other people done good

My pal and erstwhile fellow bookseller-in-arms, Socrates Adams, is getting his first novel, Everything's Fine, published this November by Transmission Print, a new UK press - yay, Socrates!

And Tom Fletcher, another fine chap, not only has his second novel, The Thing On The Shore, on the shelves right now, but his first book, the creepy and excellent The Leaping, has been shortlisted for the 2011 British Fantasy Society Best Novel award. He's up there with Michelle Paver and Patrick Ness and all sorts. Go, Tom!

That's it for now, at least as far as people I know are concerned; I've got to go now and get back to my heavy schedule of sitting and complaining and trying to coax a child out of my innards with promises of Jaffa Cakes and trips to the corner shop.

4 comments:

Socrates Adams-Florou said...

hi valerie, thanks very much for mentioning this. also, good luck tom, you sexy, scary, succulent babe.

Nik Perring said...

Hurrah! And toot, toot (in the big horn thingumy that big trucks have!).

All cool beans, as they say!

Nik Perring said...

Sorry. In the STYLE of the big trucks thimgumy. Oh. Blimey. Loooong day!

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Hehe! Toot, toot, indeed, Nik!