Tomorrow sees the start of my blog tour for A Minor Inconvenience. I’ll be posting links to the stops here – drop in on any of the blogs that are so generously hosting me to get your name into the draw. On offer is a $15 Amazon gift certificate, and also an ebook of my novel The Unforgiving Minute.
On a different note, I’ve just been reading an article about Mary Anning, the groundbreaking (no pun intended) palaeontologist.
“She was one of the most successful fossil hunters in history and a central figure in the history of paleontology, her discoveries are displayed in major museums, she was a self-taught woman in a field dominated by men from Oxford and Cambridge, and she was even the subject of the childhood tongue-twister “She sells seashells by the seashore”–yet Mary Anning is today largely unknown and virtually forgotten.”
Like many children, I briefly nursed the dream of being a palaeontologist when I went through my dinosaurs are cool phase, but unlike Mary Anning, I wouldn’t have had to fight society to pursue that vision. Her achievements are truly remarkable.