Paul Greenway


Pasir Putih, Eastern Bali

Bali Billy

Bali Billy

To satisfy my love of writing and addiction to travel I have now finished the first of a series of books called Bali Billy. It is based on a TV series I wrote (but haven’t sold) called Middle-Aged Runaways, which I originally set in Thailand.

Bali Billy is about an Australian couple, Bill and Claire, who retire early and run away from home to escape their over-dependent adult children still living with them. They move to Bali, where they first met 35 years ago, to open a guesthouse and fulfil dreams they had before mortgages, jobs and kids: Claire plans to write a book and teach English, while Bill wants to work as a freelance journalist, but ends up buying and running a local newspaper called The Islander.

Characters include the ‘Maid called Made’, who they inherit with the guesthouse; Ketut, the former tea-lady at Bill’s newspaper, who becomes an award-winning Crime Reporter; Kylie, a transgender Fashion Writer; and their son, Ben, who tries to track down his parents and becomes an Internet sensation and star of an MTV show called “Bali Benny”.

Bali Billy is the first in a series of laidback light-hearted novels with quirky characters, exotic locations and interesting storylines written by someone who knows Bali very well. With a similar concept to popular TV series like Doc Martin (a London doctor in Cornwall) and books such as the No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency (in Botswana), Bali Billy is now available through Amazon.

 


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