Friday, April 08, 2011

A UK Deal

Have I said I love my agent, if not I need to say it again...because well she has given me the most wonderful nearly birthday gift...a two book contract with Orion with a wonderful editor who works with some of the most amazing writers. You can read the details here. So now I have Dutch and UK deals and hopefully news from Germany soon... (still pinching myself)

But do you know what made it even more special, if that was possible - I received the news when we are all together as a family to celebrate.This is as important to them as to me. DH has believed in me and my kids have watched mum keep on trying and not giving up...dreams do happen if you work hard enough at them - they just don't always happen to our own time schedule or necessarily how we expected...but dreams do come true. Of course I had to skype my parents with the news too...they have always believed I could do it too...

I'm on cloud nine and then some...in fact I'm in paradise...hey the Maldives are hard to beat.

40 comments:

Kate Hardy said...

Oh, fantastic, Liz!! So thrilled for you. Much deserved xxx

Talli Roland said...

I am so thrilled for you, Liz! You deserve all your success! Massive, massive congrats. xx

Jenny Beattie said...

So so so pleased for you. You deserve nothing less than this for all it's taken. I'm grinning - I can't imagine what you must be doing!
Jxx

Julie Cohen said...

I am so psyched!!!

Caroline said...

This post made me cry, I am such a sop but I know how hard you've tried and what a support you've been to me these last years. So glad your family were all with you, it's a fine lesson to offer to your children. Your deserve so much success and I can't wait to have you sign a copy for me. Enjoy xxx

Fiona Harper said...

Yay! Yay! Yay! So pleased for you, Liz! I've seen how hard you've worked over the years and I'm so glad you've got the success you so rightly deserve!

Remember that RNA conf back in 2005, when we were both absolute newbies and feeling absolute fakes for daring to come and mix with 'real' writers? I bet this exceeds your wildest dreams back then.

Carole Blake said...

Well your agent certainly loves you - and your wonderful novel! Our whole agency is going to have such fun at next week's book fair. Great timing to have all this happening just as hundreds of international publishers fly in to town. I wonder which language we'll sign up next? Congratulations Liz: A CORNISH HOUSE is an beautiful novel.

Liz Harris said...

Brilliant news, Liz! I know that I've already congratulated you in twittersphere, but congratulations again - you must be on Cloud Nine.

What a wonderful almost-birthday present.

Liz X

Jan Jones said...

Couldn't happen to a nicer writer. Congrats again.

Phillipa said...

Mega Congratulations, Liz!

Nell Dixon said...

Wonderful! Love the pic of you and your boys btw

Chris Stovell said...

Wonderful news, Liz - I'm so pleased it's all happening for you.

ninaharrington said...

Oh that is SO thrilling. Many, many congratulations. What wonderful news.xx

eleanorpatrick said...

Congrats from me too. This sounds wonderful and I can't wait to read it.

Brigid Coady said...

WOOO HOOO!!! No one deserves this more than you. You are a brilliant writer, a wonderful friend and quite scary when you are cracking the whip :-)

Susan Alison said...

Heh - it's such brill news!!! Am grinning all over my face for you. And so's Jeff-dog.

Flowerpot said...

That's wonderful news Liz - well done!

Sally Clements said...

Yay! Congatulations, Liz, that's fantastic news!

wannabe a writer said...

Oh congratulations Liz. I know its not been an easy ride for you but you have just proved to the rest of us who are still trying that perserverence, determination and a belief that it will happen one day can pay off.

Relax and enjoy your success with your family.

Linda

Anonymous said...

Well done Liz, so chuffed for you and SO looking forward to seeing 'that' name on your first book!!! x Daisy

Debs Carr said...

This is so incredible, Liz and so very well deserved. I'm sure this is all beyond your wildest dreams. I can't wait to read A Cornish House and watch your career as a writer go from strength to strength.

How wonderful too that you were with your family when this news came through. x

Sue Guiney said...

Yes, our dreams can and do come true if we don't give up on them. I am so very happy for all of you. Ever onward!!!

Jean Fullerton said...

Well done again, Liz, and welcome to a lovely publishers.

Jen said...

Just sooooooo utterly thrilled for you - somehow missed this on Twitter so a belated but heartfelt 'HURRAH'.

You really are an inspiration in the 'not giving up' department XX

Janice Horton said...

How fabulous!!!! So pleased you can celebrate this special time in such a special way, Liz, with your family around you. You deserve it. xx

Cally said...

HUGE congratulations Liz and welcome to Orion! :) They're a lovely bunch and you get to go to the most fabulous parties too (and stalk Michael Palin! ;)) SO pleased for you x

Anna Louise Lucia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

So wonderful, so deserved... so tearing up here! LOL!

Traci Kenworth said...

Congratulations!!

B.E. Sanderson said...

Congratulations, Liz. You earned it. :hugs: =o)

Barrie said...

I am jumping up and down with happiness for you!!! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Liz - this is such good news. Congratulations!!! Mark, Yumi and Satoshi

Karen said...

Fantastic news - congratulations :o))

Carol said...

Brilliant news Liz and what great timing to receive the news. I know how hard you've worked for this and you really deserve it, and hopefully much more to come x

charlotteotter said...

COngrats, Liz! Can't wait to read it!

Barbara said...

Many congratulations! It couldn't have happened to a nicer writer. :o) x

Christina Hollis said...

Congratulations, Liz - I'm so pleased for you!

liz fenwick said...

Catching up after the most amazing week...

Kate and Talli - thanks

Jenny - I'm still grinning

Thanks Julie

Caroline - your comments made me cry x

Thanks Fiona - that conference is still etched in my brain!

Carole all I can say is THANKS and have fun this week!

Liz, Jan and Phillipa thank you so much :-)

Thanks Nell - the boys loved the champagne

Chris, Nina and Eleanor thanks

Biddy..aw. Now get back writing!

Susan, FP and sally... even now I'm still unbelieving

Linda..the one thing I have learned is that their is no deadline... it happens when it's right

Daisy - still hoping 'your vision' was spot on ;-)

Debs and Sue - yes dreams do come true

Thanks jean - i'm so excited

Jen and Janice - thanks

Cally - look forward to the parties...

Anna, Traci, BE, Barrie thanks

Mark, Yumi and Satoshi :-)

Karen, Carol and Charlotte thanks

Barbara and Christina thank you

lx

Captain Black said...

This is a marvellous success story. I'm looking forward to the book signings!

liz fenwick said...

Me too Capt B :-)
lx

Jayne said...

Dreams can come true - love it! So very inspiring and uplifting. I've come to your blog late, but am here cheering for you anyway. Yeay!