Happy Friday, Zero F*ckers!
But IS IT? IS IT HAPPY?
Yeah it is, actually. For five reasons.
1. FLY MY PRETTY, FLY! And God speed.
First of all, the book has gone to print. OMG. I was voluntarily making changes and adding new bits right until the last day until the very tolerant folks at Unbound had to spike my coffee with sedatives and burn my laptop, just so they could get a final draft.
2. MY BOOK WOKE UP LIKE THIS
Second of all, it has a crazy beautiful new front cover with embossed foil lettering and the sides of the pages are coloured green and pretty like those fancy books you see at your nan’s house!
3. A RELEASE DATE TO REMEMBER
Third of all, the book will be coming out around the time of Hallowe’en, which means the launch party will be on Hallowe’en, and witch themed, so get the date in your diary if you’re in London, United Kingdom!
4. LET’S GET PERSONAL (IN A WAY THAT RESPECTS NEW DATA LAWS)
Fourth of all, we're FINALLY starting work on all the merch and goodies! Yay! For example, for the lucky 36 of you who bought the personalised poems pledge, you're just about to be sent a 'brief' via email. There was a tiny delay because of GDPR and data privacy jazz but that's all settled now. In the brief, I’ll be asking a few questions about your hopes and dreams and anxieties and then posting your responses online. Only joking! I’ll be turning them into heartfelt, triple-drafted personal works of art for you to enjoy and share on social media (thanks).
5. I’M GIVING YOU A FREE COLOURING BOOK
Fifth of all, I said ages ago that when we hit 125% I’d throw a free colouring book download your way and here it bloody is! It’s been scientifically proven by dweebs that colouring is a great way to clear your mind and relax your soul: which is why you see so many calm and well-behaved children around these parts.
It's lovely and there's cute little poems and all sorts.
Download it from HERE WHEN YOU CLICK ON THESE WORDS THEY WILL TAKE YOU TO A LINK.
I’ve also got five free packs of colouring pencils to give away to a random selection of people that tweet the following:
I just grabbed a free Zero Fucks colouring book! #TLGWGZF! Download yours and pre-order The Little Girl Who Gave Zero Fucks right here www.unbound.com/books/gave-zero
And that, my friends, is what they call a competition.
I made a conscious decision to go quiet and work on other things (including a novel I just finished WTF) while the book was being prepped to print, but I’m going to be ramping it back up in the coming months so you'll see more cartoons and thoughts and things. I apologise! (But I don’t apologise.)
Please get involved, because I feel like the world needs more little girls who give zero f*cks right now, and are proud to be themselves, whomever themselves may be. That’s the message of the book and I’ll be shouting it in strangers’ faces on Tottenham Court Road every Saturday until my vocal chords break. See you there!
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