Salt Spring Island, BC (Vocus) June 15, 2010
Odd Jobs (published by iUniverse) is a comic-caper love story about the Mountie woman and layabout men, house and family, script-writers and cat-burglars. A modern tale of movie magic in the wrong hands: The Big Lebowski meets Elmore Leonard’s niece.
Marty Drysdale, an aspiring screenwriter-burglar, tries to finance his own movie — about burglaries he just might be committing — only to find himself pursued by a mob of angry investors and other unintended victims, including his ex-wife.
When Marty first meets Chick, femme fatale and member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, he has an ounce of marijuana in the back seat of his limo and a breaking-and-entering offense on his record. Escaping that first meeting with just a traffic ticket but a major crush on Chick, who is six inches taller, a month later Marty asks Chick to marry him. But Chick quickly grows frustrated with his laziness and oddities.
Then, one night, coming home from his latest job, Marty crashes his limousine. In the shower of sparks, glass and twisted metal, he has an epiphany: he will film his own movie and prove to Chick that he’s a man worth having.
It isn’t long before Marty finds himself pursued by a group of angry investors and other unintended victims of his latest scheme. He’ll have a lot of explaining to do if he wants to get out of his latest pinch and keep the woman of his dreams — and her daughter. Odd Jobs (published by iUniverse) is a comic-caper love story about the Mountie woman and layabout men, house and family, script-writers and cat-burglars. A modern tale of movie magic in the wrong hands: The Big Lebowski meets Elmore Leonard’s niece.
About the Author:
Karl Meade has written for numerous literary magazines, including The Fiddlehead, Open Letter, and Dandelion. He also served as editor for the literary magazine Absinthe. He lives in Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, Canada with his wife and two daughters. Born in Baden-Baden, Germany, he grew up on various Air Force bases in Canada. This is his first book. A podcast of Odd Jobs is available on Podiobooks and iTunes, and at http://www.karlmeade.com, and has had thousands of listeners.
iUniverse offers a variety of publishing services to help individuals publish, market and sell fiction, poetry and nonfiction books. The company utilizes print-on-demand technology, and is one of the largest self-publishing companies in the U.S. iUniverse is based in Bloomington, Indiana.