Friday, 3 December 2010

ABIDE WITH ME

I was going to keep this under wraps for a couple of days, but so many people have been asking what's going on, I thought I might as well go with it.

So here goes . . .

A couple of days ago I had an email from Caffeine Nights Publishing, over here in Old Blighty.  They've offered me a publishing contract for my novel 'Abide With Me'.  Needless to say, I am both stunned and incredibly excited.  Nuts and bolts, the plan is for the book to come out late summer/early autumn next year as a paperback, an e-book, and possibly an audio book. 

Must admit to have read the email several times over before realising I had tears running down my face.  I ripped this book from my gut and am only now realising how much it took out of me.

I want to thank absolutely everyone that helped me out along the way.  Couldn't have done it without you guys.  You've been magnificent.

Thank you.

29 comments:

  1. Your success is well deserved - I did a happy dance for you! Absolutely thrilled for you, mate. You must be so proud - and I can't wait to get my hands on the book next year. Oh - and I'll be wanting a signed copy! :D

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  2. You got there before me, you bastard.

    Well, congratulations. (Truly).

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  3. Cheers, Jools, for all the encouragement. You've been a diamond :)

    And U.V. Thanks, mate. For everything. You've been a real influence on me, mate. Reading your stuff taught me to write with courage. Can't thank you enough for that.

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  4. Cheers, Keith. Can feel a few bottle of fine English ale coming on . . .

    Thanks for all your support, mate. It's been proper fantastic.

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  5. I am so pleased for you, Ian, I bloody loved beta reading this for you. Well done mate. :-)

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  6. I remember being really wary at first, Elodie. But you were so lovely about the book, you helped me see I might actually have something. You know I can never thank you enough for that :)

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  7. Ah, thank you, Clair. Never dreamt this would happen. Not ever.

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  8. Best news ever. I knew it from page one. Congrats, mate. Bloody marvelous.

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  9. Congrats. Love to see all the online writers succeeding.

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  10. Cheers, Jarrett. Much appreciated, mate.

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  11. Super news Ian and many congrats to you; richly deserved as well.

    Cheers.

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  12. Wow! Congratulations, Ian!! That's super news!

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  13. Alan - cheers so much, mate. Your support has meant loads.

    Sandra - Still can't quite believe it. Had sucha year with the short stories, this one's took me right by surprise.

    Chris - mate, thanks for everything. You've been a real support in all my writing, and I can't thank you enough for that. Cheers, mate.

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  14. About fucking time too ...
    Well done, old chap!

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  15. Smashing! Congratulations and well deserved!

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  16. Cheers, Paul. Feel sort of really humble with all this at the moment. It's really overwhelming, you know.

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  17. Jason. Your faith brings a smile to me face. One up for Old Blighty, eh :)

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  18. Excellent! I'm very happy for you, Ian.

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  19. it's the best news of a good week. many congratulations.

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  20. That is absolutely wonderful. Congratulations.

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  21. Got the better of you, eh ? Grin! Good onya, Ian. Shout it to the world, mate.

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  22. Fantastic news, Ian. Know exactly how you feel right now. It's a long old slog and worth every second of it now. Keep us posted on dates eh?

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  23. Congrats, Ian! That's fantastic!

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  24. Ian, you already know how happy I am for you! Just wonderful. ;-)

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  25. I feel I'm a bit late, but nice one mate :P Pete. (yes I was stalking)

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