Monday, July 15, 2013

NEWS!

Happy Monday, all! It is a very happy Monday here indeed, because not only is the weather downright tropical, but I can finally announce that I have signed a two-book deal with Amazon Publishing! It has been absolutely killing me to keep my mouth shut until all the nitty-gritty details were ironed out (huge thanks to Madeleine Milburn, my agent, for her tenacity and hard work), but I can now say that Amazon is going to re-publish The Pollyanna Plan with a sparkly new cover, and they'll release The No-Kids Club sometime around Spring 2014.

Yay!

Many of you know that I've been very happy self-publishing since choosing to leave my publisher almost two years ago. And that hasn't changed -- I plan to continue to self-publish around my other novels as time and schedules allow.  However, I have to admit it will be nice to collaborate with a knowledgeable team of professionals . . . not to mention it's Amazon! I have witnessed the impact of their marketing power and hope they can help me grow my audience. I'm really excited to be on their team.

I have to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported me from the very beginning (2010 wasn't that long ago, but it seems like forever!). From my blogsplash to baby, you have continually made my day and even though I can't do the blog rounds as often as I'd like, I love hearing from you. I really feel like you're all a huge part of my writing journey.

So . . . wine for all! Champagne for all! Red Twizzlers for . . . ME!

Once again, a heartfelt thanks and have a lovely week.

71 comments:

  1. Congratulations! That sounds really exciting!

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    1. Thank you, Rachel! I'm super excited, to say the least.

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  2. Congratulations Talli! Great news and I'm very excited for you! I loved The Pollyanna Plan and can't wait for your next one!
    Cathy xx

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  3. Congratulations, Talli!!! So happy for you! *sends boatload of Twizzlers*

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    1. *chomp chomp chomp* Thanks, Julie! :)

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  4. Congratulations, Talli! You continue to be one of my role models for success as an author.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words, Paul.

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  5. Wonderful news, it encourages us all!

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  6. This is indeed wonderful news, Talli. I'm not at all surprised. When I first became acquainted with your chick lit persona online I knew you were going to make it. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks so much, Karen. You were there in my Marsha days! :)

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  7. Congratulations!!! I'm really happy for you and wish you much success in the coming years.

    -Marianna

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    1. Thanks, Marianna! Lovely to hear from you.

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  8. Ooh ooh ooh, wonderful news, Tali. And you so deserve it. You are a very talented writer.

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  9. Talli, that's awesome!! Congratulations.
    And look - you just hit 1200 followers.

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    1. Thanks, Alex. And thanks for always taking the time to come by and visit. It means a lot.

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  10. Congratulations on your news! That is brilliant. It's been exciting enough to watch you go it alone, let alone with the power of Amazon behind you. Wishing you greater and greater success, lovely. x

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    1. Thanks so much, Kath. You've been a wonderful support!

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  11. Woohoo!!!!! So excited for you Talli - it's so well deserved! YAY you :)

    If it wasn't going to 38C today, I'd bake cupcakes in your honour! :)

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    1. 38! Yikes! We're sweltering in London but it's 'only' 31.

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  12. Woo-hoo, Talli! *raises my glass*

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  13. Congratulations :) You deserve it!
    As for your weather, it's close to our Florida weather but without the humidity.

    Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, Jacqueline. It is pretty humid here, but nothing like Florida.

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  14. WOO HOO! Congrats! It's well deserved!

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  15. Mega news and mega congratulations to you, Talli! So wish I could have chinked a glass with you at the RNA conf but couldn't get there this year. Still, there's always the Festival of Romance later in year!

    Janice xx

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    1. Thanks so much, Janice. We missed you this weekend. Hope to catch up at FoR.

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  16. Congrats! That's pretty exciting. And champagne and "red vines" are a great combination!

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    1. Thank you and I couldn't agree more. :)

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  17. Super Congratulations! This is wonderful news! I pop in from time to time, and I always find your blog so inspiring. Enjoy this fine accomplishment:)!

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  18. I am so thrilled for you Talli (but I'm a little gutted you won't share your Twizzlers with me). xo

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  19. How exciting, Talli! For sure Amazon has a PR arm with some powerful muscles and that is certainly great for you. I'm so proud of what you've accomplished!

    Personally, I think having a traditional publisher and continuing self-pubbing some of you work is a great idea. Traditional pubs bring a team of professionals to your writing and that can't hurt. They know the market well and how to reach readers and that's worth a little less of a % in the pocket for those services.

    Hope you had a great time at the conference.

    Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

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  20. I'm a bit late to the party, Talli, but huge congratulations anyway. Enjoy that

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  21. Sorry, got excited. What I was going to say was enjoy that Champagne. xx

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  22. Oh wow, that's a big deal! Congratulations Talli! I'd raise a champagne glass to toast you if I actually had any (and if I drank alcohol), so how about I raise a coffee cup instead? :)

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  23. Wow, wow, and wow! Hugs and cheers! x

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  24. So exciting! Congratulations!

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  25. Hi Talli!
    Congratulations! That is great news. You work hard at this and deserve a great deal of success.

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  26. Warmest congratulations Talli! Must have been difficult to keep that to yourself! From success to even greater success. Well deserved. Your stories are great entertainment!

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  27. Yes, Talli!!! I so your announcement on Facebook. So happy for you. Whoot!

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  28. Congrats Talli!!! This is awesome news! Very happy for you!

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  29. Congratulations Talli, that's fabulous news!! I think Mel Sherratt managed the same thing recently with the same agency - say hi to her for me when you next meet up!

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  30. Brilliant news! Congratulations x

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  31. Hi Talli - that is brilliant news - I'm so pleased for you .. what a great summer this is turning out to be ..

    Excellent news - cheers Hilary

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  32. Oooo, this is so exciting!! Congratulations, Talli!

    Happy reading and writing! from Laura Marcella @ Wavy Lines

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  33. That is brilliant news Talli - well done!!!

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  34. I'm totally late on this one and realized I wasn't following you on Twitter! That's why! Congrats on the deal. That's awesome!

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  35. Great news, Talli - it's encouraging and inspiring to follow your publishing journey!

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  36. That is so awesome, Talli! Many, many congratulations to you!!!!

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  37. Ach!!! Congratulations!! Time to break out the bubbly and celebrate!
    Nutschell
    www.thewritingnut.com

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  38. Congrats Talli! :D
    Yes, time to celebrate-so amazing! YOU have earned it-I am happy for you! Cheers~

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  39. Congratulations Talli! I see big things coming.

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  40. Talli, this is fantastic news! I've been your fan from the very beginning so I feel a 'gather, gather' Kate Winslet moment coming…I cannot wait to see your name in big lights, on billboards on tube stations, watch the film version of The Polyanna Plan, see you receive an Oscar for best screenplay….! World and oyster come to mind!

    Lots of love,

    Helena x

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  41. I am very impressed by your achievements, and your website is beautifully put together. Although I don't know you very well (yet!) I can tell your are one of lifes special people and this is only the beginning.
    Well done!

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  42. Talls, I honestly think you are navigating your career with incredible foresight. Nothing but admiration for your choices, babe.

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  43. Talli: This is great news, and you're keeping your options open, which is a good thing!

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  44. That's awesome Talli!!!!!! :)

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  45. I read about your deal at Alex's blog. Congratulations. This is wonderful.

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  46. I'm joining my voice in with everyone elses, CONGRATULATIONS!

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Coffee and wine for all!