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Huzzah! We're live!
Huzzah! We're live!
I was a bit premature with saying we were online today ... part of the project is online today. So, if you are within striking distance of Edinburgh this Saturday 3rd December, have a look at our launch, and other events to come, here.
Now that was stupid. Why did I say I'd write a report on the 360 Narratives Open Weekend right after getting home from it? If I could find an image (uncopyrighted) on the web that showed Advanced Brain Blur, I could just put that up - perfect!
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Slightly Jones is starting to collect reviews! Her first two adventures are up for two different book awards, both voted on - and reviewed - by children. The Case of the London Dragonfish is shortlisted for the Scottish Children's Book Award. The votes won't all be counted until February but you can see what some of the voters are thinking on the Scottish Book Trust reviews page.
It is not news that I can sometimes have a less than firm grip on reality. For example, I have been known to refer to my books as documentaries. I have written elsewhere on the Bottom Syndrome - the conviction that no matter what the brief, I CAN DO IT! And I have a deep and vivid belief that I am 6 foot tall and of a willowy persuasion.
* This is what Wikipedia has to say about this quite odd sport:
"Gurning contests are a rural English tradition. By far the most notable is that held annually at the Egremont Crab Fair, which dates back to 1267 when King Henry III granted the fair a Royal Charter. The origins of the gurning competition itself are unclear, and may not be so old, although it was described as an ancient tradition by local newspaper the Cumberland Paquet in 1852.
The competitions are held regularly in some villages, with contestants traditionally framing their faces through a horse collar— known as "gurnin' through a braffin'." The World Gurning Championship takes place annually at the same crab fair in Egremont, Cumbria. Those with the greatest gurn capabilities are often those with no teeth, as this provides greater room to move the jaw further up. In some cases, the elderly or otherwise toothless can be capable of spectacular gurns covering the entire nose."
So now you know.