Friday, 3 September 2021
Mammy in the wild, European copies, and an exciting new Scots project launching tonight!
It's been an absolutely incredible two weeks. I've been totally blown away by the support for Be Guid tae yer Mammy from all over the world, and it's been great to see it get off to a flying start after such a long journey.
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There's also been a slight issue with supporter copies in Europe because of Brexit.
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In other news, I worked with the Scots Language Centre during lockdown on a new project to increase adult Scots literacy. It's being launched tonight on YouTube and will feature new creative work from myself and a number of other Scots writers, so do feel free to come along!
But if you're busy, all of the work will be available to download absolutely free from www.scotslanguage.com/socts-warks afterward as well as a new style guide that's a great resource if you've ever fancied writing in Scots yourself!
The creative work available will include an extract from my Scots novella, The Tongue She Speaks, which stars the protagonist of my second Scots novel, Cathy, get yer Dancin Shoes Oan - both of which will hopefully see the light of day in their entirety in the not-too-distant future!
And finally, here is Mammy against the Toronto skyline!