Thursday, 30 June 2011

What a week...

I landed back in the UK on Sunday evening, fully expecting at  least a few days to enjoy the sunshine and settle back down into some sort of routine.  This, however, wasn't to be. 

Firstly, I was surpised by the somewhat speedy, yet exciting, delivery of a personal copy of my debut novel. And naturally, upon seeing it in print for the first time, my subsequent screams of joy in response, were, no doubt, heard across the whole of Lancashire. 

However, little did I know, this would be accompanied with the news that 'Going Underground' has hit the market a little earlier than anticipated.  So after yet more jumping up and down, I'm pleased to announce that the literary fruit of my labour is now available to the book buying public.

Happy reading x


Tuesday, 21 June 2011

For once, a welcome distraction...

You know what it's like, you're trying to get on with something that needs your full attention, but the phone keeps ringing. The kids keep coming in and out and your other half can't find the car keys. And even if you're home alone, there's the washing up screaming out to be done or the garden needs a good weeding... displacement activities that for some reason just can't wait.

So with book number two to get on with, out I came to Greece away from any such diversions; determined to stay put, come what may, unwavering in my goal to get it finished.    

Yet here I am, only a third of the way through and already preparing for my return to the UK.

But far from complaining, for once this is a welcome distraction. Welcome in that the time has come to put on my promotional hat, in readiness for the launch of book number one.  So as well as Going Underground coming to a book store near you, pen at the ready, it may well be that I'll be making an appearance too.

Hope to see you there x

Sunday, 19 June 2011

The Calm Before the Storm

First of all, I should probably tell you where I'm at when it comes to my literary journey...

Having written, re-written and, once again, re-written my magnum opus, sent it out to agents and publishers alike and gotten used to a life of rejection along the way, I'm pleased to announce I have recently secured my first publishing contract.  Yes, Going Underground by your's truly will be hitting the book market soon - a laugh out loud (so I'm told), feel good novel with Brit Flick flair (no less). And always being a 'my glass is half full' kind of gal, I'm now trying to enjoy the calm before what I hope will be the storm of success...

Watch this space...