Incredibly, WKDN is coming up to its third birthday. The first post was in the summer of 2008 - the pilot was, (in fact is), rather perplexed by the whole blogging thing. Like a lot of people, he couldn't understand the appeal when I started posting about books, writing, kids and the adventures of the famous Hound. I could see the indredulity on his face - who would want to read about that? But here we are, three years, 170 countries, a few awards and a debut novel on.
At its best, I think the blogosphere is like a collective consciousness - this little part of it has turned into a global writers group. Your support and comments have made WKDN what it is, and today I'm glad to be able to share a couple of 'thank yous'. For a limited time, 'The Beauty Chorus' is part of Amazon's Spring Spectacular - you can download it here at over 90% off the list price for £1.49. For anyone who prefers real books, if you drop me an email and tell me who you would like it dedicated to and your postal address, I'd be glad to post you a signed bookplate and some Beauty Chorus postcards.
Today we are off to the US on the blog tour, to our long term writing friend and G K Chesterton fan John over at Running After My Hat. John's blog should come with a health warning - it's addictive. It would be easy to spend your entire life rifling through the intricate, thoughtful posts and I can highly recommend dipping your toes in the Friday 'whiskey river' posts of poetry and music. If you've read WKDN for a while, you'll know music plays a big part in the posts here too, and that is what we are talking about today. Enjoy x