Exciting News! My first publishing contract :)
I’ve been patiently waiting for the moment I’d be able to write those words, and now it is here! I’m excited to announce that my debut novel, FAST FORWARD, will be published by Escape Publishing – the digital-first imprint of Harlequin Australia!!
I’m thrilled to have the backing of such a wonderful publishing company with years and years of experience in the industry, and I can’t wait to get my first story out into the world (actually, part of me is a little scared, but mostly excited!). FAST FORWARD is the third full length manuscript I’ve completed in the three years since I took up writing seriously, and I had an absolute ball writing it. It’s a romantic comedy with a twist… what sort of twist? Well there may be a little bit of time travel in it. It’s nowhere near sci-fi by any means, it is at its heart a humorous, heartwarming, and romantic story about being true to yourself and following your passions. In the case of the main character, Kelli, she needs a little kick in the pants in the form of a day trip to the future so she can discover what’s really important to her. Here’s a short blurb…
Aspiring supermodel Kelli Crawford seems destined to marry her hotshot boyfriend, but on her 25th birthday she wakes in the future as a fifty-year-old suburban housewife married to the now middle-aged high school nerd.
Trapped in the opposite life of the one she wanted, Kelli is forced to re-evaluate her life and discover what is really important to her. Will she overcome the hilarious and heartbreaking challenges presented to her and get back to the body of her younger self? Or will she be stuck in the nightmare of hot flushes, demanding children, raunchy advances from her husband, and hideous support underwear forever?
I’ll share more details and my Call Story in a couple of days time, but for now, I think a yippee is in order:
Posted on November 26, 2012, in Announcements, Books, General and tagged book deal, escape publishing, fast forward, first sale, harlequin, news, romantic comedy. Bookmark the permalink. 22 Comments.
Hoooooooo! A huge congratulations is in order! Thank you for allowing me to read a draft, I still laugh when I think of Kelli and all she gets up to! A beautiful book, and a huge step in your writing career. Xx
Thanks Bec, and thanks for giving me feedback before it was published. It spurred me on!
It’s wonderful news, Juliet. Congratulations and enjoy the journey!
Thanks, I wil definitely enjoy the journey 🙂
Yayyyyy!!! Congratulations, Juliet, it’s a wonderful achievement and I can’t wait to read it!!
Thanks Helene, I hope you enjoy the story!
That really is exciting news! HUGE congratulations!! Well deserved!!
very best wishes from the UK Caroline Praed
Thanks so much, Caroline. And thanks for your support! 🙂
Fantastic: thrilled you finally were able to type those words!
I was giggling with excitement when I typed them! Thanks for dropping by 🙂
Fantastic news Julie. Big hugs, hope you celebrated in style. 🙂
Thanks Fiona, had a nice lunch out with family after signing the contract. Still more celebrating yet to be done!
So excited for you!!! Congratulations once again 🙂 (I think I’ve covered all of the social media bases now lol!)
Thanks Kez, we can be excited together! 🙂
I am SO EXCITED for you!!!! And I can’t wait to read this!!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 I knew it would get picked up in a heartbeat!!!
Aww thanks Adriana!! I can’t wait to see what you think of Fast Forward, I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 (thought I’d add just one extra smiley)
Hi Juliet – saw your good news in Cruisin the Blogs. Well done. Wishing you lots of champagne moments to come!
Thanks for your nice words, Lily, and thanks for dropping by to comment! 🙂
Oh yay, I just saw this. Congratulations. I’m thrilled for you.
Thanks Tahlia, I’m very excited! 🙂
Congratulations, hope it sells like wildfire
Thanks! I hope so too 🙂