It turns out I forgot autumn doesn’t just bring a flurry of story submissions and queries; it also brings plague and pestilence. If I’ve been quieter online or not out at events, it’s because I’m currently in bed looking like a pale consumptive Victorian. So, to make up for my radio silence, another plug for the Umbrellas of Edinburgh anthology! You have not one, not two, but three chances to come snag a copy and hear readings. The Scottish Poetry Library will host us on the 3rd of November with wine and nibbles, and there’s a FB event page here. Then Blackwell’s will host us on the 15th from 6:30, and again as part of ‘Edinburgh: A City of Readers’. No excuses, then. You can find out more about the anthology on its dedicated website. Spiffy!
Come along, bag a copy, and as an added bonus, I’ll be carrying some newly delivered paperbacks of Hooves Above The Waves, so you can find £4 in the change from buying Umbrellas to grab yourself some short stories too. Hurray! And if you want to see my shiny proof copy, come along to the City of Literature Salon from 6pm tonight at Wash Bar, and offer me a medicinal beer. I have free postcards and everything. Oh yes.