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Friday, 13 June 2014

Thank You!

Thank you to all of you for your encouragement, which has helped lead me to two publishing contracts, one for my short story collection and one for my novel!

This is a dream come true for me, as you all know. Your kind words have been the most wonderful spur and your brilliant advice has been massively helpful. I am truly grateful. You made me believe it was possible.

I'm still at the stage where the final revisions are underway, so I can't give precise details about the titles and publication dates just yet, but I couldn't wait any longer to tell you it's finally happening and how much I appreciate your friendship that helped me reach this hugely exciting place.

Thank you all so very much. xxx

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  1. Oh this is so exciting for you, Joanna - well done!

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    1. Thank you so very much, Wendy. I really appreciate your support. xxx

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  2. Oh my goodness, Joanna - what wonderful news! I am smiling all over my face. I KNEW you would do it :-) Congratulations xx

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    1. Oh, thank you, Teresa. Thank you for all your kind words and your constant encouragement that has meant so much to me. I am absolutely blessed. xxx

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  3. Wonderful news and so well deserved! I can't wait to read your collection and novel! xx

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    1. Huge thanks, Jo. I'm indebted to you for all your support and the confidence you've shown in my writing. Thank you for being such a brilliant friend. xxx

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  4. Congratulations, brilliant news!

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    1. Thank you, Womag, so very much. I'm massively glad my husband found your blog about five or six years ago and showed it to me when I started thinking about writing stories. Until then, I didn't have the confidence to try. I'm eternally grateful. xxx

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen, you're very kind. xx

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  6. Many congratulations, Joanna. Enjoy the moment - it's one you'll never forget!

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    1. Thank you very much, Frances. You've been a fabulous inspiration to me. I shall definitely enjoy every minute, although it's hard to believe it's really happening. xx

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  7. This is so exciting to hear, Joanna. I've been reading your short stories ever since I started writing 4years ago - mainly as you kept winning all the competitions that I didn't do anything in! Your stories always resonate with me. Please share when the collection & the novel are coming out. I will definitely buying both :)

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    1. I'm hugely grateful, Tracy, for your very kind words and it's so exciting to know you would buy my books - what a lovely thought that is for me. I love writing so much, but to know other writers enjoy reading my stories is the icing on the cake. I so appreciate your support. xx

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  8. Oh wow, great news! And so richly deserved. Can't wait to read both!

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    1. Thank you very much Miss McFish. You're so kind and I do hope you enjoy reading them. I really appreciate your lovely words of support. xx

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  9. I'm sure all of us who've been reading your stories over the last few years never had any doubt that you would do it. Look forward to reading more. xxx

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    1. Thank you very much, Joanne. It's always been a great help to know other writers had confidence in me and I so appreciate it. xxx

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  10. Fantastic news! Congrats, Joanna - I look forward to hearing about your good news in detail.

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    1. Thank you so much, AJ. I really value your kind words and support. I'm looking forward to posting about things in detail soon. xx

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  11. Exciting news, look forward to hearing more :o)

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    1. Thank you so much, Karen. I've just put the finishing touches to the manuscript and feel quite shaky with emotion! x

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  12. Such exciting times for you, Joanna. I wish you lots of success with your books and can't wait to read them!

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    1. Thank you so much, Vikki, that's really kind of you. I feel more excited than I could ever put into words. I think I've dreamt of this my entire life, or at least since I started reading. xx

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  13. Marvellous news and absolutely no surprise at all! Delighted for your well deserved success.
    And well done on the Mslexia shortlisting too!

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    1. Thank you so much, Bernadette. I treasure your kindness and support so much. Many, many thanks for your friendship. xxx

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  14. Oh that's wonderful news, Joanna - huge congratulations as it's so well deserved. I've loved your short stories for ages so I can't wait to read your collection and novel! Enjoy every moment.

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    1. Many, many thanks, Rosemary. I'm very touched by your kind comments and encouraged by your support. It was so helpful when you suggested approaching the small, independent publishers. I was offered a contract within days of approaching the first one, so I have you and your good advice to thank! I'm looking forward to giving out more details soon. xxx

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  15. Oh Joanna, I've only just caught up with this fantastic news as I was away from Friday 13th June when you posted it. Congratulations. Judging by your short stories that I've read, this is very well deserved. I look forward to hearing more news.

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  16. That's so kind, Lindsay. Thank you very much. I'#m looking forward to giving more details soon and so appreciate your lovely comments. xx

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  17. That's so kind, Lindsay. Thank you very much. I'm looking forward to giving more details soon and really appreciate your lovely comments. xx

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