Friday, 30 March 2018

Cake and coincidence

It's my birthday! Now, I know that means you're all going to give me yummy cake, but I don't know what kind, so please leave a comment lettting me know. Delicous descriptions welcome.

Today is also publication day of this book. It's a collection of 'noir' short stories, selected from the best entries in Fahrenheit Press's recent competition. Yep, there's one by me in there, and yep, I did blog about the competition whilst it was running.

Does the fact the book comes out on my birthday seem like a slightly spooky coincidence to you? It does to me, but that might be because something similar has happened to me before...

My first novel, Escape To The Country, was published six years ago as a result of my winning a writing competition. Since then the publisher has ceased trading (I'm no accepting any blame for that!) and it's been re-released. However the original publication date was my birthday.

That is a bit weird, isn't it? I think I need a cup of tea to help me cope. And cake. Lots of cake.


  1. Congratulations and happy birthday!
    Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is one of my favorites.

  2. Hi Patsy - congratulations on your entry in the book ... but you'd need a purple covered cake with deep purple flowers ... just enjoy whatever is put in front of you ... Happy Birthday and a lovely Spring weekend - Hilary

  3. Happy Birthday, Patsy, and congratulations!

  4. I think a glass of celebratory wine would be better than tea. And, of course, a chocolate cake filled with chocolate pudding and all that stuff.

  5. Belated happy birthday. I think you should celebrate with a Battenburg cake, as like your very helpful blogs, it is an intricate and delicately balanced delight :)

  6. Thanks everyone! We went away for a few days and I'm just catching up. I spent my birthday with my mum. She wasn't sure whether to make me a birthday cake, or little cake Easter nests with chocolate eggs. Thankfully she made the right decision and did both!


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