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Abandoning childhood plans to be an astronaut, Dave Cousins went to art college, joined a band and was nearly famous. Many years later – after much reading and typing – he became an author.

Mina from Magpie Soup, first appeared in Dave’s debut novel, 15 Days Without a Head. “I knew there was so much more to her story than appeared in the book, so it was great to have the chance to write a small slice of it here,’ says Dave.

His latest book Waiting for Gonzo is narrated by a music obsessed boy called Oz and ended up with its own soundtrack featuring the imaginary bands in the story. To listen to the songs and watch the music video for Cigarette UFO go to Dave’s website (

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