The Saints are coming.

We have a special announcement to make – we’re quitting the writing business and taking up bank robbing. The pay is great and if we fail, we’ll have free board. Only kidding. Though our psychologist has asked us to work on a Plan B if/when the writing fails, and so far, this is our top suggestion. Admittedly, it’s not a great one, but we’ve been too busy to come up with a more workable plan.

On Friday it’s St. David’s Day in Wales and we want to celebrate it. We’re not sure how the other countries in the UK celebrate their patron saints’ day, (apart from St. Patrick’s Day when suddenly everyone is Irish and Guinness is drunk aplenty) but here in Wales, St. David’s Day is huge. There are Eisteddfod’s held all over the country and Cadw allows you free entry into every castle. In school, Eisteddfods are celebrated by dividing the whole school in four ‘houses’, usually red, blue, green and yellow. In primary school, we were in green house, in high school we were in blue. For some reason in primary school, red house had way more members than any other house, so always won. We suspected cheating was afoot. Everyone then does stuff that earns them points for their house, such as winning competitions involving drawing, writing, putting on plays, etc. In high school in year 7, we wrote and put on a comedy sketch involving Cinderella and Daz washing powder. There was also glitter. We don’t think we won. We blame the stuffy establishment. Plus our main competition had girls dressed in skimpy outfits. We never stood a chance. Originality and humour just can’t compete with short skirts and boobs, no matter how boring their performance was.

Anyhoo, so to celebrate St. David’s Day and to keep in with Cadw’s free castle entry scheme, we’re going to give everyone free entry into a Welsh asylum. No, we’re not committing you (we tried, they wouldn’t let us), we’re going to give away Soul Asylum FREE on Smashwords. It’s a book set in Wales, by Welsh authors, with a Welsh cover designer. It couldn’t be more perfect. It will only be free on Smashwords, not Amazon, seeing as when we tried to make Gunning Down Romance free on their site for National Short Story Week, they refused to join in with the festivities. And seeing as the book is hardly flying off the shelves, we might as well give it away. If you already have it, feel free to download it and pass it on to a friend.

So help us celebrate St. David’s Day by supporting poor, talentless Welsh authors before we end up in a Welsh asylum like Phineas Soul. But remember – night is when the screaming starts.

10 Comments

  1. Darlings, you are NOT talent-less! EVER! *coughs Stephenie Meyer* Hope you have a wonderful celebration. Thank you for giving your book to me and my writer.
    I can’t wait to read it. And read it again, and again.

    • LOL thanks. Though Meyer has four bestsellers and is loved by teenage girls worldwide.

  2. You would be the cutest bank robbers ever, but I think you should stick to writing 😉

    • but bank robbing means we get mask and guns 😦 😀

  3. Great idea. Wales for ever. Cymru am byth.

    • Well we can’t sell it, might as well give it away

  4. Happy St David’s Day! It’s nice to hear you celebrate your national holiday – we do naff all for St George’s day, which is a shame in my opinion.

    Bah sucks to the psychologist – who’s s/he to say whether you’ll fail, how do they measure that by? I’d say you’ve succeeded already!

    • thanks! St David’s Day’s on Fri 🙂 The Welsh are very proud of their Welshness so it’s always a big deal. Everyone wears daffodils or leeks pinned to their clothing but the best part is the free castle entry! There’s Welsh costumes for sale in Tesco already. Though we’ll draw the line at dressing up as Welsh ladies. The shawls and funny shaped hats just aren’t flattering 😀

  5. This is excellent! I LOVED the 1st 3 chapters that you put on your blog, and really want to read the rest, but cash flow is a big problem for me right now….So, even though it’s worth a lot more, and you deserve compensation, I may have to get the free version….Someday I still want to buy a hardcover copy, though! 🙂
    Ps. Your shrink needs to be slapped in the eyebrow! Backup plan-BAH! My boss is always telling me to have a backup plan and it is annoying…:)

    • please download it! We want you to read it and we totally understand about cash flow – hence the back up plan.


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