The Mash House

By Alan Gillespie

A tribal story about secrets, death and malt whisky

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

The Mash House in the Media

Hello mashheads!

It has been a busy summer. Working on the manuscript and fundraising and a bit of DIY. Part of my strategy has been to get a little coverage in the media.

First I contacted the Glenrothes Gazette. This was the local newspaper where I grew up and I thought they'd like to carry a story about the book. I carried out a nice wee interview and was able to talk about how my schools and teachers and pals and the local library in Pitcoudie all contributed to my writing.

You can read the article here: https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/lifestyle/fife-author-takes-inspiration-from-highlands-for-new-novel-1-4940970

I also got in touch with the Scottish Catholic Observer. They published a feature article I wrote a couple of years ago about going on a school trip to Lourdes. They were good enough to put together an article on The Mash House, and in this interview I talked about how I first starting writing as an escape from a desperately boring job I had in my early 20s.

You can read this piece here: http://www.sconews.co.uk/news/58916/highland-inspiration-for-rutherglen-teacher-as-first-novel-goes-to-press/

As always, I must thank all of my supporters for their generosity. The book is nearly half-funded now and I am hopeful that the positive momentum will continue. Please share the link for The Mash House far and wide - with your friends, colleagues, followers.

Many cheers,

Alan x

 

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