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.
I’ve uploaded an old short story that has been sitting on my hard drive for years. In fact so long that the original had a reference to a video recorder and if I remember correctly video recorders were still expensive and state of the art when I wrote this. I’ve changed the reference to a DVD player but maybe it should have been a V+ box – but a DVD player will do. Let me know if you enjoy it.
I’ve been putting the nose to the grindstone with my writing. Balancing this and work is fun and games but so far Falling has gone to a reprint and distribution is improving by the day so maybe all this time at a keyboard will pay off. I need to get another short story up on the site and I’ll try and do that this weekend. anyway i thought i would just post a quick update – I really need to put more into the site – an early New Year’s resolution maybe. Gordon
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Official Launch Date for Falling
I’m delighted to announce the official launch date of my first novel, Falling. June 10th 2009 is that date and I’ll be in Borders on Buchanan Street at 6.30 for an official book signing. So come along and meet me and discuss the book, the weather, whatever you like.
GordonJBrown.com is live!
It’s been quite a 6 months working towards the launch of me first novel, Falling, and today I’ve reached another major milestone with the launch of my own website. WOW! I feel like a proper author now :) On the site you can find out a bit more about me, some excerpts from the book (before it launches), a few short stories and details of where you can buy the book when it becomes available. I’ll also be keeping the blog up-to-date with my journey from novice to novelist so stay tuned. Thanks for popping by, Gordon Brown.