So we are all agreed that we need brilliant books? We are also all agreed that we need brilliant authors to write these brilliant books? We also know that brilliant authors need money to be able to spend time thinking up and writing up these brilliant ideas (and occasionally eating sweets) too? Good. We are all on the same page.
So I know this rather brilliant author called Kerry Hudson and she has written a debut novel that might just have the longest title in the world (‘Tony Hogan Bought Me an Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma’) and is one of those books that when you read it you find it really hits a chord and think ‘oh that was me too’. In fact on occasion you feel sure this author wrote this book for you, as I did with this book, even though they didn’t know who the flipping heck you were (at the time, oh how things change). Anyway for this reason, because we need more authors writing books for us, I am pretty much demanding or begging (whichever way you see it I don’t care just do it) for you to vote for it to win the Scottish Book Awards. You see if it does Kerry might win £30,000 to help towards writing more bloody good books (not eating Krispy Kremes) and even maybe finally buy me that sodding ice cream float she’s been promising me forever. It only takes takes about thirty seconds and it is the last day to vote today so… Do. It. Now. HERE.
Time for a picture and some more subliminal messaging…
Just in case you missed it, here is where you can vote http://www.scottishbookawards.com/vote/