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…Author/Reader BOOK CLUBS of the WURLD… you are WANTED!… #TBSU…

…I’m not known as a computer-gadgetry Jurassic for NUTHIN, y’know, Mabel… I still do a lap of honour if my Apple Mac lights up when I switch it on… but there are times when yeez just get dragged kicking and screaming into the modern age… my natural instinct is to do mental arithmetic and cerebral calculations rather than use pocket-calculating devices… I’d rather scribble things down with a pen or pencil before tapping away at a laptop… little wonder it is, then, that it’s taken this long for some things to grab hold with me… the most recent Luddite-Conversion-Phase involves SKYPE… that instrumentation you should not use when you’re in the shower (unless, of course, yeez have a different kind of conversation on it than I normally have… a-hem…)… it occurs to me, that having my face at the end of a visual link-up with another screen, continents away, with good folks peering at it from the other end may not actually be a bad thing… context, Mabel, context… I’m thinking live interactive sessions as a talking-head quill-scraper, sharing with the likes of Author/Reader BOOK CLUBS of the WURLD... doing the suave, sophisticated, polished writer bit… well… doing the writer bit, anyway… people asking questions about the ‘who’s’, ‘why’s’, and ‘wherefore’s’ in my crime thriller masterpieces… digging for the lowdown on a virtual candle-lit garret-bound novelist’s existence… Q and A’s by the trillion… well questions by the trillion at any rate… answers p’raps subject to lawyer’s vetting first… it may come as a surprise to some, but I genuinely enjoy conversing with real human beings out there… interface with readers is the Holy Grail for most of we scriveners… so, if any of yeez are a part of, know of, attendees of, any groups who may be interesred in SKYPE sessions with a deluded ol’ Scots writer… I’m yer huckleberry… initial contact please on my email, seumasgallacher@yahoo.com   …cheers, all… ooops, Matron heard me shouting… here she comes with that bluudy syringe… see yeez later…

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Blogs To Follow

http://barclaypublicity.com

http://geordiegreenlantern.blogspot.com

http://www.seumasgallacher.wordpress.com

http://kindleauthors.blogspot.co.uk

http://carolhedges.blogspot.com

http://www.crystalmartin.blogspot.com

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…it could be the next version of the ODD COUPLE… the ol’ Scots Jurassic (me) and Skype Book Club audiences… #TBSU…

…by any measure, I’m not the most receptive dude when it comes to adapting to modern technology… specifically, the gadgetry and Internet-ism that pervades the self-publishing universe nowadays… ‘fess up time… I purchased my first-ever (and only) laptop just five years ago… I tapped out my first wee crime thriller masterpiece, THE VIOLIN MAN’S LEGACY,  using one finger from each hand to type with, and that remains my typing modus operandi… sumb’dy whispered the WURD, ‘Kindle’ to me about three years ago… and explained in mono-syllables how that device WURKS… eighteen months ago, the concept of a Blog was described to me… I was Resister-Number-One-To-All-Stuff-Even-Mildly-New-Fangled… so fast-forward to the present day… the ol’ Jurassic’s thriving away… three crime thrillers on Amazon, last aggregate sales/downloads 70,000+… given a Kindle as gift, and LUVVIN IT!... started a Blog, which I do almost daily, and was voted Blogger of the Year last December… Internet? Web? Gadgetry? they all still utterly baffle me!… but muddle through it, I have done… and, as yet, am relatively unscathed… the message for all yeez Lads and Lassies of Blog Land is clear… if this old f*rt can do it, emb’dy can! … the wee grey cells are currently tickling at another idea… see what yeez think… the ‘new’ God-lette, Skype, loomed into my writing area about 8 weeks ago, and I think I’ve learned how to switch it on… it occurs to me I can communicate directly with more WUNNERFUL reading folks out there… so, here’s an open invitation… I’d LUV to have Book Clubs ANYWHERE to link on Skype and do Q and A sessions... if yeez are part of a Book Club, or know folks who run Book Clubs who’d like to talk on Skype to a daft Scottish Writer, I’m yer huckleberry … my email is seumasgallacher@yahoo.com … LUV YEEZ

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#TBSU

Blogs To Follow

http://amuse-bouche.simplesite.com

http://martinroyhill.com

http://www.seumasgallacher.com

http://www.kathryndionne.com

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… hey, Chicken Little… the SKYPE isn’t falling down … #TBSU…

… I’ve shared here before that this ol’ Jurassic’s skill set with baubles such as Rubic Cubes approaches the genius class (…oh, such MODESTY!)… Sudoko Puzzles are dispatched during the time it takes soft-boiled eggs to reach hard-boiled status… and I can actually configure Algebra almost as a language… the other side of the mental ability pendulum veers toward the abject and total absence of brain cells… the area in which computer gadgetry skills are supposed to lurk… alas, in this cranium they lurk not… lurkless indeed… non-existent… permanently-out-to-grey-cells-lunch… comes then the newest venture into the wilderness that is the Techie Terrain… the use of SKYPE... the common man’s answer to video-teleconferencing… after consultation with the Idiot’s-Guide-To-Switching-Things-On, buttons were pressed… mouse-clicks were tentatively engaged… and, lo, out of the darkness of the laptop screen appeared the visage of the Guy-On-The-Other-End-Of-The-Connection… the sense of wonder dawned that must also have struck my fellow-Scot, the inventor, John Logie Baird back in 1926, when he created the first televised image…  the screen spoke… I answered… totally unaware of where the camera on my side was filming from, I shifted the angle of the laptop screen until I could see my own wee Alfred Hitchcockish inset pixellation at the corner of it… WUNDER of WUNDERS… now, most of yeez Lads and Lassies out there in Blog Land know this stuff like the back of yer keyboards, but for me, this was another first… and, hey, Chicken Little, the SKYPE isn’t falling down… here’s what else I discovered,  joy of joys to an impecunious Scotsman… it’s FREE!.. silence may well be golden, but speech on SKYPE is silver… the fact that the image of my face on the recipient’s end may appear like the obverse reflection on an oversized dessert spoon is something I can live with… (I’ve often been compared to the south end of a north-facing yak)… now, I WUNDER where I put Lee Child’s SKYPE number connection?… Matron’s here with that bluudy syringe, I have to go … see yeez later…

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Baird

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