the writer is a lonely hunter

writing by Gail Aldwin and other authors

Monday 16 November is Odd Socks Day!

on November 14, 2020

Some of these campaigns really do make me cringe (think of #NationalDoughnutDay on 5 June) but not this one. #OddSocksDay is part of Anti-bullying Week 2020 which puts a spotlight on bullying and considers the steps that can be taken to prevent it. Every November, schools in the UK have a focus on bullying and by working with the wider school community, steps are put in place to protect vulnerable youngsters.

This year, #OddSocksDay on Monday 16 November launches a week of activites to raise awareness about bullying. This is intended to be a fun day where there’s no pressure to wear fashionable clothes or dress up. Everyone can wear odd socks, so it couldn’t be simpler. The idea is to encourage people to express themselves and everything that makes us unique.

Recognising individuality is the central theme in Pandemonium, a picture book I’ve written for children 2–7 years which is illustrated by Fiona Zechmeister. Now is a great time to purchase Pandemonium thanks to a seasonal offer from Victorina Press. Although released on 1 December, you can submit your pre-order now and benefit from 30% discount. This offer also applies to all Victorina Press titles. Simply go to the online shop, make your selection and use the coupon code XMAS2020 to claim your discount (limited to a single use per customer). If you haven’t yet got a copy of The String Games, now is your chance! I can also recommend pre-ordering Amanda Huggins’ remarkable novella All Our Squandered Beauty.

And here’s something else to celebrate, Pandemonium received its ninth early  ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ review on goodreads today!


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