Monday, March 12, 2007

Holding the Book in My Hands


It’s always exciting to arrive home and find a parcel of books awaiting me on the front porch. But it was excitement of a different order when I noted that the return address on today’s parcel was that of my publisher. Could it be? Yes it was— my ten author’s copies along with a note of congratulations.

All In Together Girls should be available in Canadian bookstores and from online retailers by the end of the month. The Toronto launch party will take place on the evening of April 22nd. If you’re in or near Toronto, please mark the date on your calendar. I would very much like to have my local blogging friends there to celebrate the occasion with me! I will provide more details soon.

In the meantime, I’ll savour this first moment of holding the book in my hands, no longer just ideas in my head or files in my computer, but a physical object independent of me, poised to make its own way in the world…

31 comments:

Ella said...

Congratulations, Kate! You must be thrilled!

BikeProf said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!

Claire Cameron said...

That must be a great feeling. Congratulations.

Kailana said...

I would like to have that experience just once... I am on a book buying ban, in an attempt to clean out the TBR pile, but I do plan to buy this book as soon after it comes out as possible! I always like to say I sort of know this author. My friends don't have to know it is because she reads my blog and I read hers... Anyways congrats on the book! Enjoy all that comes with it and I look forward to reading it!

Anonymous said...

my sincerest and warmest congratulations, kate! pia (peer´s sister)

Dorothy W. said...

Congrats! The book looks great. I'm going to make sure I get myself a copy when I can.

Wendy said...

Congratulations, Kate! Awesome accomplishment. Wish I lived near Toronto so I could celebrate with you...but I'll be cheering from California :)

j-love said...

Rock on! Congratulations and I can't wait to read it.

JCR said...

Congratulations! May you live long and prosper! :-)

bloglily said...

What a beautiful book! I can't wait to order my copy. Many congratulations to you Kate.

Nocturne said...

woo hoo! where in toronto do we land up to blow kisses at you?

Sylvia said...

Congratulations!

Mindy said...

Congratulations, Kate! I know what an amazing feeling that is. Looking forward to reading this!

Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

YEA!!!! Congratulations. I really like the cover! April 22nd is all blocked off for you!!!

Courtney said...

Congratulations!

Brandon said...

Congratulations! I'll definitely have to hunt down a copy!

Smithereens said...

Congratulations!

danielle said...

Congratulations!! How exciting. I'll be checking Amazon soon to order my copy!

kimbofo said...

Many congratulations, Kate! It must be wonderful/satisfying/thrilling to hold all your hard work in your hands!

Cam said...

How exciting this must be for you! Congratulations.

Litlove said...

Kate - I'm late to this party but VERY enthusiastic. congratulations! I hope to be the first blogger to post on it, as soon as I can get hold of a copy...

Todd said...

Congratulations!

patricia said...

Sorry I'm late in posting! Took a bit of a blog break.

Congratulations, Kate!! I'm so happy and excited for you! Next time I'm out shopping, I'll get a copy of your book.

And YES! I'll be there at your book launch with bells on!!

Melanie said...

It looks fantastic, Kate. Congratulations! Looking forward to April 22nd!

nessie said...

GREAT JOB! I am so happy and a little jealous. Have you written anywhere about your experiance in finding an agent etc.? Would LOVE to read it especially since your canadian as well which was one of the major hurdels I found in the literary game.

Anne said...

congratulations! what a happy, wonderful day!

Razovsky said...

The book looks beautiful, Kate! Congrats! I hope all the copies don't sell out before the launch!

Well, actually that would be nice.

Stu

Lesley said...

How wonderful - congratulations!

I love the cover art.

jenclair said...

Congratulations, Kate!

sassymonkey said...

I will do my best to make it! :)av

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, congratulations!