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Glaswegian care worker by day, wine swilling wannabe writer by night.
My first novel, Will You Love Me Tomorrow, was published by DA Diamonds in October 2008. I've also been lucky enough to have a couple of short stories published recently, one in Chapman magazine and another by YouWriteOn.com in their anthology of best selling stories published at the end of last year.

My second novel, Scratch, is complete at 98k words, though I haven't uploaded the full novel as I'm still tweaking the later chapters. The rest will be added soon. Hope it makes you giggle.

Scratch is now available to download on Kindle.

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Danny Gillan

The un-sanitised, hilarious and emotionally honest story about one man's quest to start his adult life again from Scratch.

Scratch is complete at 98k words.

Jim Cooper, a 33 year-old Glaswegian call centre worker, makes a big decision. He’s going back to adulthood ground-zero - no job, no debt, no, er, home, and starting again. Maybe this time he can do it right and get (or, rather, keep) the girl.
Given that his forward planning skills don’t extend beyond praying and having panic attacks, it isn’t surprising when Jim soon finds himself living with his parents and working for minimum wage, in the same pub he worked in when he was 18. Paula Fraser walking through that pub’s door for the first time in 12 years though, that is unexpected.
What’s even more surprising is that Paula admits she still loves Jim. But she’s married, and doesn’t want to be ‘a bitch’ until she’s told her husband the marriage is over. Unfortunately her husband is caring for his sick, possibly dying, beloved grandfather, and Paula can’t bring herself to have ‘the conversation’ until the old man gets better, or fatally worse.
And so, Jim and Paula embark on the tricky business of not having an affair, and not telling anyone they know that they’re not having an affair. Shouldn't be a problem, surely?


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I wrote 1913 days ago

Hi Sue Brilliant, poignant, funny and heartbreaking - that about sums up how I feel about these chapters and this story. I'll try to find time to give you a detailed crit soon, but just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed spending time in George's world. view book

I wrote 2005 days ago

Hi George, just wanted to say thanks for your kind comments about Scratch, much appreciated. Best of luck with your own writing. Cheers, Danny. view book

I wrote 2016 days ago

Hi James In light of your decision to self-publish, I thought I'd let you know I'm about to embark on a dreaded bit of self-publicity for my first novel. Although it's not self-published (I got lucky), the publishers are small and based in London, so I'm going to have to do a lot of leg work myse... view book

I wrote 2023 days ago

Hi Ali, just wanted to say thanks for your very kind comments about Scratch. Much appreciated. Best of luck with The Girl On The Swing. Cheers, Danny view book

I wrote 2023 days ago

stef nalton, you don't have a book up yet so I'll post my thanks for your comments here in the hope you see them. I've certainly spent a lot of time editing Scratch, both by myself and with the help of writers from other critique sites. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again, Danny. view book

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