I can’t quite believe I’m writing this post and, consequently, I’m not entirely sure how to begin. I’m struggling for calm professionalism whilst, all the while, I simply want to do a silly dance (however unlikely that might be!) and repeatedly yell “yes, yes, yes!” like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally (okay, not quite like Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally.)
Legend Press — a youthful, dynamic publisher with an excellent reputation — has accepted my novel, If I Never.
I’ve admired Tom and the Legend team’s work for quite a while. I’ve heard only good things about them (from writers, no less, a notoriously difficult-to-please bunch at of the best of times!) and the prospect of working with them is one I’m really looking forward to. After years of hard graft, cruel but truthful rejection in the early days and numerous close calls in the past five, ten years it’s quite simply wonderful to finally meet a publisher who believes in what I’m doing enough to commit to it. The chance to be a part of such a creative and groundbreaking team and stable is one I truly value. It’s an opportunity that I intend to make the most of.
I will, of course, regularly post further news here and on Twitter. Once I come down from cloud nine, that is.