The showcasing this morning of Festival Director Cally Phillips’ brilliant Jings, crivens, help ma Boab, it’s independence! concluded McStorytellers’ hosting of the Short Story slot at this year’s Festival. Did we save the best till last? Well, of course we did. (But we would say that, wouldn’t we? We want to be invited back to next year’s Festival!)
Anyway, we at McStorytellers hope that all the stories we’ve presented have kept Festivalgoers entertained over the last twelve mornings. And we’re delighted to announce that the stories have been brought together and published in our latest anthology, paperback and Kindle editions of which are now available from an Amazon outlet near you.
The new anthology is called, simply, Being Scots. The stories therein comprise twelve highly different takes on that subject by a dozen disparate writers. (That’s disparate, folks, not desperate!) Yet, as we said on the opening day of the Festival, common threads run through the pieces. It would seem that we Scots are not afraid to own up to our failings. Nor are we afraid to laugh at them. In fact, we’re quite willing to wear our hearts on our sleeves, baring everything to friends and foes alike. And, as that iconic Braveheart moment on the anthology’s cover confirms, we’re also willing when the occasion arises to bare our arses to our foes!
Hopefully, therefore, Being Scots will help to scotch (pardon the pun) the belief that we’re a dour race. And our next announcement will surely go a long way to debunking the myth that we’re a mean lot. Because not only is the Kindle edition of Being Scots FREE to download all this weekend, so also are our two previous anthologies, The McFestival Dozen and The McCollection. That’s THREE for the price of NOTHING, people! And you can go to Amazon via this convenient one-click link to grab one or all of them: The McCollections. (You might even be tempted to order up a copy or two of the tastefully covered paperback to grace your bookshelf or coffee table.)