Dot Gumbi was born and educated in Essex before attending Canterbury Christ Church University College where he graduated with a degree in English Language and Literature (Inc. Creative Writing). Realising such a qualification was of little worth in the real world, he sold his soul and went to work as a creative in the advertising industry.
To date, he has had work published in several Anthologies appearing in the UK, Slovenia, Spain and Hawaii. His first novel The Pirates of Maryland Point was well received (not just by his mum, but also by others) and spent much of 2014 in the Amazon Free Kindle Comedy Top 100 Which he is well chuffed about. He followed this up by working closely with the illustrator Marcel Baker to produce Jurassic Pulp, a parody mash-up thing involving Jurassic Park and Pulp Fiction – which is very funny, assuming of course you’ve seen the films…and liked them.
His latest book is Gumbi vs The World, a collection of travel writing charting his unfortunate adventures in Poland and America (There were monsters, movie-stars, hospitals, and the biggest ball of twine in the world).
He’s now concentrating on finishing his second ‘proper’ novel, a comedy whodunnit involving a Freddie Mercury impersonator, which he hopes to release sooner rather than later because it’s causing him considerable headaches.
And in amongst all of that, he’s got to fix the squeaky washer on the kitchen sink. And DIY and Gumbi don’t mix.