Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Publication Day!



Well, this is it; the day that I sometimes doubted would ever come. It's Turning the Tide's official publication day today. It's actually been out since 3rd June, which was fitting too since it marked the fifth anniversary of my dad's death in a good way, but books, it seems, like Her Maj, can have two birthdays.

Just when I was beginning to think I would have to wait as long as
this dear lady who, at 82, has just been published by Honno, the long apprenticeship paid off when Choc Lit signed me up. So, really this is to say to anyone who's waiting and hoping, keep writing, keep sending work out and one day you'll get there.

Huge thanks to you all for all your support, and an extra big thank you to lovely Kate Harrison who gave me such a stonking cover quote.

17 comments:

Liane Spicer said...

Chris, huge congrats! Looking forward to reading TTT!

Karen said...

How very exciting! Congratulations Chris, can't wait to read it :o)

liz fenwick said...

Huge congrats Chris - I have it already and it's on the tbr pile very close to the top!
lx

Debs said...

Yay, many congratulations Chris and well deserved.c

Cathy said...

Congratulations Chris, I look forward to reading it.

Chris Stovell said...

Thank you all - it's been a great day.

L-Plate Author said...

I know I said it last night, late last night, but congratulations again. It is a huge achievement I keep on aspiring to....so well done you

Mel x

Denise said...

Fantastic, hope you enjoyed your day. Already saw your book mentioned on twitter this morning!

Chris Stovell said...

Thanks Mel & Denise. Back to reality today!!

Annieye said...

Congratulations and very well done!

JJ Beattie said...

So many congratulations Chris. This is so exciting. I have it on my Amazon order but I'm hoping to score it in the shops first!

I hope you continue to glow with the excitement of your first book!

sheepish said...

Absolutely amazing you must be over the moon, well done you.

CC Devine said...

Congratulations published writer!

You must be thrilled. Look foward to reading it and attending your and Liz's session at the conference next week. I'll be one of the newbies looking hesitant! Will be nice to finally meet you.

Flowerpot said...

It's a great read, Chris and very well done. Yes I heard about htat lady and told my 75 year old friend. A 3 book deal at that age is no mean feat. (No mean feat at any age!!)xx

Rowan Coleman said...

hooooray!

Chris Stovell said...

Cheers everyone - thank you SO much for celebrating with me!

Kate Lord Brown said...

Congratulations Chris! (belatedly!) - will add this to my pile of tbrs when we go home xxx