Thursday, 3 April 2014

In the Kitchen with a Knife by Susan Wright.

Well, hello there!  Long  time no blog post!  Yes, yet again I’ve been a dreadful blogger.  In fact, I think I might be a tortoise, as I tend to hibernated during the winter months – when my cyber-socializing grinds to practically a stop – and then I’m on go-slow for the rest of the year. 

But all that’s going to change – and what better way to start by announcing the launch of a lovely writer friend’s debut novel.

Susan Wright has sold over a hundred short stories, and today, In the Kitchen with a Knife  -  such a brilliant title – goes on sale.  Her book can be downloaded on Kindle HERE at Alfie Dog or HERE on Amazon.  Or the paperback is available to buy from the same outlets.

Susan is chatting today with the lovely, Suzanne Jones on her blog HERE.  So do whiz over and say Hi.

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As for me, well I still haven’t YET plucked up the courage to do anything exciting with my novel – so we’ll quickly skip past that subject.  But I did sell my 65th short story this week – which I’m delighted about.  It never ceases to thrill when I receive an email from a lovely editor who wants to buy one of my stories - and, yes, I do still dance around the room and squeal a lot - making my dogs bark!

Right, I think that's about all I've got to say for myself - not a lot after almost four months. But maybe when I get this novel of mine self-published... 

17 comments:

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

It's a fab title for Susan's book, isn't it. Can't wait to start reading it.

HOORAY for your 65th short story sale. FAB NEWS :0)

xx

Suzanne Ross Jones said...

PS thank you for linking to my blog.xx

Susan Wright said...

Thanks so much for mentioning my novel, Mandy, and congratulations on your 65th sale. Won't be long before you get to a hundred!

susanjanejones said...

65th!! that's amazing. I'm still waiting for my first. It will come one day:))

Patsy said...

Congratulations on your 65th sale!

You're right, that is a good title.

DAB said...

Well Hello Ms Allsorts, and there was me thinking you had done a runner on us or won the lottery! :-) 65? That be a lot of words in my book. Well done you :-) TFxx

Sue Blackburn said...

Wow Mandy. Fantastic. 65th Sale. SO pleased for you.

Am just off to get In the Kitchen with a Knife (fantastic title) to add to the enormous pile of stuff I've yet to read. Oh the pressure! (wipes brow)Thanks for the link - I think!! :o) xx

Amanda said...

Thank you, Suz. And my pleasure re: linking to your blog – a super interview! XX

My pleasure, Sue – such a great achievement! :-)

You will get there, Susan – and it won’t be long now, I can feel it in my bones!

Thank you, Patsy! Yes, it’s such a great title – really draws you in.

Thank you, TF. Ooh, and I wish I had – won the lottery, rather than done a runner, obviously – although sometimes… XX

Thank you, Sue! Yes, I’ve got a HUGE novel t.b.r. pile too – and lots of short stories to read too! XX

Teresa Ashby said...

YAY for the 65th Mandy! Now get that novel out there - we're all waiting to read it :-)
I'm off to read more about Susan's book now x

Amanda said...

Thank you, Teresa - I really do need to find some courage from somewhere to get my novel out there. Maybe one day. X

Susan Wright said...

Yes, you really need to get your novel out there, Mandy, because I want to buy it.
I'm so pleased that people seem to like the title of my book so much. I was a bit worried that it was too long at one stage, but I'm very glad I kept it.

Wendy's Writing said...

Great to see you back, Mandy and thanks for the link to Suzanna's interview... it's always good to read about people who have followed the same path and have had success. At 65 short stories you are now ready to self-publish. We are all waiting!

Karen said...

Don't know why I said 'Sue' instead of 'Susan'! Sorry about that :o)

inaroomofmyown said...

Hi Mandy, great to see you back blogging again, though I do know exactly how you feel about closing down in the winter mnths. I'm noticing the very same pattern in myself! But it's springtime again so let's enjoy the next couple of seasons and write from dawn til dusk! :) Congratulations on your 65th story! Wow!Edith x

Amanda said...

Thank you, Sue – I really will have to find the courage from somewhere. And your title is a perfect length, and really sells the story!

I agree, Wendy. It’s good to know it can be done. I just have to do it now! :-)

Ooh, Karen – I’ve somehow lost your first comment – I really can’t be trusted. So I’ll put what you said here, which was…*Congratulations, Sue - great title! And congrats to you too, Mandy, on your 65th sale. Here's to the next 65 :o)* And then say – I’m sure Susan won’t mind you calling her Sue :-) And thank you for the contrats. :-)

Thank you, Edith. And YES, lets write and write and write, now spring is here - sounds like a great plan! X

penandpaints said...

Hi
65 stories is a brilliant achievement, happy days!
Gosh, I need to write more....
x

Amanda said...

Thank you, Cate x