…yeez’ll never guess… what do Crooked Cat Publishing, the Middle East, and Tobermory on the Isle of Mull have in common?…

…sum’times yeez just know when the Main Man upstairs in the Big-Writing-Den-In-The-Sky is having a laff… yesterday this ol’ Jurassic was delighted to announce the contractual engagement with Crooked Cat Publishing

Crooked Cat Publishing

…in and of itself, a terrific day for yours truly… during the course of the ensuing several hours, many wonderful well-wishers from the Crooked Cat writers’ stable sent messages of welcome on Facebook… a new name to me popped up to introduce herself and say ‘Hi’… the lovely Yvonne Marjot, Author of ‘The Calgary Chessman’...


…the ‘Calgary’ is the original location in the northwest of the beautiful Isle of Mull, and which lent its name to the Stampede/Roundup City in Canada (more throwbacks to the Scottish Highland Clearances a coupla centuries ago)… now here’s the thing… as some of yeez may know, fifty years ago, I lived and worked in the small town of Tobermory where, to quote m’Lady, Yvonne, she is ‘a lost scientist working in the school office to pay the rent while she tries to make her fortune as a fiction-writer-for-hire… she also does the odd poetry workshop’… splendid stuff…



Tobermory, Isle of Mull

…I was supposed to be in Tobermory this week as part of the local gaelic singing and poetry festival called the Mod… business pressures here in the Middle East unhappily have meant the postponement of that trip, but out of the internet blue, comes the connection from Yvonne, now a fellow stable-mate quill-scraper of Crooked Cat Publishing…. yeez couldn’t make this stuff up… incredibly, our common friends and acquaintances on the island bridge five decades… particularly the evergreen Janet Macdonald, who as Janet Tandy all these years ago, won the Ladies Gold Medal for singing at the National Mod… so, already, if I never sell even one copy of my masterpieces through Crooked Cat Publishing, they’ve provided immense pleasure with another excellent connection to my past… who says the Web’s a waste of time?… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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10 responses to “…yeez’ll never guess… what do Crooked Cat Publishing, the Middle East, and Tobermory on the Isle of Mull have in common?…

  1. yay! congrats on the crooked cat and all of your crooked connections. the world is a very funny place, isn’t it?

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  2. laurie27wsmith

    Sorry about hat Seumas, just saying hi to beth. 🙂 mate, talk about serendipity at work, you wouldn’t read about it, well you would because we did here. 🙂


  3. It really is a small world Seumas and made even smaller by the internet 😀 😀 😀

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  4. …quite astounding, really :almost like going on yer holidays halfway round the world to find yer next door holiday neighbours are people living in the same street back home! 🙂


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