Monday, 31 October 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, THE METHOD

So, it was a year ago today my short story collection emerged into the world, a giddy, breathless time of launches and readings and libations. I'm still overwhelmed by how well it's been received (great reviews, a couple of prizes) - and my Best Man even quoted from it in his speech at my wedding last week, though he was taking the piss. 

And it's been a wonderful twelve months since, crowned with a two-book deal, the first of which inspired this blog as I began the journey writing it.

And so to celebrate today, I'm giving away a signed copy of The Method. Just leave a comment below and I'll draw a name at random next week.

26 comments:

Diane Becker said...

Hey, Happy Birthday to The Method :) *hands over slice of book-shaped cake*.

Carys said...

What a fabulous year for you Tom. Congratulations :)

Charlotte said...

Am already a proud owner of The Method, so I'll just chime in with a happy birthday to your book! Looking forward to owning and celebrating the arrival of the next one.

Novelist in the Making said...

Hi, I was struggling to find the motivation to start writing today and reading about your success gave me the spur I needed to get going. Happy Birthday to your book and well done.

Annalisa Crawford said...

Congratulations, although I too already have a copy. I just hope I'm in your position one day... :-)

Conn said...

I was looking at buying The Method and here you are giving me a chance to win a signed copy. What more could one ask for, to motivate me to keep on writing.

Thank you Tom

Conn said...

I was looking at buying The Method, and here you are giving me the chance to win a signed copy. What more could I ask for to motivate me to keep on writing.

Thank you Tom

Neil Vogler said...

Hi Tom. Nice blog -- I'm following. Good to see another writer from SW England plying his wares.

angela said...

Happy Birthday 'The method' & congratulations :)

Caroline said...

Oh, have a 'normal' copy but would love a signed copy for my special shelf. Do enter me x

Anonymous said...

i've been waiting for the chance to get a freebie copy TV maybe this is my chance :)

Julia Bohanna said...

Ah...a developmental milestone...The Method walks, talks and gives it attitude. I do already have one but I would love to have another....I would of course have it adopted into a good family, who can cope with its darkness.

Anonymous said...

The Method; what a great title! Hope I win a copy but I've put it on my Wish List in case I don't.

@AnnPatey on Twitter

saintstreble said...

Awesome book! :) congrats on the reviews !

saintstreble said...

Awesome book! :) congrats on the reviews !

Francis said...

Happy birthday - I shall have to read this book.
Maybe I'll even buy it, but perhaps I'll wait a few days.

CarolW said...

I'd love to win a copy of the Method - and Happy Birthday

Hayley said...

Hey found this blog through a link on Facebook from Creative Writing at EHU. I'm taking my Masters at the minute and currently living my dream of being a writer. :)

The Divorced Lady's Companion to Living in Italy said...

Happy Birthday to a very good book! Drinks!

Matt said...

happy birthday & congrats!

William Rycroft said...

Congratulations and happy book birthday Tom.

Parrish Lantern said...

Congrats on your deal & a serious libation or two to celebrate The Method Man, if you send me a copy I promise to share a whisky with it.

JEY said...

What an amazing achievment! I hope to one day do the same!

Andrew said...

Happy birthday to your book, and congratulations to you!

Niamh B said...

hiya Tom, I picked your book for our online book club over on 120 socks blog, http://120socks.blogspot.com/2011/11/book-club-method-by-tom-vowler.html
looking forward to seeing what all the reactions to it are.
Happy Birthday :-)

TOM VOWLER said...

Hi Niamh
Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for choosing the book; hope folk enjoy it.