Daley James Francis


5 Stars at SelfPublishingReview.com

“British through-and-through, from the shaggy-dog “lad culture” feel to locally-sourced details. Suffice to say, the characters and dialogue are a riot in this book, with parts that had me absolutely roaring with laughter. Francis has translated the tale of the highs and lows of machismo in British culture perfectly to the novel format. Despite its casual demeanor, the book is professionally put together, complete with its charming cover. Recommended.” – Self-Publishing Review,… Read More

“There’s this gnawing sense as you type your script: “Maybe I’m just doing this. Maybe this is just for Mum. Maybe she’ll read this and no one else will…”” – Screenwriter/Director Shane Black It doesn’t matter if you’re a screenwriter, a novelist, a blogger or a journalist. If you’re a writer, there will have been a time when you’ve sat at your desk with your head in your hands and wanted the… Read More

My third novel, SOMERFLIP, is a black comedy about small town legends and reputations, father and sons, machismo and beer. Here is a Q&A I did with a friend that’ll give you a little more insight into the origins of the story, what it’s about, and all that jazz. What is Somerflip about? Local legends, stories and people who become larger than life based on people’s accounts of their lives and actions…. Read More

Based on a true story… Witnessed by drunks. My third novel, SOMERFLIP, has been shipped off to my lovely editor (who will beat the crap out of it in her beautifully brilliant way), and I’m really excited about it. The novel is a short and sweet story about fathers and sons, machismo, small town reputations and good beer. It takes place over 24 hours in a small town in the East Midlands, where… Read More

The films and books that I grew up with – and the ones I have enjoyed as an adult – were all I thought about during the creation, outlining, writing, editing and production process of THIS BOOK BELONGS TO. It was impossible not to gauge and judge them against other projects, even if I knew that it would probably be nowhere near as good as them! With that in mind, I’ve compiled… Read More


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