|Sarah McIntyre & friend at the Edinburgh Festival|
But from then on it was the Year of the Seawigs. Oliver and the Seawigs was another book I never planned to write, but it turned out that working with Sarah McIntyre is the best decision I ever made, and certainly ...Seawigs is the most fun I've ever had writing, and the publicity campaign has been amazing. I never imagined that I'd end up as one half of a double act after all those years of solo writing. And I certainly never imagined that I'd be performing sea monkey singalongs on the Golden Hinde next to a six-foot-tall illustrator in a six-foot-tall wig, or that our book would be advertised on the London underground, but look...
|Photo: Stuart Pyle|
|Photo: Lauren O'Farrell|
Anyway, if you've been reading my stuff in 2013 (or even if you've just been reading this blog) thank you!
And if you're still feeling festive, or if you've read Oliver and the Seawigs and are wondering what became of Stacey de Lacey and his army of Sea Monkeys, here's a short story which we posted on Sarah's blog while I was away in Ireland before Christmas.
And here's a lovely SONG, recorded for posteriority at Daunt's Books by the wonderful Candy Gourlay.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!