Ending the Year with a Bang

I am delighted to announce that my novel The Theatre of Dreams will be published by Crooked Cat Books in the summer of 2018.

Summer 2018 seems a very long way off, yet already I am already in a state of panic. I only submitted to Crooked Cat a couple of weeks ago. My Facebook Author page is still in its infancy, my writer website not even born. I was unprepared for everything to happen so quickly…. I thought these things took time, but in fact The Crooked Cat team confirmed my theory that despite what agents/publishers tell you on their websites, if they like your work, they don’t sit on it for two months before making a decision, they pounce straight away.  The Crooked Cat liked my first three chapters and they wanted to see more, and then they wanted a skype interview. A skype interview? That was a first for me. Eager to impress, I got up especially early, put on my best outfit, did my hair, make-up and struck a professional pose in front of my PC. No need for cameras, said the shy Crooked Cat. I could have stayed in my PJ’s.

But it didn’t matter because I was offered a contract. It’s not the first contract I’ve been offered in my writing career, but it’s the first one I’ve signed – which makes a big difference!! I may have been overly cautious before, but this time everything felt right. The book – which I thoroughly enjoyed writing (and I hope everyone will thoroughly enjoy reading),  the publisher (it must be the cat thing), and of course, the terms and conditions of the contract. It all just seemed to fit.

2018 promises to be a very busy and exciting year.

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