a) Read it in Christopher Eccleston's voice
b) Have seen the 2000 'reboot' of Gone in Sixty Seconds
Anywho, it's been a bit of a full day today, lots has gotten done, some of which I've even been paid to do... Which is a turn-up for the books, all things considered.
The main thing that's happened though is that my third book 'The Collected Children's Pangolin Primer' is finally available in paperback from Amazon UK. Don't get me wrong, the Kindle version's been out for weeks (which you can buy for the princely sum of 77p or $1.25 if you are deeply geographically challenged) but due to some flim-flam, or possibly jiggery-pokery, the actual pyhsical book has been as rare as Marmite flavour trifle.
But that is all fixed now, you can buy as many copies as your heart desires! Buy one completely selfishly for yourself. Buy one for yourself and one for your loved one - so that you don't have to keep saying 'What're you laughing at?' every five minutes. Buy one for your child as a massive cautionary tale. Buy four and use them to level that table from IKEA that you put together really badly.
Doesn't matter why you buy one, just buy one, or some, or many - I won't mind, I'll positively encourage it in fact. If you send it to me (or bump into me whilst I'm in the Wild, or at one of my many appearances at Southcart Books in Walsall) I'll write in it for you, maybe even doodle, or just sign it so as it's worth a few more pence on eBay.
This is what it looks like:
|Yes, that's the Micro-Dandy and his fabulous performing teeth|
Get in on the ground floor, reserve your copy now. Beat the rush!
And the other massively huge thing that happened today?
Well, why don't you see if you can guess (Although you'll never get it in a month of Sundays)
What? No, my head isn't flat enough for that to be practical.
Cheese? No, why would I do that with cheese?
There aren't enough badgers on the planet to pull that idea off, but I'll file the idea away for the future!
You guys are rubbish guessers!
I'll tell you, We had our first reader from the small island of Réunion in the Indian Ocean.
None the wiser? Here's a map:
|The Red thing on the right is Réunion, the bit of land on the left is East Africa|
A tiny place, in the middle of an awful lot of water, which is technically part of Europe, where one confused chap (or chapess) stared at their computer screen and thought, 'qu'est-ce que je lis?'
Whilst we're on the subject, if you look at the top-centre of the map, you'll see the island of Comoros... See it? That's where Long-Pig Station from the Windspider stories will be built (well, in about 500 years time it will at least).
And that's it for today, Remember to buy the book, read it, lend it to other people to read, and then... Most important of all...
Please leave a review on Amazon, or Goodreads, or erm... Well, just on one of those places actually. Authors live and die on the reviews you people write - There is nothing more important.
See you soom Kiddies, and Mr/Mizz Réunion person? 'Merci, s'il vous plaît venez à nouveau.'