Ugh. Okay, that made me a little bit sick in my mouth. Note to self: don’t use chipper wankerisms like ‘space cadets’ ever, ever again.
So, in any case, hello undifferentiated morass. With just over a month to go, there’s a short sneak preview from We Can’t All Be Astronauts up online, using Ebury’s pretty funky Flash reader gizmo. Have a peep here. You could even go ahead and preorder here.
It’s up there to help promote a contest we’re running in conjunction with the Bookseller. It’s a writing competition with a twist – we’re looking for entries from people who work in bookstores. I reckon there must be a whole host of diligent, well-read bookshop staff who are also keen writers in their spare time, and this is a great chance to recognise their talent. It’s also a great chance for me to feel like some smug, philanthropic industrialist ‘giving back to the community’, even though my book’s not even out yet. So seriously, if you work in a bookshop or you know a writer who does, get them to go here. You’ll be flattering my fragile – but very real – ego, and putting them on to a nice opportunity to get some well-deserved recognition.