I know I promised a dark and dirty revelation about Norma The Sexist, and I promise I will reveal all -- because it sickens me, it really does -- but I canNOT break out of this Work Black Hole at the moment, and plus I have to pack up the final package for my Better Pal. Wouldn't want to be considered the Worst Better Pal.
However, I NEED YOUR HELP!
I got an email from Martin yesterday. You remember Martin, my former boss at the BBC? I've talked about him before, and I know some of you will remember. Anj even emailed me just last week saying she'd just finished his second book and to thank me for bringing his writing to her attention.
Well, anyway. In my last two letters from Martin's mom, she told me that he has a "real" novel out in England now (they don't consider those "silly little Holmsian thingies" to be "real," I guess, hee.) and it's out to great reviews. Turns out she was not just being Proud Mum.
Martin informs me that his first "serious" novel, "The Conjurer's Bird," is now out in the States.
from his email:
Over here (UK) it has been nominated for a prize as "Richard and Judy's Best Read of the Year" (R&J are the UK equivalent of Oprah.) Voting is online. A big vote from the US will definitely help!
The voting form is here. A couple of clicks will do it!
And Dear Readers, there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in it for me.
Nothing. Not a thing.
Well, wait just a minute. There is one more little line in his email:
..... I am creating a suitably gorgeous American character for my next Mrs Hudson book.
He says she'll be sexy (literary license never hurt) and keep a diary (blogs didn't exist in Victorian times) !!!!!! Get it? She'll be modeled after me!
So PLEASE, for ME, go to that link and click on The Conjurer's Bird by Martin Davies; Please, please, please!!! And please go tell all your friends to do so, as well. Pass it around the office, and to all your relatives and friends and to fellow students on campus if that's where you are. Let's help out the best damn boss (and a great friend as well) a person ever had!
We've shown what we knitbloggers can do before -- let's do it again. And plus it's FUN! -- just a click is all it takes. Thank you, thank you!!!
Aww, what the hell, we might as well make this into a contest in ye olde Norma's blogge. Leave a comment saying you have voted, and I'll put the names in a random number generator and award three yarny prizes next week. By that time I hope to be sufficiently out of the Work Black Hole to a) choose prizes and b) award them.