I have something special to tell you…

Published on Friday 23rd April 2010 by DJ Kirkby

Thanks so much to everyone who left a caption on this week’s wordless Wednesday and welcome to my new readers. Buck’sWriter is this week’s  winner with “The two rentokil operatives were delighted – this call-out would definitely win them the ‘hazard of the month’ contest back at work.” Nitebyrd’s comment –“Why the hell are these men smiling?” deserves an honourable mention even though she hadn’t entered it as a caption, it was just a comment she felt she had to leave in order to reflect her horror at the sight which greeteed her. Why thank you, I do aim to please… My husband, who has begun blogging at Everyone’s a critic said – “Lime green! What was he thinking?” which made me *snerk* but he isn’t allowed to win due to potential accusations of extreme bias.

I said on Sunday’s post that I was going to the London Book Fair on Tuesday and that I had an appointment to speak to a publisher about my novel Without Alice. I’m delighted to be able to tell you that the contract has been signed and an Independent Publishing House called Punked Books will be publishing Without Alice later this year. I’ll post the blurb for you now as a little taster and if you want more then please come back on Sunday when I’ll post up an excerpt from the first chapter of Without Alice for you to read.

Have you ever had a secret? One so important that it feels as if it will tear you in two? Stephenโ€™s got one. He’s also got a great job, beautiful wife and an adorable son. Outwardly his life seems perfect but it means nothing without Alice. Read Without Alice and meet a man who you will love to hate until you learn to love him.

22 comments so far

  • OMG again to that photo. There isn't a man alive that would look good in that…

    So delighted at your news – still grinning for you.

  • Hi JJ
    It is a rather awful look! So happy that you're pleased for me, it makes it all even more special.

    Hi Caroline
    Thank you for holding my hand and guiding me through the darker times in Without Alice's journey to a publishing contract which is actually signed by a publisher! Squeeeeee!

  • Hi Megan
    You snuck in there while I was answering JJ and Caroline. Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚ I know that you know how fantastic I feel right now having just had your (wonderful) 2nd novel published.

  • Such wonderful news. I'm so very happy for you. We missed you at last night's Beyond Blue reading, but we know you were with us in spirit. It's great that Without Alice is finally moving on. xo

  • I didn't doubt for a second that you would get a publishing deal!! I'm absolutely thrilled to bits for you and we shall definitely celebrate in style when we get together!!

    *does happy dance on DJ's behalf*

    C x

  • Thanks, DJ! That was the first thing that popped in my head about that picture.

    CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy to hear that Without Alice will be published and that it will be this year. You found brilliant publishers!

  • Missed the photo on Wednesday (must keep up) – simultaneously hilarious and very disturbing. And some great captions.

    CONGRATULATIONS on your wonderful news. I'm so pleased.


  • Hi Debs, Fairyhedgehog and Rachel
    Thank you very much ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Sue
    I hope Beyond Blue went well. Must get over to your blog and see if there is a post about it.

    Hi Al
    Thank you kind sir.

    Hi Talli
    We had champagne the night I got my signed contract but I think my husband has plans for tonight too. No wonder I love him all up!

    Hi Carol
    You know how much your support means to me. I'm looking forward to our next get together too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Diane
    You were one of my first blog readers, so amazing to me that you're still here and how I wish you were still blogging. Your posts used to make me laugh 'till tears poured down my face!

    Hi TF
    I love it that you're going to sit on your BS bench in my honour. I loved that bench photo you made for me when I first finished writing Without Alice, it is a beautiful photo.

    Hi Nitebyrd,
    Thanks! Now if only you could get over here for one of the book launches ๐Ÿ™ That would be perfect!

    Hi Suzanne
    Thank you SO much ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Mommydaddy
    Thank you, it's a great feeling.

  • Oooh I was at job interviews all day yesterday so didn't know I won… Squueeeeeeee!

    And a really big Squueeeeeeeee for you. Great news and thoroughly well deserved.

    Claire. x

  • Hi Claire
    You were at inerviews all day? You must have been exhausted! Thank you for my congrats too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Hi Karen
    Thaks! Claire is funny, she's come up with some great captions.

  • Thought I'd already left a comment here – but obviosuly not. Brain mush. So, so well done honey. Very pleased for you.

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