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Almost there now...

Wednesday, 16 June 2021

Hi all 

Only a matter of a few days till Work in Progress (formerly Kitten on a Fatberg) is finally with us!

It's been a long wait, and we're so grateful to everyone for bearing with us. 

The book is currently on its way to the printers, and we're busy preparing our signatures.

It's already been released in sneak-preview mode via mobile reading app The Pigeonhole, and we've been blown…

Kitten on a Fatberg is no more (the title, that is)

Tuesday, 22 September 2020

Greetings Fatberg fans!

Our book is now scheduled for launch in the summer of next year. It's been a long wait, but there has so much to preoccupy everyone this year that the time has come round surprisingly quickly. In the meantime, we've made some great progress - and a surprising decision. 

We've been working hard with our editor Martha. She and her colleague Hayley have done a fantastic…

New publication date

Tuesday, 5 May 2020

Hi everyone 

First of all, we hope you are all staying safe and well during these tough times. 

Apologises for the radio silence on the Fatberg front -- we've been waiting to hear from Unbound where things stand in the light of the current situation. 

The good news is that the final manuscipt has been delivered, and we have now been allocated an in-house editor who will shepherd the book…

Hotel du Jack

Friday, 21 February 2020

In case you've not heard, Dan has recently published a debut collection of short stories.

It's called Hotel du Jack, it's published by Sandstone, and you can find all the details here:

If you've already had a chance to look at it, Dan would really appreciate it if you'd consider writing a wee Amazon review - there's no purchase necessary or anything, and they can really…

MS delivered!

Monday, 17 February 2020

Greetings Fatberg fans! 

Just to let you know that we have now delivered our final draft of the manuscript to Unbound.

Next we'll be assigned an editor and a publication date! 

More news as it happens...

Alex, Martin, Dan




You've only gone and done it!

Thursday, 6 February 2020

Bloody hell. One hundred per cent! 

We can't believe it. 

A massive thank you to everyone who has helped make Kitten on a Fatberg a reality!

We'll be back soon with details of what happens next. 

But all we can really say right now is: thank you. Also Phew. And thank God for that. And: where's the gin?

But mostly just: thank you.  

Dan, Martin, Alex


Shut the front door! | Over 90%!

Thursday, 9 January 2020

Amazing news - we are over 90% funded! 

Thank you so much, everyone! 

We shall be back in touch once we've stopped weeping...

D, M, A

New pledge levels to mark 80%!

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Greetings #KittenHeads! (OK that sounds a bit odd, but then #FatbergHeads isn't great either...)

Thanks again to everyone who's helped us to flop over the 80% mark! We're really grateful for everyone who's made a pledge, helped spread the word, or put some work our way.

To mark the milestone, we've added a couple of new pledge levels.. 

Bespoke critique

Get practical feedback on your own…

How NOT to run a successful writers’ group

Monday, 11 November 2019

To mark Kitten on a Fatberg hitting the 70% funding mark, our characters have got together to offer a few tips for how to run the perfect writer’s group. (Please note that the following views are entirely their own, and do not necessarily represent those of their creators.) 

Julia: I have five essentials for the perfect group evening. First, comfort: make sure your cushions have been restuffed…

Hitting the big six-oh: Blue and Jon pay tribute

Monday, 14 October 2019

Both in their different ways rather underwhelmed/disgusted by Peter's recent effort to commemorate our 60% milestone, two more of the charcters from Kitten on a Fatberg have put pen to paper to mark the moment.

Blue, our resident poet, has naturally turned to typically upbeat verse, while Jon, our resident conspiracy theorist, sees through to the 'true' meaning of the number...



Thoughts on reaching 66%

Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Hello world, it's Alice here, almost certainly the least prolific WRITER in the country if not the world, though perhaps what I lack in productivity I make up for in depth of insight into that condition, blessing, curse or disease - take your pick - that we call being a WRITER.

I want to thank all our supporters for helping us achieve another amazing milestone: 66%

I do love milestones, and…

A nice surprise!

Sunday, 20 October 2019

I got this lovely note in my letterbox yesterday from an anonymous #KOAF fan on the back of a leaflet he delivered. Thank you! (and I am old enough to remember that song!) - Alex


Hitting the big six-oh: Blue and Jon pay tribute

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Both in their different ways rather underwhelmed/disgusted by Peter's recent effort to commemorate our 60% milestone, two more of the charcters from Kitten on a Fatberg have put pen to paper to mark the moment...

Blue, our resident poet, has naturally turned to typically upbeat verse, while Jon, our resident conspiracy theorist, sees through to the 'true' meaning of the number...


A Diamond…

Thank you to our fellow Unbounders

Monday, 14 October 2019

We've been very lucky in recent weeks to get some support from some of our fellow Unbound authors, and in the process to find out more about the incredible variety of projects that are currently funding. Over the next few weeks we'll try and highlight a few...

Erica Buist's This Party's Dead is an extraordinary exploration of death festivals around the world, triggered by a heart-beaking personal…

We've hit 60%!

Thursday, 10 October 2019

Thank you so much to all our wonderful backers who have got us this far.

In celebration of this important milestone, here is a little extract from the book. This is from Peter, the group's conceptual artist, whose main goal in life is to make everyone else feel uncomfortable:



To: Crawley Writers Group

Sent: 24.01.1, 12:12

Subject: Who took my…

Fifty Per Cent – a poetic tribute from Blue

Monday, 9 September 2019

Fifty Per Cent


That could mean a glass

Half full or

Half empty.

My favourite glass -

A memento from a

Goth Weekender in Whitby

Showing a view

Of the Abbey -



Smashed to a million pieces by

A careless cat.

The Whitby trip was nice:

I met Greg, looking good

In vampire drag, his eyeliner



When we met up later in London

It became clear he was

A part-time…

Can it be true? We've hit 50%!!!!

Monday, 2 September 2019

I cannot believe we are now on 50%. In other words, if my maths is correct, we are halfway there! The authors have informed me that my previous update to mark the occasion of 40% was a little ‘self-regarding’. They said I should show more ‘gratitude and humility’ this time. So with that in mind I would like to humbly and gratefully thank all the contributors who have pledged so far. Thank you each…

We have 130 backers!!!

Friday, 5 July 2019

Wow! Extraordinary! Our humble project now has 130 backers. That’s more than the number of words I’ve written in the past week! Thanks to every single one of you for your wonderful support. I can feel your collective love flowing through me, giving me strength! You believe in me, so maybe I can start to believe in myself, too!

Alice Knowles


I've just heard: 130 generous people have put…

Congratulations! (what's my percentage?)

Monday, 3 June 2019

So now we’re on 40%. Who’d have thunk it! As the Arhythmic Tics of Planet Pi (Vol VI, Chapter 13) might cry, ¡thätzâlmøstfiftēę!

I’m proud to have played my part in getting us to this almost not quite halfway stage in our journey, even though I don’t totally agree with the way I’ve been portrayed in this book. Admittedly, those are my emails, but something is amiss evidently because they don’t…

They Don't Want You To Read This (A message from Jonathan Armory-Wargrove)

Sunday, 2 June 2019

40%! Woah! Help publish the books THEY don't want you to read! The Deep State vets ALL manuscripts submitted to regular publishers - FACT! Support the little guy and beat the Main Stream Media! POWER TO THE PEOPLE! 



P.S. Also, demand full UFO disclosure now! Expose the COSMIC Conspiracy!

Life Begins at Forty (a poem by Blue)

Sunday, 2 June 2019

Life Begins at Forty


by Blue 


They say that life begins at forty - don't make me laugh!

As the dread day approaches I feel like a giraffe

With laryngitis.

My creative juices will dry up and agglutinate

And people will say that it's age inappropriate

To have a full back tattoo of Robert Smith.

They say that life begins at forty, you'll feel free!

But that is not how it feels to me.

Hitting the big four-oh!

Sunday, 2 June 2019

We're delighted to tell you that we've hit the big four-oh - 40% funded at last.

Thanks so much to everyone who has pre-ordered a copy of Fatberg - we couldn't have got this far without you. 

Some of the characters from our fictional Crawley Writers' Group have been threatening to add their own voices to the commemoration of this important psychological milestone. We can only apologise in advance…

Kitten on a Fatberg hits 30%! Thank you so much

Friday, 5 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that funding for the launch of Kitten on a Fatberg has now hit the 30% mark! We want to say a massive thank you to everyone who has pledged or helped to spread the word -- this is all your doing, and we couldn’t be more grateful.

Many of you don’t know each other, of course, so we thought it might be interesting to introduce a few of our amazing supporters…

As chair…

We have our 100th backer!!!

Friday, 29 March 2019

Great news! Our 100th backer came aboard yesterday! We're thrilled that so many people believe in the project, and want to see the Kitten sail. Blue, our resident Sylvia Plath, has written a poem to mark the occasion, which our lucky 100th supporter will receive exclusively for this weekend, before it receives its world debut on Monday.

Who will be our 100th backer?

Thursday, 28 March 2019

99 wonderful, generous people have so far made pledges in support of our little project. Who will be the 100th??

In their honour, Blue has bared her tortured soul with a poem. It's called 'And the Number of My Pain is One Hundred'. I've read it and I can tell you, it's bleak, poignant, plaintive, elegiac, bleak. Everything you'd expect of Blue.

If you want to receive exclusive early-bird access…

We've hit 20%!

Monday, 11 March 2019

A huge thank you to all who have pledged so far in support of 'Kitten on a Fatberg'. We're absolutely thrilled to have reached 20% funding and are now more determined than ever to push on to 100%. There's been loads going on since we launched just over a month ago. We've had a write-up in the local press, and are shortly to be featured in 'Boundless' and the Society of Authors magazine. We've also…

Thank you!

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Thanks so much to everyone who has helped us get to 10% of our funding milestone in our first week! We've been blown away by how generous people have been, and we really really appreciate it.

The fatberg has been having a bit of moment this week, what with the monster they pulled out of the sewers in Sidmouth, Devon, and the launch of a public info film disguised as a movie trailer, Fatberg Invasion…

Publication date: June 2021
104% funded
248 backers