The snow has started falling in various places across the UK, which has got my noggin working. Here's what I'm thinking: some of you -- wherever you are in the world -- will be building snowmen, snowwomen, snowboys, snowgirls. If you do, please send me a picture of your creation for this blog. I'll put all the pictures I receive up here. At the end of January (probably, I'm not that organised and it depends how many arrive), we'll have something of a gallery of them. I will choose a favourite, with the help of a specially-appointed second judge. The creator of that favourite will receive a signed copy of The Snowboy, along with some related illustration work that I have yet to create (if you want to get an idea of my visual art, there's a few pieces way back in the Naming The Beasts archives). So go on, get posting your Snowman pictures to me on email@example.com.
Disclaimer: if they must be old ones, last year's, that's fine; I'm hardly going to know. But please don't just put 'Snowman' into Google Images. Any images which I think aren't original to you might go up here, for a laugh, but they won't be judged the winner, which means that you won't get any of my artwork to put up in your house. You won't be laughing then.