By Auriel Roe
A composite comic novel; thirteen interconnected stories that take place over forty years. Its setting is Blindefellows, a second rate public school in the West Country
Friday, 23 November 2018
Launching The Pig
Want to take part in a book launch with a difference? Please see info below, send me a message and I'll send you a pig!
Dear Fellow Pig Launcher,
Thank you so much for taking part in the literal launch of my new comic novel Let The Swine Go Forth, a dystopic tale of international school intrigue. Pigs will fly throughout December!
A Blindefellows Chronicle, my debut novel, which came out last year, made it to the #1 spot in the humour category on Amazon UK, US and Canada, which, in effect, made me officially the funniest person in the English speaking world for a week or so! I'd love this one to get up there too and your helium balloon assistance in this pig launch will help to make that possible.
Traditional British book launches usually take place over glasses of tepid beer, with figures in worn tweed huddled around tiny tables bedecked with plates of disappointing sandwiches, to the sound of rain pelting on the windows of the snug. Then the slightly inebriated author rises and reads out a couple of choice passages but it's hard to hear as there's usually a football match on in the next room.
This is the reason that I am opting for a launch with a difference, one in which your enclosed pig will be filmed and/or photographed rising skyward like the fabled albatross. How you effect the release and ascent is entirely up to you: helium balloon, hot air balloon, drone, model rocket, miniature parachute from an ultra-light aircraft, hang-glider, kite, or dangling from the leg of a carrier pigeon.
Please post the image/film of the ascent on Facebook or Instagram, tagging me thereon. For this I shall be ephemerally grateful and not only will we potentially reach hundreds of people, we will also have fun. So, to quote the rugger cheer that features in the novel, which you are encouraged to chant as you release your paper pig...
To the East to the West,
To the South to the North,
Baffle the offence,
Nobble the defence,
Let the Swine Go Forth!
Thanks Again & Good Luck, Auriel
My charming niece Connie showing off her copy, Let The Swine Go Forth is out this week on Amazon, worldwide distribution in Kindle or paperback