And just like that, I have a publishing deal!
My debut novel, Another Us, is going to be published by Canelo on May 14th!
Gosh, it feels good to type that. I am very, very happy
Of course, it isn’t ‘just like that’ at all. Anyone who has even a passing knowledge of, or interest in, the publishing process knows that things happen very, very slowly, and unless you are extremely lucky there are twists and turns and setbacks a plenty along the way. I’ve had a couple of those, but, at the end of the day, my debut novel – the first novel I’ve ever written – is going on to be published on May 14th (did I mention the date?!)
How lucky am I?!
This was part of a blog which went up on Canelo’s website yesterday (I’ve tried but I’m either too dim, too tired or too excited to work out how to link it here):
What do you do when your marriage starts to fall apart when you need it most? In Another Us, when Emma and Daniel’s son is diagnosed with autism it answers a lot of their questions. But it also raises one big one: can they beat the statistic that says 80% of marriages with an autistic child break down?
Emily Bedford says: ‘Kirsten is a wonderful author who brings compassion, humour and warmth to a story that challenges our conceptions of what a ‘typical’ family looks like. I’m absolutely thrilled to be working with her on Another Us – it’s a beautifully compelling story that will make you laugh one instant and bring a tear to your eye the next, and I cannot wait for everyone to experience this rich and real novel.’
Thank you, Canelo and especially Emily Bedford, thank you to Felicity, my wonderful agent, and thank you to all of you who have supported and cheered me on along the way.