Tomorrow is a busy day. People of Wales will be sending their children off in traditional costume, pinning daffodils to their collars and humming Land of My Fathers to themselves. That’s right, it’s the one day of the year when, irrespective of whether we speak Welsh or not, we are all as Welsh as a rugby crowd during an international [ side note: check out Max Boyce’s Ten Thousand Instant Christians from the Live at Treorchy album.]
As we sing in our national anthem, we “This land of my fathers is dear to me
Land of poets and singers, and people of stature”. It seems like an apt day to formally launch the second book in the Sophie Morgan series which is set in Cardiff. The book is already available on Amazon (click on the image to the right to buy) and will be available at Barnes and Noble and Itunes shortly. To celebrate I’m holding a Facebook party, kicking off at 6pm tomorrow – come along via the link. Just click the “going” tab.
Party preparations have been going on for a while though, with a countdown to St David’s Day in the form of a daily spotlight on at least one Welsh author, or author who currently lives and writes in Wales. Join the event to see my posts about other authors #madeinwales and book recommendations.
It’s not all about books though. We have a strong tradition of supporting all the arts in Wales and in recent years TV and film have become particularly strong, in large part to the success of shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood.
I hope you’ll come to my Facebook party tomorrow and help support some of this wonderful Welsh talent. I’ll be posting video readings from Death in the Family (Sophie Morgan Series #2) as well as competitions and some general “fun stuff”. Some special guests have also said they’d call in….ooooh, exciting! I’ll also be having some fun on Twitter so keep an eye open for me there too.
In the meantime, here’s some Max Boyce.