Never been one for reading newspapers, but this time of year when I can't beg a paper from a neighbour or steal one from thr recycling bin I pick up the heaviest in the shop to use to light fires.
A long time ago I discovered that one of my books had been chosen to represent Wales in the European Picture Book Collection while making the fire. ( Would have been good to hear it from the publisher, but at the time it made me laugh)
Yesterday I started reading an article, beautifully written by Angus Batey, and I was soon travelling through London in a car where I found myself agreeing with Dwayne Vincent from So Solid.
"I'm tired of people gettin' into the music industry and saying, 'I'm just in it for the music,'" barks Dwayne "Megaman" Vincent forcefully. "Well, don't go on TV then! Don't do any interviews, don't do any videos, don't put out anything: love your music and stay at home. Don't play at this game, because there's people who need that space. This business ain't for the light-hearted: it's a career, and careers generate income and revenue, and revenue generates popularity and exposure. And all of it is hard work."
Replace the word 'music' with the words 'children's books'.
Good article, interesting people, strange conections.
Oh, and very warm house.