Two New Books and a Podcast

27 Feb 17 


I’ve been knuckling down of late, and this year will see two brand new books – one for grown-ups, and one for kids…

Hamish and the GravityBurp comes out on March the 9th and I’ll be visiting some schools and saying hello to new members of the PDF…

And coming soon – my brand new book for grown-ups.

Sign up the mailing list above, and I’ll send you a video explaining just how this one came about very soon… or head over to the Facebook page where I’ll be giving some copies away for free soon too… and telling you about my upcoming podcast series…

You can grab the new Hamish book here… I DARE YOU!

“Quirky, silly and very entertaining” – Daily Express

“Brilliant… irresistible… guaranteed to fire young imaginations and make the whole family laugh!” – Lancashire Post

“The story moves at a bristling pace and is full of irreverent humour” – South Wales Evening Post

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Hello again

31 Jan 16 


Hi

I’ve been up to all sorts this past year – a script for Fox TV, writing on the new Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, enjoying a gig as Artist in Residence at BBC Comedy, popping up on TV and radio, handing in my 400th ShortList column, and some other stuff too.

Coming up, the FX network in the States are prepping a new JOIN ME project, from the guys behind the excellent You’re The Worst.

And this year I’ll be starting a couple of secret things, a new podcast for something exciting, writing a new book for grown-ups, and releasing this… the second Hamish adventure for kids.

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In this one, Hamish discovers a whole new world of people just like us… while being the complete opposite, too. I hope if you have kids they’ll enjoy it. Look out for the TV ads!

Pre-order a copy right here, and it’ll be delivered on day of release!

I’m also delighted to say that the first book’s been chosen to be read by the kids of Brighton, in their brilliant Young City Reads scheme. Can’t wait to get down there.

I love you!

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Hello Hamish!

11 Dec 14 


SAINSBURY’S CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARD WINNER – Best Book 9+
Sunday Times Children’s Book of the Week
#1 Children’s Fiction Debut of the Year

“Inventive, magical and rib-tickling” – The Guardian
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I’m very, very, very proud to introduce you to HAMISH AND THE WORLDSTOPPERS!

“Original, quirky and super silly, Wallace has written a great book that kids will really enjoy” – The Sun

“Wallace’s vividly imagined adventure cracks along at a brisk pace. Bristling with one-liners, it has an easy, unforced humour and a strong sense of excitement. Time freezing is a neat device and Wallace uses it skilfully to make almost anything seem possible” – The Guardian

“Wallace’s first foray into children’s fiction is a joy. A hugely-entertaining, child-friendly read with characters you’ll want to root for, despicable villains, a satisfying adventure and a really big heart” – The Bookseller

“It made me laugh so much I thought my sides would burst!” – Noah, aged 9, Press Association review

“A humdinger. Wallace’s humour is put to great use and there’s enough madcap adventure with Hamish’s gang, the PDF, to keep your average 8-year-old in a state of mild hysteria.” – Dad.info

“An amazing and unexpected read… a book that will stay with you for years to come.” – Middle Grade Strikes Back

“Lest you imagine there are pauses in this book, there are few – unless you count for wheezes of laughter” – The Herald

“I was overjoyed when I heard that there’s going to be a sequel” – The Guardian

It’s my first kids’ book, and it’s out now…

Do you know a kid who’s 7? Or 8? Or 9 or 10 or 11 or 12?

Then please introduce them to Hamish…

He’s a kid who lives in Britain’s fourth-most boring town – Starkley. But Starkley gets very exciting one day, when Hamish notices that the whole world has completely and utterly stopped.

The planes in the air. The cars on the road. The people all around him.

Everything stops – except him.

It was brilliant fun imagining all the things a kid would do if all the rules had changed. And coming up with his mortal enemies – The TERRIBLES.

And great also to have the brilliant Jamie Littler illustrating Hamish’s adventure…

I’ll be all over the place at festivals in 2015, and Hamish is also coming soon to Australia, Spain, Catalonia, France, Italy, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Mexico, Ukraine, Holland, Portugal and China… look out for him…

I hope your kids (you) like it! Get Hamish here!

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Dr. Danny

28 Aug 14 


IMG_7831First there was Dr. Ruth.

Then there was Dr. Phil.

I think there was a British one in there too, called Dr. Nick or something, but now there’s Dr. Danny.

I was amazed to be asked back to my hometown of Dundee recently to be given an honorary doctorate by the University of Dundee – the same place my dad worked in the late 70s and early 80s, and on the same stage my mum got her Masters.

They said I had to make a speech, though, so I did.

It’s just Seven Things I Know.

Things that may or may not be useful to people about to leave university, and start The Next Stage.

I was asked afterwards by a few people (maybe four) to put the words online, but thought this would be better.

My thanks again to the University – and also to the editor-in-chief of the Beano, Mike Stirling, who interviewed me on stage the night before.

I’m really proud to come from Dundee, and it was fantastic to be back.

So here’s the speech – Seven Things I Know.

 

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Absolution

14 Aug 14 


ARQIVA SILVER AWARD WINNER 2015

Just to say – myself and my friend Pete Donaldson (who I last worked with on 6Music and Xfm) will be hosting a brand new show on Absolute Radio every Thursday night from 8pm…

In it, we will Be Men. We will Man Up. We will discuss our Man-ness. We will study each others’ Manhood.

That sounded wrong.

Anyway, join in, if you are a man or have ever met one!

Plus! There’s a podcast¬†here

dannypete

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Who is Tom Ditto?

18 Feb 14 


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Well – that’s the question, isn’t it?

Luckily, I know. He’s the main character in my brand new book – WHO IS TOM DITTO? – and I hope you like him when the book comes out on April 24th.

Click HERE! to order a copy!

It was a challenge writing a second novel, but a fun one. Tom comes home one night to find a note from his girlfriend. The note says she has not left him – but that she’s gone. In his attempt to track her down, Tom stumbles across a very unusual group of people with a highly eccentric hobby…

Oh – and he’s fairly sure he’s being followed by an equally unusual girl…

PLUS! To celebrate the new book – I’ve only gone and brewed a beer! It’s called TOM DITTO IPA, and it’ll be available in all 76 Nicholson’s pubs up and down the country from March 25th!

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I brewed it with the legendary Truman’s Brewery in the East End of London, and we tried to base it on the novel… so it’s got a bit of New York, a lot of London, and it’s an IPA… (that’ll make sense when you read the book…)

Hope you like them!

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