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.