A Brown View on Life 10 – Travel
A few weeks ago I, through a combination of work, pleasure and stupidity, flew home from holiday in Turkey and, almost immediately, spent six days driving to Manchester, to Birmingham, Stratford-upon-Avon before turning north to Harrogate and finally back home.
A Brown View on Life 9 – Music
I’m sitting listening to Armin van Buuren’s Unforgiveable from an album called Cream Future Trance.
New Novel Update
We are creeping ever nearer the launch of ’59 Minutes.’ Best bet, at the moment, is mid August. I’ll get the cover up on the site as soon as possible.
A Brown View on Life
This is my latest article for my local magazine – MY G76 – see www.myg76.com. For more articles click on Writing and then on A Brown View on Life.
Ok so I lied!
I thought I was at the end of the edit process and then things went a little south. The new book decided it didn’t like the way I was treating it and after another read through it made it clear that it wanted me to work on it a bit more.
Final edit done. Now with publisher. Cover agreed. Launch date to be agreed. time for a cup of tea.
I’m off for a sunny weekend of crime and, well more crime, at the Harrogate Crime Festival at the end of July. Hopefully I’ll have a copy of the new book to take with me as we are at final edit. I must dig out the cover and put it on the site.
New Brown View on Life
Click on Writing and a Brown View on Life for another episode from the Brown side of life.
What is going on?
Silence is golden or ignorance is bliss or … anyway I’ve ben remiss with the blog. The new novel is at final edit and will soon be heading for the printers – by soon I mean sometime in the next few months. We have a cover design we are happy with and a cracking strap-line – more soon. I need to change the sample chapters on the site as they are now out of date and I’ll do this soon. GB
More Short Stories
Click on the Writing icon to find a few more new short stories that I have posted.
59 Minutes – update
All being well my second novel – ’59 Minutes’ will be published in late autumn. More info soon.
A Brown View on Life – 'Maybe'
My monthly article for the local magazine I write for:
Glasgow UNICEF Children's Short Story Competition
I’m a judge on the Glasgow UNICEF Children’s Story Competition...
East Renfrewshire Storytelling Festival
I am part of the East Renfrewshire Storytelling Festival (see http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/storytelling). I’m at the Clarkston Library on Thursday the 11th of March at 7:30pm – details are on the link.
A Brown View on Life – ‘Them’
My monthly article for the local magazine I write for:
A Brown View on Life – 'Facts'
My monthly article for the local magazine:
Books that changed my life – update
I turns out that the submission I made to the Scottish Book Trust’s ‘Books That Changed My Life.’ competition has been selected to be included in the final book – to be published in March – see http://www.scottishbooktrust.com/thebook/story/gordon-browns-story-about-the-fog.
Having just put the full stop on the third novel (and now working on my fourth) I’ve added a section for my second novel – ’59 Minutes’ to the website. Have a read an let me know what you think?
I put the full stop on the first draft of the third novel the other night. The second is with some people to look at and I thought I’d keep my foot down on the old accelerator and keep writing. So on that basis – it is onto the fourth. At the moment the second novel is entitled ’59 Minutes’ and when I get a chance I’ll pop up a chapter and the synopsis – probably over Christmas.
It seems all signings are cancelled – no more Borders.
Sad news about Borders. They have been extremely helpful to myself and I hope they find a buyer. As a result of the news my signing that was due for tomorrow at the Fort Kinnaird branch has been cancelled. At the moment the two due in the Glasgow branches are still on.
Books that changed my life.
Just sent off an entry to the Scottish Book Trust for their ‘The Book That Changed My Life’ initiative. thought it worth posting on the site:
A Brown View on Life – 'Stuff'
I’m putting an article into the local magazine (my g76) on a regular basis and thought it worth sharing the first one.
Keep on Writing
Been down and dirty with the keyboard working on the next novel and a burst of short stories for various competitions. Win or lose I’ll post them up to the site once .
UNICEF Short Story Competition
I went to the UNICEF Crime Night last night at Hillhead Library. The night featured Helen Fitzgerald, Caro Ramsay, Karen Campbell and Alex Gray – really interesting night and all in aid of UNICEF – see http://www.unicef.org.uk/regions/products/index.asp?product=31. I also picked up the runners up prize in the short story competition. It is called I Scream, ‘Ice Cream.’ and I’ve posted it to the short story section.
Just went to Weegie Wednesday last night – excellent. Met up with Helen Fitzgerald who was really nice and it turns out our kids are in the same year at the same school – spooky
It is Weegie Wednesday this Wednesday at the Universal Bar in Glasgow. It is always a good night and I’m looking forward to this week as it is a crime night. If you are interested you can find more out at Facebook -http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101857616173&ref=search&sid=1582261177.1051786058..1 or at http://weegiewednesday.webs.com
Another Short Story
I’ve uploaded a very old short story. I can’t remember what inspired it but there is something that I like about it. It’s not a crime story although there is a death (in fact there are three deaths). Then again when I read it again maybe it is a crime story. Anyway let me know what you think.
Just been to see Crime Time at the local theatre – Denise Mina, Helen Fitzgerald, Karen Campbell and Louise Welsh. It was a good night and all four were v interesting.
Great news. Waterstone’s have just agreed to take the book across all their Scottish stores from the end of this month on their ‘Buy 3 for 2’ offer – on top of Borders listing the book on their ‘buy one get the second half price’ deal across Scotland things are picking up momentum with the book.