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.


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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