Author Timothy Timpkins releases 'Work It Out with a Pencil'

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New book reveals outrageous tales of accountant's life

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LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England – Author Timothy Timpkins is only too aware of the basic stereotypes stamped on accountants: bland, boring and pedestrian dullards with a terrible, monotonous life are just some. But is it really so? In his new book, "Work It Out with a Pencil" (published by Xlibris UK), the author reveals outrageous tales that might challenge long-held preconceptions about the people from the finance department. He invites readers to journey along through his 20 years of living a stereotypical, yet occasionally kooky and surprisingly offbeat accountant's life.

"The stories are illustrated to prove that some, but admittedly not all, accountants can find themselves in humorous situations that do not involve the reader needing a crash course in bookkeeping or industrial-strength medication to endure such an ordeal," says Timpkins.

Drawing from over two decades of experience in the accounting industry which has taken him all over the world in both a personal and professional capacity, he relates not only the raucous dilemmas inside the number-run office but also aspects of his personal life and how he reacted to unexpected events as they occur. This, he believes, adds the necessary realism, sadness and comedy that makes up a good read.

"I would like the readers to develop a fresher perspective of accountants from the book. I would consider it a major achievement if I can persuade at least one person that accountants are not all boring, tax obsessed members of society that should be avoided at all costs."

Filled with whimsical side notes and anecdotes that conspire to create an engrossing and humorous page-turner, "Work It Out with a Pencil" invites all to step aside and watch in pure entertainment as the uproarious, quirky and rarely-exposed accountant's story unfolds.

“Work It Out with a Pencil”
By Timothy Timpkins
Hardcover | 6x9in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781514461280
Softcover | 6x9in | 120 pages | ISBN 9781514461273
E-Book | 120 pages | ISBN 9781514461297
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Timothy Timpkins was an accountant for over 20 years, working for some of the UK’s largest firms, including two FTSE 25 companies, working across a number of industries. Although based primarily in the north of England, Timpkins also worked in the south and west of England as well as in Wales, South Africa and Scandinavia on short-term assignments. Timpkins resides in the west of England with his fiancée.

Xlibris Publishing UK, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider dedicated to serving authors throughout the United Kingdom. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 0800 056 3182 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisUK on Twitter for the latest news.

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