…Authors, when one of yer wee literary masterpieces resembles the runt of the litter…



…as with a large part of the human race, this ol’ Jurassic has a soft spot for the proverbial ‘runt of the litter’… the number of times yeez hear of some wonderfully generous-hearted person picking up a wee puppy or kitten from the animal care shelters because ‘the wee soul looked as if nob’dy cared for it’ abound… similarly, watch any children’s sports ground or school race meeting, when a tiny male or female person, valiantly pitches up against opposition much bigger and stronger-looking than them, yeez start hollering for the underdog… the Brits especially, have made an art of championing the underprivileged (unless, of course yeez are politicians, with a completely alien mindset as far as that stuff goes)… it should therefore come as no surprise to anyone, that the same concept  applies with Authors and their literary offspring… my stable of Jack Calder crime thrillers now saunter around on Amazon Kindle with four titles… the sales numbers cause me no concern, but I’ve noticed that one of the tomes seems to have donned that mantle of ‘reading runt’… the second in the series, VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK, whilst tying down respectable downloads, slightly resembles having been ostracised by its siblings… there’s no obvious reason for that, as the abundant reviews compare favourably with the others… it met excellent acclaim when launched, even by folks other than my Grannie… I re-read it over the past coupla days, and must confess, with no false modesty, there’s nowt in it that I would change… I like the story, but then, I’d say that anyway, wouldn’t I?… but seriously, Mabel, as an author, I endeavour to polish and sculpt my narratives to the best level I can find, and VENGEANCE WEARS BLACK was no exception… I’ve given a few encouraging WURDS to the wee thing, told it not to worry, that even if nob’dy else reads it, I pwwomise, pwwomise, pwwomise, I’ll continue to do so every now and again… there, now, that’s better… see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!

VWB cover


Amazon links:

UK http://amzn.to/1ACk5eq

US http://amzn.to/1DPx2WN

Can http://amzn.to/1vYv0nb

Aus http://bit.ly/1zV9aNR




Filed under Blether, Scribbling & Stuff

11 responses to “…Authors, when one of yer wee literary masterpieces resembles the runt of the litter…

  1. Now that’s an intriguing book title.
    (You should get a ton of hits with that dog’s picture – Cutest thing ever)

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  2. Vengeance is a cute little thing. Just as good as his littermates! If it will make the wee one feel better, how about taking him for walkies and showing him off at the book store?

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  3. I’m sure,Seumas, with a loving parent like you, that little one will do just fine. 😀

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  4. Maybe everyone’s busy catching up on the others and have fallen behind.
    ❤ ❤ ❤
    The phone companies us all these cute animals and it works for them, why not take 'the runt of the litter' around the neighborhood? 🙂 Show him off.

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  5. Rosa Ave Fénic

    The book is good,… but the cute dog with kis kilt…no words!!!!! buaaaaaaa… I want this little thing!!!!!

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