YES! I want to shout it from the rooftops, and dance on the ceiling. I want to sing and wave my hands in the air. I am really excited to announce that I have signed my debut novel, Sophie’s Turn, with trailblazing new US publisher, Sapphire Star Publishing (SSP)!
When I first heard about SSP on Facebook early in January, I was immediately intrigued. Who wouldn’t be, with a catching name and stunning logo like the sapphire star? I checked out the company’s website and was even more interested: this looked just like my kind of organisation. Sapphire Star Publishing is a small press publisher dedicated to bringing readers the finest fiction. The company works closely with its authors to grant each publication the opportunity to reach its full potential. Unsurprisingly, then, everyone at SSP is really passionate about books, dedicated and motivated, and highly professional. That’s an intriguing proposition, and I was instantly hooked. And when I discovered that SSP was accepting submissions, well, I was off to my email in a flash.
I submitted Sophie’s Turn and quickly heard back: would I consider sending the full manuscript? Of course I would! And just under two weeks later… last Friday, to be precise, I got the amazing email: SSP loved Sophie’s Turn!
I literally sat stunned for a good few minutes, reading and re-reading the email several dozen times, trying to make sure that I understood right. I believe I was then seen dancing round the dining room (which is where my laptop lives on a tiny desk, when I’m not actually writing) and through the lounge, seeming very excited but not making an awful lot of sense. This was just the most terrific news, and an indescribable feeling of joy. I am simply thrilled to be joining the SSP family!
Now here’s the really important bit: SSP will officially relaunch Sophie’s Turn on 6 September 2012!! In the meantime, for a limited time only, Sophie’s Turn will continue to be available in Kindle edition from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com until the end of March. After that, the novel will be temporarily unavailable until the official relaunch of Sophie’s Turn.
Stay tuned and sign up for ongoing updates and news on this blog. Or visit Sapphire Star Publishing for further news and, of course, to meet the rest of the SSP family: A.L. Jackson; Amy Gregory; Gary Kassay; Mandy Baggot; Linn B. Halton; S. Blue Remy
Thanks for joining me today as I celebrate, and do keep in touch!