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I'm delighted you have taken a moment to visit my site. Today (22nd January 2016), I'm polishing my ghost-writing manuscript, reading aloud in the kitchen with our new puppy, Buster, for company - he is the only one who doesn't think I'm absolutely crazy for talking to myself! See his picture below....
I have been working on this project all year and am excited to see it develop into a real live memoir. Next steps are to finalise the jacket design and prepare the manuscript for editing, final proofing and printing. And then it's the printer's job to magically turn the entire tale into a glamorous book that will hopefully sit on bookshelves in numerous shops and coffee tables all over the country. And we won't stop there, I've no doubt it will also take wings and fly outside of our Emerald Isle too.
Summer 2016 is the proposed publication date...so I'd better get back to work and get my part of the process fine tuned to within an inch of its life as this story truly deserves perfection! And when I am finally raising a glass to its completion, I plan to let my imagination loose once more and delve into the pleasure of creating fictional characters, setting, location and of course complicated plots and relationships.
Back in September 2015, I got such a great surprise in the post - a hardback edition of Where There's A Will! It took my breath away...honestly I thought it was a book being sent to me to review as I slipped it out of the padded envelope and I was rather indignant to see an author with the same name as me...it took a few seconds for the blonde moment to pass...and then I honestly did a little dance. It may seem silly but hardback and knowing it's in bookshops and library shelves all over the world is a dream come true, and in a sense almost unbelievable.
The book and publishing world can be a very slow burner at times and being offered a new book deal for Where There's A Will didn't really sink in until today. Kindle and ebooks are all very well but holding the book in my hands today and smelling the paper, flicking through the pages and finding a special space on my shelf is as big a buzz as holding Love Match for the first time on 4th July 2006!
It is now published in a variety of other formats so keep an eye out for it on your travels and in particular if you see it in the US or Australia, let me know!!
For anyone interested in hearing Where There's A Will, it is also available in an audio version.
That will be the ultimate dream come true.
On a more spirited note (!), I was amused recently to see a whiskey called 'Writer's Tears' in Courtney's Bar, Killarney! For literary purposes, I sampled a hot whiskey...and can honestly say it hit the creative spots and certainly tasted like more!
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Take care ....and for those of you who are writers, keep writing!
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