Friday, 14 March 2014

Champagne and a Contract

My 1st novel My Husband’s Sin has found a home with Tirgearr Publishing, Ireland.
It started like any other day and would have passed by without incident until I opened my email account to send the last email of the day. I had a message from the publishing company I had approached about my novel and I expected the usual, ‘lovely work but not for us’ and boy did I jump for joy when I read I was offered a contract. A contract!! Me!!
Oh my God, the happiness, the smiling, shouting, jumping, then read it again, did I read it right? Then I got scared, nervous, now that my dream was coming true, would I handle it, could I handle it?
Sharing my news with my family and friends was fantastic. Everyone was happy for me, genuinely happy, oh the view from cloud nine is heavenly.  But I know a lot of work is yet to be done, the edits, decisions, the rewrites, still with my assigned editor all shall be sorted.
So thank you to Tirgearr Publishing for giving me this opportunity, I am delighted to be working with such a great publishing house and to be meeting with other fellow authors.
So what is my novel about? Well, I shall leave that until another day, right now I am still smiling and enjoying the moment.
Find out more about Tirgearr Publishing here 

I write at my local library each morning. In this photo are my writing friends and library staff celebrating with me. 


  1. I can see the cloud of talent hovering above;-) Congratulations, Mary. Well deserved!

  2. That's wonderful news! Well done. It creates hope fir ys all. :)

    1. I'm thrilled Julian, thanks for stopping by.

  3. Inspirational Mary, Love Máire XXXXX

  4. Happy anniversary, Mary! Three years on and we're still thrilled you're with us!