Friday, October 01, 2010

Guess who's just been offered a contract?

I know. If the answer's not me, then this is a really pointless post. But the answer is me, so hussah! Those lovely folks at Choc Lit have offered a contract on my The Untied Kingdom, starring of course my beloved Richard Armitage Major Harker. In terms of the yummy stuff, Harker is plain chocolate. Ungarnished, with plenty of bite, and quite bitter, but darkly delicious and very hard to say no to.

So what does this mean? Well, it means that when I've read the contract and satisfied myself that it's not giving anyone the rights to my first-born (er, that'd probably be Spike, but you know what I mean) that The Untied Kingdom will be hitting a bookstore near you. And, with Harker at its heart, when it hits, it'll leave an impact crater.



Commence champagne-glass raising....now!

22 comments:

  1. Awesome! \o/ Massive congratulations!

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  2. Woohoo! Welcome - and they are lovely!

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  3. Yeaaaaayyyy! You're one of us now! I'm so happy I'm doing my duck-dance! (You don't want to see it, you really don't.) Many congratulations and I can't wait to read the book.

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  4. Awesome news and congratulations, Kate! I'm really looking forward to reading this one--I remember you talking about it several conferences ago and I've remembered the pitch line ever since.

    Hugs,
    Immi
    xxx

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  5. Fantastic news. Congratulations Kate. Can't wait to read it, Major Harker sounds yummy.

    J xxx

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  6. Yay congratulations! So well deserved.

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  7. Yay congratulations! So well deserved.

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  8. Thanks everyone! Am SO excited.

    And Jane...you're quite right, I don't want to see it...

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  9. Brilliant, brilliant news! Congratulations!

    I've loved the ChocLit books that I've read so far (Trade Winds by Christina Courtenay and Turning the Tide by Christine Stovell) and both of the heroes in those were wonderful, so I'm looking forward to meeting Major Harker. He sounds delicious!

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  10. Fabulous, wonderful news. Celebrate, celebrate, celebrate!

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  11. OMG I read this!! I am a reader for Choclit and I was sent this ms to read - I LOVED IT!!!! I am so glad I have found out who wrote it and I am over the moon that it is getting published - I couldn't recommend it more. I read it in a couple of days and fell head over heels for Major Harker. Huge congratualtions!! xx

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  12. Thanks Kath & Jan, I'm so excited. I hope you enjoy Harker as much as I did!

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  13. Lucie, OMG right back at you! Thanks so much for recommending it: without you it might never have made the grade!

    I do so adore Harker, he really came alive for me and I found writing about him not just easy but really compelling! I'm so glad other people love him.

    Oh, if only I could do that Pygmalion trick with him...

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  14. Yay! Can't wait. Congratulations and three cheers,

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  15. That's great news and fab that Lucie read it!

    Well done to you.

    warm wishes

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  16. Go you!!!!!!!! All that hard work and stress paid off :) Drinks on me next time you're state side.

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  17. Thanks Jean Marie and Bluestocking! I can't thank Lucie enough for recommending The Untied Kingdom!

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  18. Sybir, will you be at RWA New York? We could drink Manhattans in Manhattan!

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  19. That is such great news Kate. Can't wait to read it. And while you're about it, I want more Sophie's.

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  20. Sophie's trying her hardest, Sarah! In the meantime, you may have to meet Harker and his heroine, Eve.

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  21. How did I manage to miss this news for so long? Congratulations! ChocLit books are so beautiful - can't wait to see your cover. (Shallow? Me? Never!)

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