Wednesday, April 20, 2011

A little push, please?

I'd love to make the 100 by end of this week. Not years, don't be silly -- followers, I mean.

But that's not why I'm posting. I've got some exciting news. No, no publisher approached me with an offer to give me a million as an advance and a contract for all my books. Ha! If they knew what they're missing out on. Okay okay, I'll get off my high horse, riding gives me terrible muscle ache.

Right, from here, down on earth, there are some fantastic things happening, in a small way, but it's a start. First off: The caf� which helps me with my cause and supports me as a local authors has surprisingly sold three books. When I called last time, they still had the five books I handed in for a trial. I've now ordered ten more to see how it goes. I was quite flabbergasted, to be honest. I think if I'd go to a pub one day and find a person reading my book, I'd just faint out of excitement.
I've also been approached by a two people who quite like what I'm writing. One will feature one of my (not funny) short stories on her blog next week and the other one is building up a showcase website. Feel free to pop by and say hello.. We both have participated on the charity anthology Words to Music. If you'd like, you can read Serendipity here:

In addition to this, I have received an e-mail. Now you will think, so what? I get e-mails on a daily basis. Yes! But I got an e-mail from a reader who said she really enjoyed my book. I can't tell you how this feels. Wonderful, heart-warming and just over-the-moon in general. It was my first one, in the end. So a big cheers to the lovely Chitra. Thank you for getting in touch.

And now the last news: I've given business cards to a friend of mine who's got a fruit stall in my area, he's handing them out to selected customers. And I've also brought a copy to my local newspaper, Hackney Citizen, for them to review the book. Speaking of reviews: I've now got five 5-star reviews and one 4-star review on This also came as a total surprise. Only one review still on

All the while, I'm working on my paranormal romantic comedy novel, No Wings Attached, as it will be the next book out. I can't wait to see the reaction to it.

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