Dead Scared

Fame but no fortune

A couple of weeks ago I ventured into the offices of the Ayrshire Post and asked them if they would run a story about As They Grow Older . Well, they have; sort of. Perhaps not surprisingly they focused on what they saw as the human angle rather than the book itself.

Ivy, of course, doesn't come from HK but from mainland China. I hummed and hawed about whether to point this out, but in the end I didn't. I have a couple of ATGO marketing ideas up my sleeve - more about those anon.
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Terry O'Mahoney

Just before going to SfEP conference this year, I heard the news that my old university friend Terry O'Mahoney (the one on the left in the picture) died suddenly.

It's all rather sad. Even though I hadn't seen Terry for - oh, twenty years - I shall miss him.
add comment | read comments (0) | 2017-09-25

SfEP conference

So that's the 2017 SfEP conference over... and a jolly good one it was too. A lot of it was to do with the splendid location at Wyboston Lakes, but of course the hard work of the conference team putting together a good set of speakers and workshops made everything work.

I stepped down as training director during the AGM that precedes the conference. Best of luck to my successor Jane Moody!

And I managed to sell a dozen of As They Grow Older. That's £12 to charity and £12 to SfEP's Whitcombe Fund, which is used to fund proofreading training. Every little helps.
add comment | read comments (0) | 2017-09-22