Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm Going to Have a Novel Published!

Yay! Prospera Publishing announced yesterday in their newsletter (sign up for some great tips!) that my novel The Hating Game is going to be published!

The editor has been working with me to let me know all the great things we're going to do to make it even better, and I'm super excited to get going. Right now, we're planning for a release date of early 2011.

To celebrate, I'll be planning a giveaway shortly once I get my head back down from the clouds! And a giant thank you to everyone who has read and followed this blog. You've really helped make the waiting bearable. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Here are some notes (scroll down) from last night's agent talk at the London Writers' Club.

102 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Excellent news!

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  2. Talli, that's amazing news, enjoy and savour the moment. You deserve it, come and do a book signing in Dublin.

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  3. Woooohooooooooooooo!!! Congratulations!! That is totally awesome news. Good job!

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  4. Amazing life changing news Talli, even though I've only been following your blog for a few weeks I could feel you were on the cusp! Do keep us posted on release dates etc. Brilliant, well done K xx

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  5. How wonderful for you Yay!! :o)))

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  6. Thank you all! Super exxxx-cited!

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  7. Congratulations, that's so exciting for you. I'm so happy for you!!!!

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  8. Congratulations! *Waves pop pom*
    And you know, if you ever, ahem, need a beta reader...
    :-)

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  9. congratulations! great title too! Look forward to reading your novel!

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  10. Talli you utterly fab creature!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bring out the champers, kick out your house guests.. oh ok they can have a sip!! and celebrate like it's 1999 again!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh when I read the blurb of your book I really thought - oh my goodness - it's GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I for one will be queuing outside waterstone's for a signed copy (HINT!!) LOL!!!

    Take care and WELL DONE!!!!!!!!!!!

    *clapping like the clappers and getting jiggy with it!*

    Fabulous, fabulous news!!!

    x

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  11. p.s!!!

    sorry I was so excited for you I forgot to say THANK YOU!! for the really handy words of wisdom from the agent talk!!

    I have now crossed a big red line on my opening para - yep a man waking up from a hang-over - seriously!! I kid you not!! I am so, so not joking.

    Which makes it even funnier!!!

    LOL!!

    Take care!!

    x

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  12. Oh Talli - that is such wonderful news! I can't wait to hear more about it - as I put my head down and work!!

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  13. yay!!! that is so wonderful for you!

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  14. Congrats, Talli! Great news! Enjoy the glow!

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  15. Congratulations! How incredibly exciting! Can't wait to hear more behind-the-scenes stuff as you make your revisions and The Date approaches!

    Keep up the great work!

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  16. Talli, I'm so happy for you, that's just wonderful news :D

    I'll buy the book on release day, I promise! And I agree with Brigid, get yourself over to Dublin for a signing sometime, we'll take you out for coffee and compare writers' arses :p

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  17. Thank you, thank you all! It's so lovely to be able to share this news with supportive writers around the world!

    Ellen and Brigid, yes. If I do come to Dublin be warned: my writer's arse will do some serious training and will be ready to compete!

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  18. WOOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!


    CONGRATS! *HUGS, HIGH FIVES, DANCING!*

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  19. Wow, how fantastic. Congratulations to you. Can't wait to hear all the details.

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  20. Congratulations and time to do the happy dance. Wonderful news. Remember Thoughts in Progress if you go on blog tour. Best of luck.

    Mason
    Thoughts in Progress

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  21. Wow Talli that is so fantastic!!!! *hugs* I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear the details!

    I want to be one of the first to purchase it! Hopefully get it signed to *wink* if I'm lucky of course *hint,hint*

    :)

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  22. SOOOO GREAT TALLI! Congrats!!!

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  23. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! So happy for you!!! You deserve it Talli, I just knew it would be published!!

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  24. Congratulations, what wonderful news! You must be so excited! I'm looking forward to reading about your journey to publication, and raising my coffee cup to you in a congratulatory toast :)

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  25. That's excellent...so excited for you and so interested in your journey from here. xx

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  26. Yay! Congratulations Talli! I'm very happy for you. I wish the book came out sooner rather than later so that I can read it, as in right now. :)

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  27. How wonderful! I know you're thrilled. Can't wait to hear more. Celebrate with your favorite coffee.

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  28. Congrats, congrats! That is amazing! I'm so happy for you! Bring on the wine to celebrate!!!

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  29. Congratulations, Talli! I'm so happy for you! Suck in that sweet smell of success.

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  30. CONGRATS! That is so exciting. :)

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  31. Congratulations! *happy dance* I'll buy it. :)

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  32. Simply awesome! Congrats to you!!! I love to hear news like this. Yay!

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  33. YAY!! Congratulations! That is SUCH COOL NEWS!!

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  34. YIPPEE! Incredible news! Contrats, Talli!

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  35. Yay Talli!! That's so awesome! I hope you're draining all the grapes in the land to celebrate!!

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  36. WOW Talli! HUGE CONGRATUALTIONS WITH LOTS OF NOISE! (Like fireworks and squeals of delight much jumping up and down!)

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  37. Woo hoo!! That's awesome news and congratulations :)

    Make sure you celebrate in style!

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  38. YEAH!!!YAY!!HipHipHooray! I am thrilled for you. Well done. Book is already on my must have list!!! What else can I say...Oh congratulations and well done you!

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  39. Woo Hoo!
    That's awesome news!
    Congrats!

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  40. Congratulations!! It's going to be an awesome book, I can't wait to read it!! I'll enjoy following your blog throughout the editing process!

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  41. Talli I am so very happy for you! You really truly deserve this, and I will be first in the queue to buy your book when the day comes. Well done!

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  42. Congrats! That's so fantastic! yeah!!!!!!!

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  43. Oh wow! That is AMAZING! Celebrate to infinity! Congratulations!

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  44. Congratulations, Talli! That's so exciting!

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  45. How utterly marvelous. Champagne all round! Can you hear my cheers coming to you from the west coast of Canada?

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  46. Holy Cow! I'm so excited for you! YAY!

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  47. WAHOO!!!!! I'm so excited for you! I'm opening a bottle of virtual champagne for you! Congratulations, Talli! I can't wait to read your book!!!

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  48. CONGRATULATIONS! Go to Claridge's and have afternoon tea to celebrate!

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  49. Oh that is so cool. Thrilled for you and am definitely planning to buy it and read it! (umm, what's it about?) :)

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  50. Yay!!!!!! I'm so happy for you:)

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  51. SHUTTHEFRONTDOOR!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! THAT'S AWESOME NEWS!!

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  52. Many congratulations on your excellent news and thanks for the notes from the Agent Talk. Yet again I'm wishing I lived in London.

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  53. Holy Schmoly Tally, royal pats on the back for you! Take a bow! *applause*

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  54. Thank you, thank you, thank you everyone! I've tried to respond to those who have their emails visible - and to those who didn't, a massive massive thank you for sharing this with me!

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  55. Whoot!!!!! I'm so excited for you! Damn girl, way to go! I can't wait to read it!!!!!

    I'm tagging you on my blog today!!!! Come visit!

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  56. AHHHHHH I'm so excited for you!!! I cannot wait to buy your book when it comes out. Keep us posted! (By the way, I got your package in the mail yesterday - thank you so much! Now I can say I got a prize from a famous author ;)

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  57. Congratulations! This is so exciting.

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  58. I am so happy for you!!! Congrats! Wahoo!!! **I'm doing a happy dance for you and applauding***.
    Way to go! Can't wait to hear about the details.

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  59. Congratulations Talli!!!!! :D :D I'll be supporting you the whole way!!

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  60. Miiiioooow!! Purrs to you! :)

    Milt x

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  61. That is AMAZING!!!! Congrats! Hope you're celebrating right now :)
    You're an inspiration for us all!!!

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  62. Great news. Hope you're celebrating!

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  63. super big SQUEEEE and congrats!that is amazing!!!!!!!

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  64. HOLY SMOLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's that best news I've heard all day!!! I'm doing cartwheels for you!!!!!!!!!!

    ~JD

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  65. Fantastic news! And I've only just found your blog. Thanks for the follow on twitter today too. :)

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  66. Talli,
    CONGRATULATIONS! :) You must be floating around on Cloud 9 right about now!

    But I'm not really surprised as you have such a wonderful writing style.

    Will this book be part of a series?

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  67. That's the coolest thing I've heard all day. Congrats!!!!!!!

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  68. AWESOME news! Remember this feeling when you're working your way through your next one :D

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  69. Big time congrats to you. You give me hope. :)

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  70. YAY TALLI!!!!!!!! WHOO HOOOO!!!!

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  71. *Throwing confetti and opening champagne...*

    What exciting news! Congratulations, Talli!!!

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  72. Yay, that is great news! *dancing*

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  73. Wow! Congratulations. That was really quick! Or was it? Anyhoo....great news!

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  74. Talli! This is such great awesome news that I had to come out of blog-hiding to congratulate you.

    Congrats! Congrats! Congrats!

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  75. ...well done Talli:) Most excellent news!

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  76. I'm delighted for you and what a completly fabulous title! I'm looking forward to reading your novel. xo

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  77. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  78. TALLI!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Can our blogs jump up and down and squeel?? That is awesome awesome news!

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  79. I had to come out of blogcation to say hooray! Congratulations, Talli!

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  80. That is absolutley wonderful news!! Congratulations :-D

    C x

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  81. Thank you SO much everyone. I'm overwhelmed by all the lovely comments! Thank you, thank you!

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  82. YAY TALLI! OMG This is so exciting! <3<3 I can't wait until it's out, it sounds amazing!

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  83. AHHHHHHH!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!!!

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  84. SHADDUP SHADDUP SHADDUUPPPP?????

    OMG OMG OMG CONGRATS YOU ROCKSTAR!!!

    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    I CALL A SIGNED COPY RIGHT NOW!!!

    omgggggggg

    SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!

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  85. AWESOME CONGRATS TO YOU!!! IM SO HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY!!!!!
    The book sounds great! Im going to buy it as soon as it comes out!!!
    YAY FOR YOU!

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  86. Woohoo!!!! I'm so excited for you!! That's fabulous news :) I don't think there are enough !!!! to express how delighted I am! :) Congratulations.

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  87. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! SO happy for you Talli! Best. News. EVER.

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  88. Congrats. I'm so happy for you.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Best of luck in all your writing ventures. :)

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  89. AHHHH! CONGRATULATIONS! Sorry I'm a little late in the congratulatory department (the one week I get super busy and don't get to check up on my friend's blogs and you get published!!!!!! just my luck) haha. I def heard on other blogs about your success when I got back online today and I'm proud of you!!! That is an AMAZINGLY AWESOME ACCOMPLISHMENT (alliteration baby)!!!!!!! YOU ROCK! Keep us all updated! I want to hear more on the process and your successes :) You go girl!!!!!!!!!

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  90. I read the blurb on your website and found it enticing! Now I can't wait for it to come out. Do you know if it will be available as an ebook?

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  91. Hi, First time am checking out your blog :)

    And in time for the great news :) Congrats !! This is so exciting...and of course, motivating to keep writing !!

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  92. Talli!! I just came across this linked on another blog.

    CONGRATS girl :)

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Coffee and wine for all!