Saturday, October 13, 2007

New arrivals



Just opening up the old place, blowing the dust off and sitting in the comfy chair to say: My book has been published TADAAAAAH. It looks absolutely great, thanks to my wonderful editor and her team. Bummer is that they won't pay for a launch because it's only poetry, and so far all the reading venues are booked up till after the "holidays", so at the moment I have to hope their sales and distribution people are doing their job.

The cover photo is is spookily like my inner landscape: a gaunt dark man with a beard (cut mine off), hurrying hunched against the cold along a pocked road lined by flowing concrete and a still canal towards the grey loom of a cruel city (I think it's Leeds).

Second development: meet Jamie, three months. He's a lovely kid, so I won' t hold it against him that he has sent me tottering into great-grandpahood, thanks to my teenage granddaughter. It's been decided by my daughter that he will refer to me as Granddad, so that's great.

Oh well, that's it then.

7 Comments:

Blogger PooterGeek said...

Double congratulations!

3:43 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Thanks, and I think this is your first visit to my moribund blog, so welcome aboard!
I am going to try to post a bit more now most of my tribulations are over.

9:49 PM  
Blogger PooterGeek said...

I've dropped by before and enjoyed reading your blog---and been disappointed that you don't post more often---but you're right that this is the first time I've commented here. I was drawn back when your latest posts appeared in my RSS reader.

2:31 AM  
Blogger BiScUiTs said...

Ah well done on the book! And the baby! You'll have to read some of your poems to him hehe.

8:17 PM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Thanks Biscuits, in fact my daughter is reading carefully selected poems from the book to my 6-year-old grandchild Zara, who insists on poetry at bedtime. Clearly has granddad's poetry gene.

8:31 PM  
Blogger Annie Rhiannon said...

Ooh, what a cute pic. And congrats.

2:33 AM  
Blogger DavetheF said...

Thanks Annie. Gosh, given my silence, I'm astonished I still get visitors.

8:53 PM  

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