Last Tuesday morning as I arrived at the office bright and early for a meeting first thing my colleagues greeted me with expectant looks and smiles. I was momentarily taken aback; could this mean what I thought it meant? ‘Is it here?’ I squealed. I hadn’t been expecting it until at least midday. They indicated to a package that had been waiting on my chair. It was here.
I picked up the package and sat down. As I held it in my hands I paused, holding my breath. This was it; after years of hard work I would finally hold my own book in my hands. The nervous anticipation I’d had for weeks came rushing back to me; the fine line between excitement and sheer terror blurring as it does when your car climbs the rollercoaster track and your knuckles whiten as you get closer to the top before the sharp drop. With heart in mouth I opened the package and pulled out the hardback book inside. I ran my fingers over the cover and read the words ‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’. I beamed.
It’s a very wonderful feeling to see and hold your very own book that you’ve worked so hard to write. Books are so very special and I’m still finding it hard to believe that I have my very own, especially one that has been so beautifully designed and produced. The paper feels and smells incredible and the art work is larger than life. This really is a dream come true.
I tried not to make my thank you page in the book too long but found it impossible; I’m so very grateful to many, many people. I won’t bore you with repeating the thank yous here save one, and that is for you. If it wasn’t for you, who is reading my blog now and for you has written to me, you who has commented on my posts, you who has been there from the beginning, for all of my readers old and new, and for the friends I have made in the blogging community which I am so proud to belong to, there would be no book. I thank each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart.
I have three copies of my book that I’d like to sign for you and give to you as a thank you. If you would like to receive one leave me a comment and tell me what your favourite pie is (you know mine!) and I’ll pick three winners at random.
‘A Slice of Cherry Pie’ is available now, RRP £16.99. Published by Absolute Press.