Kevin Malone, minivan salesman at Hargrave's Honda.

So there you have it - the next step in my ever-expanding quest for world domination. Or just some serious fame and cash.

Seriously, it would have been too obvious had I done this on April Fool's Day. I've been half-assing for years. No excuses.

Posted by Chris at April 2, 2013 7:19 AM


Posted by: Nancy A at April 2, 2013 9:09 AM

Sweet! And congrats!

Posted by: COD at April 2, 2013 9:16 AM

Well done sir!

Posted by: Maggie at April 2, 2013 9:32 AM

Love it.

Posted by: Heather at April 2, 2013 10:21 AM

It's amazing how easily you were shamed into this. ;) I love the last review and the comparison to Life of Pi. Mainly cos I didn't like the book.

Thanks for the chuckle.

Posted by: alektra at April 2, 2013 10:32 AM