Life Knocks,
written by Craig Stone

Shortlisted for the 2012 Dundee International Book Prize.



A blogger's dream come true.

Master of Metaphors.

These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe the hilariously delightful, insightful and completely down to earth man we know as @robolollycop in the land of Twitter.

And yes, this British author has even been compared to a teen pop icon due to the number of interviews he's been drawn into.

Early last year, I was very honored with having the opportunity to interview Craig on my blog about his book, The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness; please do yourself a favor and catch that right HERE.

When asked about Life Knocks, this is what Craig said: "Life Knocks is the prequel to The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness; it’s how I ended up living in a park. I meet the Cambodian Mafia, almost get killed by a mountain, live in Hawaii, travel through Thailand, live with a mental landlord, struggle with drugs and alcohol."

One of the many reasons I have fallen into such a deep state of respect for Craig and for his writing is the fact that he doesn't know what it means to give up. I, like so many others, have read his words and realized that it's actually his own autobiography - and we're left wondering how this man is still alive; the "adventures" (if that's what you'd call them) he's been through are incredible.

They would have crippled an ordinary person, and yet Craig comes out of them all, like some movie actor jumping through the smoke of a burning building.

Dramatic? Yes. But not really, not when you read his autobiography, what he's actually been through; I also encourage you to take a moment and look at Craig's own blog and website. You are going to be amazed!

Note: If you're a Kindle Prime member, The Squirrel That Dreamt of Madness is available for the free lending program, and I recommend reading it. (I have three times.)