Monday, 27 February 2012
TWIDDLING THUMBS....HOW ABOUT AN OUT-TAKE COMPETITION?
The Coward's Tale comes out in the USA today, and I am several thousand miles away, twiddling my thumbs. This is a bit like knowing your offspring is appearing in their first school play, and not going. How many times do you have a book out in the US?
So let's have a competition to cheer me up. PRIZE? A signed copy of the US edition of The Coward's Tale, with a difference. I will include an out-take. A scene that didn't end up in the book, stuck in the back. And this out take will not appear anywhere else. Promise.
So - what you have to do is this - cheer up a writer with no party to go to, by suggesting how she can celebrate the publication of a book on the other side of the world. The best suggestion, I will do - with pictures to prove it- so don't make the suggestions grubby please.
Suggestions must be suitable for a not-young personage.
Suggestions must cost no more than £5
Suggestions must not entail removal of clothing.
Suggestions must not entail losing consciousness for any reason.
If none of the ideas cheer me up, no one wins.