Just had to share this. Andrew Carter sent in this photo from his recent trip to a remote Scottish island (he didn’t get much reading done because the weather was too nice!). I very much recommend that this is the way to read City of Ruin – if not all books, in fact. The puffins don’t look that impressed by the cover or the empty bottle, mind you…
The one on the left looks like it has two faces! The Janus of Puffins?
Wow, I never noticed that.
Mark – I enjoyed your “10 tips for building your writing checklist” from Witer’s Digest. It was nice to have some original takes on that from a writer, as opposed to the “teachery”* vibe those lists usually have.
*totally a word
That two-headed puffin should be in your next book as the natural predator to the wasp-rat-skull thingy!
Are remote scottish islands the best place to read your new book or can we use caribean/pacific islands too?
Bettielee – thanks!
Neil – other islands can be used, though the whisky wouldn’t be as appropriate in the tropics…
Oh yes this is just the perfect way of doing things! I envy that man!
If City of Ruin managed to distract him from random two-headed penguins I’d say it was quite the compliment.
Aishwarya – puffins not penguins! How insensitive. 🙂
I LOVE this picture. I think all readers of Mark’s books should take pictures in situ and send them in. Prize for the best. Though how you’d top puffins and whisky, I can’t imagine…
I love this picture.
Scraggy pigeons and some crushed up cans of Fosters is the closest to that I’ve seen for a while. Gah.
Thanks folks for all your kind words on the photo – especially pleased Mark liked it. Not sure what to do for the next installment though!