Friday, 18 November 2011

A Moment of Modest Glory

Rumour has it that aspiring authors should avoid cliches like the plague, but at times like this I can’t see how they can be avoided. As with those mythical buses alleged to turn up in pairs, the moment you think getting one story into an anthology is excitement enough, another one gets published.
So please allow me to kill two birds with one stone; I’m so excited about my double moment of glory. I've had TWO stories published in almost as many weeks.
Okay, I’d be living in a fool’s paradise not to realise, two stories do not a writing career make and are a far cry from getting a complete book published, but you’ve got to start somewhere.
So it's time to start touting my newly finished novel around to an agent or two. (If you know of anyone interested in an upbeat romantic tale about a young woman gardener, please get word to me straight away.) In the meantime, should you fancy a good read, both anthologies are now available to order from your local bookshop or on Amazon:

Voices of Angels - Bridge House Publishing
It's Never Too Late To Fall in Love - U3A Press
And my apologies for all the cliches, I got a bit carried away in the excitement.


  1. Well knock me down with a feather :) Well done you

  2. What a thrill - absolutely!! Two stories is a whole lot more - 100 times more than most of us have had published. This must be the time for the novel to start making the rounds - shoulders are a published author!

  3. Exceedingly well done. Most envious. Best of luck with the novel.

  4. Oh Lampie, what exciting news.! well done you, very envious, lots of luck with the novel Lampie.

  5. Fantastic! I am delighted for you. Very best of luck with the next step but enjoy this one too!