Quotable Tuesday-Philip Yates

“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes “Awww!” Jack Kerouac

Today’s quote is brought to us today by author Philip Yates who says, “This quote always gets me writing. That’s us—we’re the mad ones—-and proud of it, too.”

What madness does Yates pen, pray tell?

Funny books. No, seriously hilarious books for young ones. Books like: A Pirate’s Night Before ChristmasTen Little Mummies; World’s Silliest Jokes and Best School Jokes Ever.

And guess what? In a startling bit of levity, Yates recently received three picture book contracts in one day. Slightly unheard of in these precarious publishing times. But that’s how good Yates’ writing is. What are the three forthcoming books, you ask? Well, two are follow-up books to A Pirate’s Night Before Christmas and the third is a gem called I Love You So Much I Want To Throw Up.

Ahh sweet madness, I can hear the little ones giggling already. Wild fits of glee are upon us brought to you by the marvelous Mr. Yates.

The Playful Mr Yates

For more Yatesian hilarity, please see this author interview at Cynsations.