Hey hey! 

Heather Curdie, my editor from Penguin Books, has given me a stack of editorial notes on Thai-riffic! I’m blessed to have such an experienced editor on board the Thai-riffic! Express. She’s given me lots of think about the plot, characters and the short stories themselves. It’s freaky to think that she knows as much as I do about my work.  

Right now, my head is spinning with my own notes, thoughts and ideas. I’m geninuely excited seeing Thai-riffic! evolve again. Remember I said that it started out as a teacher based comedy called Grow Up Sir? It’s come a long way since then, and each draft has been shaped by others. Comments have come from close friends, people from my writers group and my awesome agent. But while I consider their feedback, I only take what I feel is right. My heart has the final say.

One of the perks of being a writer is that you never stop learning and refining your craft. I think this editing process will make me a stronger writer, and being in very capable hands has fuelled my confidence that Thai-riffic! will be something special 🙂

Of course it’ll be hard work. But in the wise words of Miley Cyrus, it’s all about the climb!

I meet up with Heather next week at Penguin HQ. Watch this space…


About the author

I'm an author, stand-up comedian and teacher. My books include Thai-riffic!, Con-nerd, Punchlines and The Other Christy. I'm a massive Nintendo fan and love eating burgers. Follow me on Twitter or Instagram @oliverwinfree


  1. Sarah Hazelton says:

    03/08/09 @ 4:20 pm 

    Hi Oliver.

    Nice blog! Also, I’ve worked with Heather and she is made of awesome. You are in very good editorial hands!


  2. Oliver says:

    03/08/09 @ 5:19 pm 

    Hi Sarah
    Thanks, I can’t wait to work with her on Thai-riffic!
    BIG smiles

  3. Alicia Tang says:

    17/09/09 @ 6:04 pm 

    Ahahahaha awesome

  4. Alicia Tang says:

    17/09/09 @ 6:05 pm 

    Hi Mr phommavanh,
    Nice blog :]

  5. Oliver says:

    17/09/09 @ 6:09 pm 

    Hi Alicia
    heaheahea thanks for visiting, come back soon and stay tuned for more exciting news!

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