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Monday, January 9, 2012

Dreams Can Come True - BIG NEWS!!!



Hi everyone,

Firstly, before I tell you all the news, I want just to say that even though I'm writing this post, I still can't quite believe it myself!

Regular visitors to this blog will know about my Novel Madness/ Writing Journey, some might even remember a post I wrote a while back under the 'When You Were Small' label, all about little girl dreams.  If you did, then you will know that my dream was to one day write a book, see it sitting on a shelf in a book shop looking all interesting, and obviously with my name on it.  Well folks that dream is just about to be turned into a reality. 

I am over the moon to let you know that I have been given a 2 book deal with Hachette Publishing.  I will be working with their lovely editor, Ciara Doorley, and my debut novel 'Red Ribbons', will be in book shops from October 2012 - yes I know - hard to believe, but it's true, honestly, it is really happening.

I can't express how excited and delighted I am with the news, I'm feeling a little lost for words at the moment (not like me!), but I just wanted to send out a very big thank you to everyone who has followed me either here on the blog or @LouiseMPhillips on Twitter, and here's hoping that in 2012, many more dreams will come true. x

64 comments:

  1. Awesome news! Congratulations on not only one but a 2 book deal! Such a huge accomplishment!

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  2. Thanks Theresa, I am over the moon!

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  3. This is FAN-DA-BEE-DOZIE news!! When's it out ... when's the party?

    Upwards and onwards!

    C.x

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! That's such wonderful news. I'm so, so happy for you!

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  5. Congratulations Louise, am utterly thrilled and delighted for you - let the party commence! x

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  6. Wow, Louise! That is terrific news. Congrats and I am looking forward to reading your debut novel.
    A two book deal? That is wonderful!

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  7. So thrilled for you Louise and it couldn't have happened to a better writer or a nicer friend ;) Nice to be able to say I was there from the start of the Twitter journey! As Caren said: Onwards and upwards!

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  8. Excellent news Louise, I am really pleased for you... Can I get a signed copy!

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  9. What a lovely way to start the new year. Many congratulations, Louise. I often read your blog and can see you work really hard. Well done and I look forward to reading your book.

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  10. Over the moon delighted for you, Louise! This is wonderful news. I will look forward to hearing all about your journey to print day, and can't wait to read your novel :-)

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  11. Huge congratulations, I'm looking forward enormously to reading it, and seeing it sitting on my bookshelf. Champagne and Guiness all round!

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  12. I will never forget the day I follow the rock chicks gang on Twitter, you were all cool, funny and talented. Why you guys followed me......I will never know. I am over the moon happy for you, what a fantastic start to 2012 for you.

    Write on
    Michelle

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  13. Best. News. Ever!

    Cannot wait to read it Louise!! (You can give me a signed copy for my 40th birthday in Ocotber 2012! lol!)

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  14. I couldn't be happier for you, Louise. And it's so well deserved too. Isn't it wonderful when a dream becomes a reality? I can't wait to see it there on the bookshelves too. Congratulations again. x

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  15. Fantastic news Louise - So thrilled for you! Enjoy all that comes with it.
    the fame
    the adulation
    the writing more and knowing it will have a home to go to
    just brilliant
    x

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  16. What fabulous, fabulous news! You must be absolutely bursting! Here's to a long and successful writing career. Hazel x

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  17. It was always going to happen Louise - talented, dedicated, hard-working - you tick all the boxes. REALLY looking forward to reading, 'Red Ribbons' . . .

    Susan
    x

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  18. I'm very happy for you! ;-) You are an incredible writer and woman! Can't wait to receive my autographed copy. haha

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  19. That is fantastic news, Louise. Can't wait to find out more!

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  20. Fantastic news - congratulations Louise

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  21. A huge congratulations to you Louise \o/\o/\o/
    Waaaaaaaaaaaaay Haaaaaaaaaaay I am thrilled for you. Now go take a bow ;)

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  22. Wow, Louise, that is a wonderful post to see! Congratulations, you must be over the moon! :o) x

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  23. You may not believe it, but I do!! You are awesome and this news is great too! Congratulations!!!

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  24. Fantastic news, Louise. There's nothing more exciting than dreams coming true. Really delighted for you. Enjoy all your success. John

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  25. That is absolutely brilliant news Louise, I'm thrilled for you.

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  26. Louise, so exciting!!! Congratulations. Cant wait to follow your journey to publication!

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  27. Thats brilliant news:) Cant wait to read your novel! Well done Louise! Delighted for you x

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  28. Congrats to you!!! I look forward to seeing your name in a book store near me!

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  29. I am absolutely thrilled for you, Louise. Well done you. I wish you every success with them. Love and best wishes, Philip.

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  30. A BIG BIG THANK YOU 2 U ALL for all your lovely comments. It has been a great day, and all the more special for your brilliant support:) xxxx

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  31. CONGRATULATIONSS!!!! I will watch for your novel--can't wait to read it.
    So so happy for you!

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  32. Delighted for you, Louise. Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  33. Ah Louise, what a tremendous start to 2012! Well deserved, you must be on a knee-shaker of a high. Fabulous news!!!!!

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  34. Give yourself a pat on the back, m'dear! ♥

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  35. Thats' a great News Louise!

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  36. Brilliant news Louise! Congratulations. xx

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  37. Incredible news, and not surprising! Congrats.

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  38. You deserve it. every second of it Louise. Well done you and congrats!!! xxx

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  39. Wahay! The next time I see you, you'll be signing books at Easons and I'll say to you, "remember me?" and you'll go, "no sorry, next please."
    Only joking.
    I hope it becomes a best seller, not just here but everywhere. You better get ready for the Late Late Show. Actually scrap that, get ready for the David Letterman Show, Jay Leno, Oprah Winfrey etc. ;o)

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  40. Louise
    Congrats and well done!
    Turn every minute upside down and inside out for the joy that is in it....
    great!
    Jim

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  41. Great news Louise! You deserve it!

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  42. So pleased for you - what an amazing start to 2012. Can't wait to see your book on the shelves. Well done; all the talent/hard work finally paid off.

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  43. I am SO pleased to hear this Louise - best of luck with your publishing adventure. I hope you are enormously successful and content/proud/delighted/stoked/effervescent with your news.

    Best wishes for the rest of 2012
    Isabel x

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  44. Just checking in now. I am honestly really touched by all your lovely comments. They are 100% appreciated.xxxxx

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  45. Congratulations !!! Well done, eagerly awaiting publication .....

    Mummy on the Edge
    x

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  46. Oh thank you Mummy on the Edge - such a great name!!!

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  47. Louise! What a fantastic and uplifting piece of news. Mega congratulations and bon voyage to Red Ribbons, great stuff! x Joan Power

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  48. Dear Louise: That's wonderful! Congratulations on your new publication "Red Ribbons" published author! Sounds nice, eh? ps a little bird named Peter told me this!

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  49. I hardly know you - passed in the blogs once or twice - but still i saw this post title at Cushions and had to look. Congratulations! It's nice to know it can happen...
    x

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  50. Thanks Joan - you are a great support.

    And chiccoreal - that little bird called Peter sings a sweeet song.

    Hiya Rachel - thanks for calling by, and yes if is deffo good to know that these things can happen.

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  51. HURRAH Louise and very well done ..see dreams do come true ... wishing you lots of writing success for the future. Read the book ..see the film? ..the start of great things to come.

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  52. Very many congratulations, Louise. Onwards and upwards!

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  53. Thanks Mary & Martin - still so happy with the news - and wouldn't a film be wonderful!!!

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  54. What wonderful news! congratulations!

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  55. Congratulations my dear!! Brilliant news..im new to ur blog and I have also dreamed of being a writer for a long time now too. Hopefully someday Ill follow in your footsteps, Congrats again :)

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  56. Thanks so much Kate - and WELCOME Nancy to the blog - I'm living proof that dreams can come true - follow ur writing dream:) xx

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  57. Congratulations! I will look forward to the book (and selfishly hope you will share some of the process with us as you pursue your publishing adventure).

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  58. Hiya Susan - thanks for your good wishes - as for sharing the process, I most definately will:)

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  59. Oh Louise - I am so sorry - I have only read this wonderful news today. I am elated for you!

    Anna :o]

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  60. Ah thanks so much Anna:) Really appreciate that!

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