50 shades of red, white and blue; SPOOF MUMMY PORN GOES GLOBAL.
IT started as a lark but now Leesa Harker's spoof Belfast version of "mummy porn" 50 Shades Of Grey has gone global.
The scribblings from the single mum have been a huge hit online and now a career as an author is on the cards.
Leesa, 34, from North Belfast, set up a 50 Shades Of Red, White And Blue Facebook page and began posting hilarious tales of her characters Maggie and Sally-Ann.
It has quickly opened an exciting new chapter in her life, with 15,000 Facebook fans, plus publishers and agents keen to sign her up.
The mother of two, who previously worked in car sales and as a bank manager, is studying English Literature at the Open University. She told the Daily Mirror she can't believe how quickly people responded to her posts and admits she hasn't read any of the smash hit E.L. James books from cover to cover.
Leesa said: "I didn't like the first book. I thought it was rubbish and I think E.L. James has even said herself the writing is not that good. I think it was all the hype.
"I wrote the first spoof chapter on Facebook on Friday for my friends and it has just gone crazy.
"It's written with a Belfast accent. I think there is a wee bit of a Milly in all of us and I'm not looking down at anyone. It's a laugh."
There are now 10 chapters on Facebook with fans as far afield as Australia and Canada giving it the thumbs-up.
Leesa is going to add extra information about what Maggie and Sally-Ann get up to over the Twelfth.
This will be posted on Amazon as an e-book and on Monday, Leesa has a meeting with Blackstaff publishers about a novel she is writing called Three Blind Dates.
She revealed: "I had sent work to agents before but hadn't heard back, so it's weird I am doing things the opposite way."
Leesa's parents Sandra and Gordon are on holiday and because they don't use the internet, haven't quite realised what their daughter is on about.
Leesa said: "They are telling me about the sunshine in Turkey. I think they will have a heart attack when they realise what is going on, but I am going to beg my dad not to read it.
"The feedback I am getting has been really encouraging and I am so chuffed they like what I have written.
"I was a wee bit worried it was too Red, White and Blue, but people from all backgrounds have been loving it."
SELLER First published as an e-book, 50 Shades Of Grey by former TV executive, wife and mumof-two E.L. James, together with its two sequels, have sold 10 million copies FROM 50 SHADES OF RED WHITE & BLUE: Sure wassen my Gillette razor like a rusted door hinge it'd been that long since I'd used it.
"So sure didin I hack at the M**f like I was de-weedin the garden and end up with a f***y like a game of noughts and crosses.
"Wee stubborn hairs stickin up all directions. Ya cudda laid me down an used me as a stinger ta catch joyriders on the Westlink."
CHEEKY ZCHAPTER Leesa Harker has written Belfast version
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|Publication:||The Mirror (London, England)|
|Date:||Jul 7, 2012|
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