The Non-Stop Dancer Trailer

To celebrate the forthcoming election I will publish ‘The Non-Stop Dancer’ on June 8th.  Check back here on the day to find out how to get your copy.

 

The Politics of Hate

As my country stumbles towards a new general election which offers the opportunity to choose between a turd sandwich, a turd roll, a turd wrap or a turd baguette I find myself somewhat befuddled by the archaic manner in which many people see the world.  The days of the political spectrum are long gone, thus it is amazing to witness the death of the idealists.

The people of the United Kingdom are being asked to choose between the party that wishes to murder foxes with dogs, a party that hates jews, a party that hates gay people, a party that hates foreigners and a party that nobody knows anything about other than the fact that they want to save the planet.  It largely is an election fought between contemptible arseholes obsessed with hatred and a bunch of hippy vegans.  For the first time in my life, it is not the vegans that concern me.

The politics of division are in no way a new idea.  It is an idea as old as building straight roads, watching men fight to the death and orgies.  And yet it is a pattern that is visible and repeating itself across the globe as political parties have realised that it is easier to unite people in hatred than to plan a manifesto of substance and that in itself will prove to be the beginning of the problems of tomorrow.

After last year’s Brexit referendum I wrote a short allegorical story.  By the time I had finished it no longer felt quite relevant.  Yet, here we are again.  Eleven months later the politics of fear and scaremongering have returned.  And suddenly the same reasons which compelled me to write the story are relevant again, meaning that I only have one option:

To celebrate the forthcoming election I will publish ‘The Non-Stop Dancer’ on June 8th.  Check back here on the day to find out how to get your copy.

 

 

 

 

PiSlamistan Has Been Polished

Having spend nearly a decade of my life in Poland it has always been somewhat of an ambition of mine to see something I have written be translated into Polish.  The fact that it is a novella I wrote in response to something that has been going on in Poland makes this so much sweeter.

This is a very special moment to me.  I want to say a massive thank you to my translator who shall remain nameless.  Her support means the world to me and I am ecstatic that she was about to find the time for this project.

I want to say a thank you to the myriad of wonderful Poles that I have encountered in my life.  I have met many people who were reluctant to read my brain drippings as they lacked confidence in English.  Now you have no excuse and nowhere no hide.

I also must say a thank you to my army of volunteer proof readers.  Thank you for giving up your time for a great nation.  PiSlamistan thanks you, you truly aren’t the #najgorszysort.

The last point I want to raise is the very reason I wrote this story.  I want to thank the women of #Poland that made their voices heard when their own government tried to dictate what they could do with their own bodies.  You are amazing, and inspiring, and if nothing else I am awestruck.  After spending all those years in Poland if I have learned anything, it is that no man, no matter how powerful he thinks he is, can ever win an argument with a Polish woman.  This story is dedicated to every one of you Polske Panie.

You can download the polish translation of #PiSlamistan right here

#Czarny Protest          #BlackProtest

#PiSlamistan is Here

In support of #BlackMonday the biggest social protest in the recent history of Poland I am releasing a novelette entitled #PiSlamistan for absolutely bugger all.

To show my solidarity with the thousands of women that are demonstrating for the right to decide the fate of their own bodies I’ve written a short satire with the intention of raising a few very important questions.

Onwards to the unveiling:

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#Pislamistan is available in a number of ways:

You can get a number of ebook formats from Smashwords

A PDF from Goodreads

You can read it in your browser on Wattpad 

And download the file directly from FileDropper

*is now available directly from iTunes

Scribd subscribers click here

Nook Readers can get it via Barnes & Noble

If  you happen to like what you read, please share it and help raise awareness of the #CzarnyProtest #BlackProtest

Feel free to tweet me @ScottPoland pictures of yourselves reading this story with the hashtags #CzarnyProtest and #PiSlamistan

The cover image was created in cooperation with the fantastic young Polish photographer Maciek Wojciechowski.  Feel free to tweet him some love @MaciekWojciech  and check out his awesome work at maciekwojciechowski.com/

#CzarnyProtest #BlackProtest #CzarnyPoniedziałek #BlackMonday

#BlackMonday New Novelette

In a show of solidarity with the Women of Poland that will be striking on Monday the 3rd of October 2016, in a protest against the proposed ban on abortion and in defense of their basic human rights, I will be publishing a novelette. See the teaser below.

The proposed law is both vile and barbaric, and it is absolutely abominable that it is even being discussed in 2016.  If you are unfamiliar with exactly what’s going on take a look at galsforgals.org to find out about #BlackProtest and #BlackMonday.

Please join in support and take a photo of yourself wearing black and use it as your social media profile, and don’t forget to hashtag #CzarnyProtest #BlackProtest #CzarnyPoniedzialek #BlackMonday.

In the meantime, here is a little taster….

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