Happy New Year! I know it is late-January, but I hope the festive period was good for you. It was for me, I got a coffee bean grinder.
So, a quick update on where we are with Bobby. We’re over halfway, and we’ve got about 100 people on board when you factor in the handful of ‘here’s a tenner for the book’ people in pubs. I mean, that’s quite a thing, isn’t it? New people: welcome, and please tell your friends what you’re up to. Ask yourself: can any of them read? Have they got spare cash? If so, maybe you could send them a link.
RIGHT: the reason for this update is to let you know that you can hear me being interviewed on an excellent podcast, talking about Bobby, the travails of crowdfunding and, shockingly, reading out a short piece of *brand new* fiction, nothing to do with Bobby or anything. If you’ve heard me speak out loud before, you’ll know this is not an immediately enticing prospect but, I implore you to give it a shot.
My thanks go to Dan Carpenter who runs The Paperchain Podcast, and is no doubt more accustomed to having proper authors on his show than half-published crowdfunding also-rans. We spent a really lovely hour or two in a mercifully quiet pub in Peckham to record the main part of the interview, and I barricaded myself into my bedroom to do the short story bit afterwards. It’s a pretty horrible story so, yeah, sorry about that. The cat was banging his fists on the door throughout.
The headlines: I went on a podcast, I read out some new fiction, please keep buying my book.
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