Bucket & Broom in China

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A very funny, light-hearted fictional diary/blog, seen through the eyes of misfit twenty-something Simon Broom. After starting a microbiology course, Simon lands a English teaching job in Shanghai, China, and heads off on a life-changing adventure with quirky girlfriend Julie Bucket. The story covers eight months in the young couple's lives as they struggle to find themselves in an alien culture. More
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About Steve Howrie

I was born in Leicester, England, but spent most of my adult life in Scotland, where I was a member of Bute Writers group. The interaction, positive feedback and general creative atmosphere of the group both improved my writing and pushed me to become more prolific. (I highly recommend joining a writers' group if you have a passion for writing). During my time in Scotland, I put together a collection of short stories and penned a situation comedy about bagpipes and relationships ('The Pipes, the Pipes), which was staged by a local drama group on the Isle of Bute. You can download the script on this site.

By the way, if you're interested in anything drama-related, I highly recommend you take a look at the Drama Groups website www.dramagroups.com. The site provides online information for amateur dramatic groups.

At university, I studied mathematics and astrophysics. My keen interest in the universe and dimensional spaces, pushed me to write my first time travel novel 'Time Leap', and its sequel 'Time Leap 2'. I'm currently working on a third book in the Time Leap series.

I have lived in China since 2008, and I'm currently based in Suzhou - a beautiful city close to Shanghai, which I highly recommend you visit if you ever come to China. I was a founder member of Suzhou Writers and Artists group and contributed to 'Letters from Suzhou', an anthology of writings published by our group.

Apart from writing books, I play guitar and have written many songs, most of which have been performed in London, Scotland, and Suzhou. A collection of my song lyrics are available here on Smashwords ('Connected to You'). I love writing dialogue (I'm sure you'll realize this from reading my books!) and combined with my passion for music, I was driven to write a musical play. I'll make this available for download on this site soon.

I believe that if you have the passion to do something creative, just go and do it! There is always an outlet for creativity in this World, and even if just one person's life has been touched by what you have written, then it's worth doing.

All the best from China,

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Review by: Andre' Mwansa on Jan. 30, 2017 :
Read this book, last year and enjoyed it as..... just first sentence made me laugh. loved everything about it. Great work!
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