Vasa and Ypres started as a challenge. A challenge to write a novel. A challenge to publish a fictional serial on a blog before it became an ebook, and then a paperback book. Most of all, it was a challenge to make a world of British humour come alive.

For that, I found inspiration in the comic genius of P.G. Wodehouse. The basis was simple. Jeeves and Wooster would become Vasa and Ypres. Chaps would become girls. Aunts would become uncles. The 20th century would make way to the 21rst. The rest, made up as I went along, became Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum.

Vasa and Ypres’s is a world where all complexities and worries are pushed aside. The major problems of our time do not appear. As the forever stylish Vanessa E. Vasa says in the final chapter of A Mayfair Conundrum, “I don’t deal with world hunger do I? I deal with conundrums. Preferably Mayfair conundrums.” This fictional world is a form of escapism.

Vasa and Ypres is a work of fiction. It is satire, and, hopefully, it is fun. Follow Vasa and Ypres as they engage in new and excitingly British adventures from Mayfair to Manhattan.

Chapters are published on Sundays.

J. B. Chisholm

The Author

Contact: vasa.ypres@gmail.com

If you are interested in publishing part of the Vasa and Ypres series electronically or in print, please use the contact information above. The Vasa and Ypres series is actively looking for a print publisher and literary agent. Please note that all rights are reserved.

148 thoughts on “About

  1. Good site! And many thanks for you ‘like’ of my post about being long-listed with the Fish International Short Story Prize. It’s a new area of writing for me and was quite a thrill.

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  2. Creative idea to make a blog of your story. I love fiction books that bridge the gap to reality. Thanks for checking out my YA art and writing blog.

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  3. Hi, thanks for liking some of the posts at rightplacerighttim.com – appreciate it!

    Though I admit I’ve not read your story yet, I like the look of the idea, so it’s bookmarked for later. Looking forward to it!

    Thanks again.

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  4. First, hats off to serializing a novel and leaving it entirely on its own, not buried in cookie recipes and inspirational quotes and how to change a nappy.
    Second, thanks for hitting my site. I know how this goes, but once in a while you find a gem. This is one.
    Classic over-the-top Brit characterizations. The Bucket woman on crack and acid. Spectacular.

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  5. Dear Author,
    I would concur with Mr. Holloway’s remarks regarding marketability; and to P.G. Wodehouse’s inference to a loud calling.
    With utmost admiration,

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  6. Dear Author,
    Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious! (If that’s the expression I’m looking for.)
    You have created a brilliant story oozing with mystery, intrigue, and satire to satisfy a growing fan base. I’m confident that Vasa and Ypres’ adventures will bring you much success.
    With utmost sincerity,

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