Thursday, 31 January 2013

I have a publisher!

I am thrilled to bits to be able to say that Headline will be publishing my first two crime novels.

SOMEONE ELSE'S SKIN will be published in the UK in February 2014. LONG GONE will follow in 2015, with a third book also optioned. With thanks to my lovely agent, Jane Gregory, and her fabulous team for keeping the faith. If you've been following this blog for any length of time, you will know that I have been chasing this prize for some time. The pieces of the puzzle finally fell into place this week, and I couldn't be happier. More to follow soon! The image, by the way, is of the Udumbara - that miraculous flower found under a nun's washing machine on Lushan Mountain in China. Isn't it astounding?




24 comments:

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Well deserved, genuinely htrilled for you, Sarah.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Nuala!

Claire King said...

Sarah, you deserve this and it is going to be such a ride for you. I am completely thrilled and proud of you. If you ever need a sounding board about anything, from another relative newbie in this world, don't hesitate.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, lovely Claire, that's so kind of you. I may well call on you as my trailblazer...!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

You are a star, and the wait will have been worth it. I am proud as punch! Yee ha!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, V. It still feels unreal but I have a first meeting with Headline next Wednesday, after which things will start to take proper shape. x

Tania Hershman said...

You are such an inspiration, Sarah, I know how hard you have worked for this, that it's not just incredible writing talent but a story of perseverance too. Yippee! Cannot wait to toast to your success (when my tonsils return to their normal size)!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Tania, and get well soon please! Dying to celebrate with you as your support has been unflagging. x

Deb Rickard said...

Fantastic, Sarah. I'm absolutely delighted for you and - as I've said before - you deserve it! I'm making space on my bookshelf right now. x

Deb Rickard said...

P.S. I bet Millie can't stop dancing! Hope to see you soon. x

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Deb! x

Sarah Hilary said...

You're right about Milly! Yes, let's get together soon. x

nikperring.com said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Nik!

Rebecca Alexander said...

Congratulations! It's a great feeling, isn't it? Now, all those tweaks and edits...

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Rebecca. It's an amazing feeling, yes. Tweaks, edits and writing the next book!

Derek said...

Congratulations, Sarah. You've been active in the writing community and always a source of positivity. Now, if you can just hold that door open!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Derek. I'll prop it open with my draft ms...!

crimeficreader said...

Adding to the verbals with more HUGE CONGRATS right here! I look forward to reading!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Rhian - can't wait for you to read it...!

Dr L said...

Such fabulous, fabulous news! Congratulations! I can't imagine how you feel. I'm awed by your incredible determination and endurance in making this happen, by your modesty and of course, your huge talent. You deserve every success and I hope the future holds great things for you.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Dr L! Yes it's been a slog and a half but that makes this "prize" even better. *g*

Cally Taylor said...

Huge congrats, I don't know how I missed this. Very, very pleased for you.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Cally, I'm thrilled to bits.