…have a father… I’m a cigar… book birth notice…

…the latest addition to my literary offspring was birthed at two o’clock in the morning yesterday… the two and half weeks in editing labour was all worth it… the certificate of delivery will bear its name proudly… KILLER CITY… the mid-wifery/mid-husbandry team of Stephanie and Laurence Patterson at the Crooked Cat Publishing Clinic for Tricky Bairns have performed in their usual exceptional guiding fashion with virtual-webby house calls when required… Head Editorial Matron, Maureen Vincent-Northam’s ready hand with the forceps and tweezers ensured no phantom pangs throughout the pregnancy… the bundles of bouquets and bubbly-bedraped bibs for Baby Book are most welcome… appropriate acknowledgements and grateful thanks will be forthcoming in due course… the manuscript maternity staff estimate the wee blighter will be available for photo calls prob’ly around mid-August, when there will be a more formal announcement and a flurry of ‘selfies’Great-Auntie Amazon has kindly offered to host a party for the squealer around the same time, and invitations will be winging their way to yeez in good time… the wean’s older siblings, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK have shown great interest in their new family member, but it seems the youngest of the existing brood, SAVAGE PAYBACK, is still a bit ‘iffy’ about the whole idea… the requisite notice of delivery has been lodged with the relevant local authorities, in handwriting that looks suspiciously like that of Laurence Patterson, but he’s promised to have a more colourful plaque produced by the time the spawn gets its first public airing… here’s the first notice:

a…the overwhelming cluster of offers to be Godparents will be addressed shortly, when some of yeez may volunteer to examine the wee thing and pass yer views in the form of a ‘post-birth review’ through the usual channels…oh, excuse me, Nursie’s calling… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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21 responses to “…have a father… I’m a cigar… book birth notice…

  1. Congratulations the addition to your family, Seumas 😉

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  2. Congrats Cigar. I’m sure the little one will be a pleasure to you and the readers everywhere.


  3. Congrats to the new addition! I’m sure it will be a wonderful sibling to the others. 😉

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  4. Congratulations! It looks like the Dad! I wish you a huge success!

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  5. My congratulations, Seumas. I look forward to reading it in due course. May it sell a million,

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  6. C,o,n,g,r,a,t,u,l,a,t,i,o,n,s,, Seumas! Nothing like a new addition to the family to perk everyone up, get the neighbors lining up to catch a peek at the new arrival, and start a flurry of parties. 🙂

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  7. Kentucky Angel

    Congrats Dad. Now, have an exploding cigar, keep it on hand to present to your publisher if your book is not handled well, and does not become an instant hit!

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  8. Congratulations on your new family member, Seumas. We’ll be awaiting the launch. 🙂


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