Who is M T McGuire?

Well, you asked...

This is M T McGuire… and the green thing is a marrow kind of like a big version of a zuchini, if you’re American. That one grew to that size in 3 days.

Here are ten other things you never knew – and may wish you didn’t – about M T McGuire.

  1. M T McGuire is a humorous fantasy author – the books are quite funny too.
  2. MTM’s work has been read out on TV, but unfortunately, that was in another life and the piece in question was a statement for Watchdog. So far her novels have remained blissfully undiscovered by all but the most tenacious – and voracious – readers.
  3. She’s a stay-at-home Mum.
  4. She loves cars. Big time. Like Homer Simpson likes doughnuts.
  5. The first actual book M TΒ  wrote was Charles the Dragon Slayer – give her some slack over that title there people, she was only five. It’s hard forming words and letters when you’re that age, so Charles was correspondingly taciturn and the tales of his exploits short and pithy.
  6. It took 13 years to write Few Are Chosen, K’Barthan Trilogy: Part 1 – M T McGuire’s first publishable book.
  7. She secretly fantasises that her car is a snurd… not so secretly actually. It IS a snurd.
  8. She once played the national anthem on a make up remover bottle on TV. She suspects that could have beenΒ  her 15 minutes of fame, and that her books may remain undiscovered. “I fear that was my 15 minutes of fame,” she said, “and that my books will remain undiscovered.”
  9. M T actually, honestly, genuinely, knows the way to Amarillo.MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
  10. She’s member of the Gumbee Fantasy Writers’ Guild – seriously, www.gumbeeguild.co.uk.

M T McGuire’s practical stay-at-home-mum-mobile is pictured below.

“It’s lucky I never managed a second kid because I can’t afford the 2+2 version,” says M T, adding, “You would not believe how much primary coloured crap you can jam into a Lotus if you choose it carefully. Although I confess, if McMini ever wants to learn a musical instrument, some, the double bass, for example, will be off limits.”

I mentioned about the cars... right?

I mentioned about the cars… right?

48 responses to “About

  1. You’ve been discovered by me, I love the National anthem on odd instruments! No, really, your books sound interesting. I will have to check them out.

  2. Geoff Hughes

    Somewhere I have an e-mail from MTM advising that K’B Book 3 would be out by Xmas. Silly me, I thought she meant 2013???

    • Mwah ha hhaargh! Yes, I’ve been meaning to post about that. It’s on my to do list for next week. We had some fairly major family events last year which put the schedule back by a couple of months. BUT… On the UP side… I actually finished Book 3 yesterday all 267,000 words of it. So it’ll be book 3 and book 4 but they’ll come out pretty much simultaneously. It should be going to the editor on Monday, this Monday, as ever is and will be out at the end of March or early April… depending how many beta readers I can get and how fast they can turn it round.

      So there you are…



  3. Geoff Hughes

    How can there be a book 4 of a trilogy? Perhaps in other worlds things are a bit different???

  4. Geoff Hughes

    Whatever! Look forward to reading them on my Kindle. Digitum extractum Dear Lady.

  5. Kev

    So, what’s the marrow, M.T? πŸ˜‰

    • I used to live in Ely, down by the river. Our soil was black, the kind of stuff you buy in bags from the garden centre. That monster grew from newly pollinated flower to 18″ behemoth in 3 days. I take all the pictures so there are very few of actual me. It’s from 2002 but trust me, I look EXACTLY the same. Only with different spectacles. πŸ˜‰



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  7. Lydia Devadason

    Wow, am new to blogging and am so excited to have found your site. I’m originally from Cambs (my best friend is from Ely), am currently a stay-at-home mum and am in the process of writing a novel – a futuristic crime thriller – which I hope will (eventually) be published in some form or other – ha ha. I love your ‘about’ page and am definitely going to check out your books πŸ™‚

    • Hello there! Good to meet you. The book is done. Oh yes. So take it from me, if I can, you can. πŸ˜‰ Looking forward to finding out more about you and your writing. Thanks for stopping by.



  8. Hi
    Just wanted to stop by and say a massive thank you for all your comments and support. I also wanted you to know that I do always reply (as you said you didn’t know if I did) so I popped by to say I absolutely do. Blogger eh. Rubbish. But thank you a bucket load for your ongoing support. I really like your blog and have just signed up to follow by email πŸ™‚ I will defo be stopping by again.
    Amanda πŸ™‚

  9. Hi there,
    Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check out my little corner of the blogosphere and the follow, your support is greatly appreciated. Looking forward to seeing more from you πŸ™‚

    Have a great day,


  10. Hey MT, I tagged you in a writer blog hop. I’d love to hear your answers and learn more about you as a writer. Here is a link to my post http://booksaredelicious.com/2014/04/25/my-writing-process-blog-hop/

    • Yeek… I’m really sorry but I’ve already done this one a couple of times and I’m not sure I have enough people left to tag who haven’t done it already. I can answer the questions if you like or just… I duunno, post something else if that would help.



  11. Hi MT, thanks for dropping by and liking a post on Geokult-Travel.com. Your blog looks really interesting so am now following πŸ™‚


  12. Really enjoyed surfing around your blog! Some great stuff. Thanks also for stopping by.

  13. Thanks for visiting , very nice site.

  14. There’s nothing more entertaining than a humorous writer and naturally I don’t say this just because I write humorous books (I hope).
    Huge Hugs xxx

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  16. I just sent you $9.98 minus Amazon’s cut for books 3 and 4 of the K’Barthan trilogy. I very much enjoyed the first two and the short story. When I opened Book 3 on my phone, it pops up with some info containing a note about a 5th book. That will be quite nice! πŸ™‚

    Is there any chance a Snurd that appears to be a Lancia Stratos Stradale* could make an appearance?

    *Street version because the race version is uglied up with the huge lights on its nose.

    • Hello there Gregg!

      Firs of all, thanks for stopping by and a big thanks for buying my books. I hope you enjoy them as much as the first two. Re a Lancia Stratos Stradale sturdy… It depends how easily I can draw it! Definitely an idea though. It would go nicely with General Moteur’s Maserati. Although I have to warn you that The upcoming book is not K’Barthan at all. That said, there will definitely be an aftermath type story about K’Barth, either the book after the one I’m working on, or the one after that…. If that makes any sense at all.



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  19. Lucas Yule

    Thank you for the heads up MTM πŸ˜€ But in the end, each reviewer complained about a different aspect: the article was in its entirety, or the article was modified, or there was no source link – although there was one -, or this photo doesn’t do justice to my new haircut, etc. Well, being impossible to please everybody I’ve decided to end the catalog. Thank you for the considered message, you were one of the few who kindly explained it to me instead of attacking right way. Cheers! Lucas

    • Thanks. I try to be reasonable. πŸ™‚ sorry it didn’t work out. To be honest I think it was just down to communication/clarity. Maybe it would be wise to approach the reviewers before posting so they understood what you were trying to do beforehand. I dunno, the Internet is a funny place and people can jump to conclusions very fast or get the wrong idea about a person’s intentions very easily.

      All the best,


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  21. Mark

    Just finished B Movie hell. Thank you for this. Any more adventures planned for Andi in the future?

    • Delighted you enjoyed it. I think there might be but I’m not sure. I have some pukka, in space sci fi planned though. Although it might take a while. πŸ™‚

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