Hilarious and Heartfelt: Read an Extract from the Pick-up by Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

Hilarious and Heartfelt: Read an Extract from the Pick-up by Fiona Harris and Mike McLeish

‘Wait, what?’

‘I said, they’re gone!’

‘They can’t be gone. Where would they go?’ Megan looked panicked.

‘Maybe they’re just hiding somewhere?’

‘The girls have searched the whole camp.’ My voice sounded shaky. ‘They … are … gone.’

I was trying desperately to stay on point, but another part of my brain was still reeling over my second shock of the night.

‘Shit!’ All the colour drained out of Sam’s face as he ran his hands through his hair.

Megan took a step forward. ‘Are you sure? They’re probably just …’

‘I told you!’ I roared. ‘Are you listening to me, or are you still too wrapped up in …?’

‘Hey, hey, come on, guys,’ Dave said, stepping forward. ‘We’re not going to get anywhere by attacking each other.’

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      Synopsis

      Lizzie, Sam and Megan are very different people who became best friends over good coffee and good laughs at school drop-off. Single-mum Megan is contemplating a slightly scandalous relationship. Newly divorced Sam is navigating the ‘delights’ of online dating. And Lizzie is flat out juggling four kids and an absent husband. As if that wasn’t enough, this year the trio have decided to embrace their inner parent helper and volunteer to go on the annual school camp. If they think their personal lives are chaotic, this camp’s going to teach them what chaos really means …
      Mike McLeish
      About the author

      Mike McLeish

      Mike is an actor, writer, singer, musician, cabaret performer, song writer, one-time artistic director and full-time collaborator with his wife, Fiona Harris. He famously played Paul Keating in Keating! The Musical and has appeared on the telly in Utopia and Mustangs FC, and on stage in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.

      Books by Mike McLeish

      Fiona Harris
      About the author

      Fiona Harris

      Fiona is an actor/writer. She has written for television sketch comedy shows Flipside, Comedy Inc, Skithous and Prank Patrol, story consulted on The Time of Our Lives, had three books published in the Forever Clover series for Hardie Grant Egmont and directed numerous stage plays for Stage School Australia. She is also mother to two beautiful girls, who are quite partial to a bit of singing and dancing on stage!

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