I know I said I’d be taking a break from posting, but this is too important to wait…
UPDATE and CRAZY EXCITING NEWS!
I’m popping in to give you an update on progress with My One True Love, and with print-copy options for My Dear One and My Own, and to share with you some really EXCITING NEWS!!
Okay. What do you want first, updates or news? Updates? Alrighty then…
My One True Love is 3/4ths through first-round revisions and due to the Editor mid-month. I’m on track to meet that goal.
My Dear One and My Own print-copy options… I finally have both books loaded and approved through Ingram Spark, a US whole-sale book distribution company through which libraries and books stores other than Amazon can order print or ebooks, meaning…
As soon as I receive my print copy proofs and ensure I’m happy with the results, I’ll let you know, and then you can go to your local bookstore and request copies be ordered in! Isn’t that exciting?
You know what else is exciting?
My 2018 debut novel, My Dear One, is short-listed in the Rakuten Kobo Emerging Writer contest! It’s one of six novels chosen as best books in the Romance category (there are three categories total: Romance, Literary, and Non-Fiction).
Eighteen total books from thousands published each year are being judged, probably right now, by bestselling-author judges who will make their final choice from the six provided them to read. We, the nail-biting short-listees will learn who wins the $10,000 + Marketing Grand Prize on June 27th, in Toronto.
Yes! I’m off to Toronto at the end of June and I couldn’t be more terrified.
Honestly, this is surreal, and every day I have to log on to Kobo’s website to prove to myself I’m not dreaming. Seriously.
Twenty-one years after wrote the first tentative words of My Dear One, then titled Diana, and through all its iterations over the next twenty years before I finally found the courage to publish it, and it’s been chosen as one of Canada’s best Romance debuts published in 2018. I’m humbled. Honoured. And breathless with anxiety. And I owe it all to you, my readers.
So, to all of you who read My Dear One, loved it, reviewed, and shared it with friends and family, thank you so, so, very much. It means the world to me. Truly. <3
What else are we going to live by if not our dreams? We need to believe in something. What would really drive us crazy is to believe this reality we run into every day is all there is. If I don’t believe that there’s a happy ending out there–that will-you-marry-me in the sky–I can’t keep working today.~Jill Robinson