One small lie. One moment of weakness. Two young lives balanced on a knife-edge.
SMALL FISH BIG FISH is a contemporary coming-of-age story of friendship, loyalty, courage, and love. It's about learning what's important ... and the consequences of making the wrong choices.
Meet Stephen, a college student from Paisley, Scotland. He wants only three things out of life-a steady girlfriend, the respect of his parents and friends, and to steer clear of Archie's hate list.
It's not easy being seventeen-years-old, especially in this part of the world, and Stephen has never been one of the in-crowd. He's an outsider, a geek, an idealist ... with dreams of a bright future.
When he spots a ten-pound-note lying on the floor of a shop, his integrity is put to the test. When Archie finds out, Stephen's dreams turn to nightmares.
What Readers Say
'I found myself unable to put it down after the first twenty pages.'
'Every young person wants to know they're not alone. We are all Stephen at some stage in our lives, lost, confused, trying to fit in, struggling to come to grips with our lives and who we are. This book does this flawlessly.'
'This really is a wonderful story that all young people can relate to. It takes an age-old battle and puts it splendidly into words that many will appreciate. I could not believe the climax.'
'Your book reminds me of Frank McCourt's biography of his life growing up in Ireland.'
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PJ McDermott was born in his grandparents' house in the town of Barrhead just outside Glasgow but spent most of his growing up in Ferguslie Park, a notorious suburb of Paisley, where he developed a healthy appreciation for self-preservation.
In his teens and early twenties, PJ sang and played in several bands on the local folk circuit and pub scene. By twenty-one, a girlfriend convinced him to go to Glasgow University where he had a ball, and graduated Bachelor of Science. When he graduated, he fell in love with an Aussie girl who convinced him to return to Melbourne with her. Married to Susan, they now have two children (Fiona and Gillian) and three grandchildren (Mia, who is especially cheeky,) Ryder Patrick, and Ethan (who is too young to be cheeky yet - but is very cute.)
PJ discovered a love for writing and published his first book in 2014 - a coming of age novel titled "Small Fish Big Fish."
PJ is also the author of the science fiction series, Prosperine, comprising The Alien Corps, Rise of the Erlachi and The Scarf.