Monday, April 16, 2012

In the News Today

Happy Monday, everyone. Can you believe it's the middle of April already? Yikes. The weekend passed in a glorious blur of cream teas at Kensington Palace, champagne, yummy Thai food . . . it's a tough life, what can I say!

Amidst all of that, though, I'm delighted to report that I've finally finished the third draft of Construct A Couple! The second and the third drafts are always the hardest for me, as I attempt to wrangle the plot and character development into something that makes sense. From here on (I hope), it's mainly fleshing out scenes and rewriting bits 'n' bobs.

And in other news:

Build A Man is now out in paperback! You can order yours now on Amazon UKor Amazon.com. It's been available on Kindle now since November and sold over 15,000 copies, which I'm really pleased with  (not to mention 45,000 free downloads). A massive thanks to everyone who has read it and especially to anyone who has taken the time to leave a review. I'm really looking forward to getting Construct A Couple out soon.

And yay! I have a cover and blurb for my next novel, The Pollyanna Plan, due out in the autumn.



Thirty-something Emma Beckett has always looked down on 'the glass is half full' optimists, believing it's better to be realistic than delusional. But when she loses her high-powered job and fiancé in the same week, even Emma has difficulty keeping calm and carrying on.

With her world spinning out of control and bolstered by a challenge from her best friend, Emma makes a radical decision. For the next year, she'll behave like Pollyanna: attempting to always see the upside, no matter how dire the situation.

Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea?

You can add it to your Goodreads here.

And hmm, I think that's about it for my news!

What's new with you? Good weekend? Nice week ahead? Spill!

52 comments:

  1. I love the cover and the whole the glass is half empty/half full/let's be realistic/etc plot Talli :-)))

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  2. Love the new cover! And no, I can't believe it's already Monday and the middle of April! Trying to get as much writing in as possible before school lets out!

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  3. I LOVE that book cover! Actually, I love all of your book covers. :D Can't wait for Construct A Couple!

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  4. Well done on all your success to date, Talli! Love the sound of your new book and the cover is fab.

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  5. Congrats! on the book cover and best wishes for another smashing success!

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  6. Congrats on your draft, your sales, and your new cover! Lots of awesome there!

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  7. Champagne and Thai food sounds so good!

    And love the title of your new novel!

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  8. Love the cover and the blurb. I can't wait to read it!

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  9. Hi Talli, It is good to hear such good sales figures for Build A Man, which I have just finished, review written and waiting. Already looking forward to the next two!

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  10. So happy to see these books coming up the pike.

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  11. Wow, Talli, you go girl! I envy your energy and the ability to churn out draft after draft and book after book. I've been struggling with one for over two years now.
    Karen

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  12. Congratulations Talli! I think I like idea of Pollyanna Plan.

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  13. Awwww the Pollyannan Plan!! Yay!! Sounds most positive!! Hooorah for you and huge congratulations!! Take care
    x

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  14. Talli, This is all so awesome. I am totally inspired by you!

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  15. Wow, Talli, I'm so proud of you and your success with your books! You must be thrilled!!! Wish I could just pop over and bring a bottle of wine ... Ah ... one day ...

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  16. Congrats! Gosh, all this looks so fun :) so excited for the new books!

    Sarah Allen
    (my creative writing blog)

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  17. What a cute cover!! Love the title too. I liked the Pollyanna movie when I was a kid. :) You are one busy gal, churning out the books! Good for you, and keep up the great work!

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  18. Your productivity is amazing.You're way ahead of me. Good luck with all you do.

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  19. You are just on a roll, lady! Congrats on finishing yet another book!Love this new cover too!!

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  20. I love it! Adding it to my GoodReads today!

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  21. Love the cover. It's sounds like a wonderful read.

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  22. Thai food--love it! Unfortunately, there aren't any around here or even relatively close. Variety of restaurants is one of the things I miss, living here beyond the back 40. I loved living in the San Francisco area. There were always a good selection of restaurants, even in the smaller (relatively speaking) towns.

    Congrats on your sales.

    Pollyanna Plan sounds fun. I'll be watching for it. :-)

    Here? Yard work and flower planting in between some nasty storms.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  23. My goodness Talli, you are the queen of writing! You have so much done, I'm impressed! And congrats on Build A Man being out in paperback! Wahoo!!!! That is so exciting!

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  24. You are a machine! I love it. :D

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  25. Congratulations on finishing your draft!

    I love the cover for your next book. :)

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  26. LOVE!!! The cover for the Pollyanna plan! And it just sounds so fricking adorable!

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  27. Congrats on the new paperback version for Build A Man! Your new Pollyanna book sounds wonderful and I love the cover! You really don't sleep, do you?! Julie

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  28. Congrats on having a wonderful cover all sorted and blurb.
    Can't wait for the publication.

    Yvonne.

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  29. I know I am going to love this new Book, The Pollyanna Plan. I can't wait for it's release.

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  30. This one sounds great, and the cover is fabulous! Going to add it to my Goodreads now...

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  31. Thai food. Yummy...

    Oh, sorry, back to the wonderful stuff. Love that cover for your new-novel-to-come and the story sounds wonderful. Can't wait to see the wonder and buzz this beauty will generate.

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  32. Sounds awesome! love the cover too :)

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  33. Wow, great news for you. I've been too busy to think for the past two weeks and see no end in sight.

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  34. Talli, amongst all those cream teas, champagne and Thai food you must spend a lot of time on your writing. Congrats on the last of the edits for Construct a Couple (which we're all looking forward to reading). Love the synopsis/cover for Pollyanna...

    Denise

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  35. I CAN'T WAIT!!!!! AHHH!!!!!

    Sorry, having a moment, I'm very excited for all of your upcoming releases!

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  36. Yes, where did the time go? I love the new cover to Pollyanna! And it sounds interesting.

    Gee! You sure have been busy, Lady! What an exciting time it is for you!

    Also congrats on your book 'Build A Man' becoming a print form. I'm so happy for you.

    I really miss London with all its goodies! Once upon a time, I was a Sloane Ranger! Enjoy life, for its fleeting!

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  37. Wonderful to be so busy and successful! The cover is enticing, and so is the blurb!

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  38. That's such exciting news - and congratulations on the 15000 sales - that's no mean feat!!! My news... hmmm.... to write or not to write that is my current conundrum (sound familiar :))

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  39. All your book covers are gorgeous and have fantastic fonts!

    Wagging Tales

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  40. Great news all round Talli - well done!

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  41. Now I want Thai food. Thanks, Talli!

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  42. Hi Talli! CONGRATS all around. I like the new cover. Best wishes for another successful book.


    Susanne
    PUTTING WORDS DOWN ON PAPER

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  43. I LOVE the premise of this new book! I'm going to have to check it out.

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  44. Talli, I love the cover and your brand. If I walked by one of your books in the store...I would know instantly that it was you. So cool! The new book sounds fab. Hope your having a terrific week!

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  45. What a fantastic cover. I love the art work. Wow, you have accomplished so much. I am very impressed and you have a lot to be proud of. I am looking forward to reading Pollyanna. It sounds like my kind of book.

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  46. Oh I love the sound of The Pollyanna Plan. I do with being a lot more like that myself! I am going to add it to my Goodreads list right now! I had a great time off over Easter but am back to full time work this week so it is all a bit of a shock to my system!

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  47. Talli, I wish I had one fourth of your writing energy! You are amazing!

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  48. I really like your cover and I'm so looking forward to reading both Construct a Couple and The Pollyanna Plan! :)

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  49. Just so thrilled for you! X

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Coffee and wine for all!