I’m in a bit of a state. I’m nervous and distracted but above all hopeful and excited. My Literary Agents, Annette Crossland and Bill Goodall @AforAuthors, will present my first novel, Life Needs The Caribbean, to potential publishers at this week’s @LondonBookFair #LBF17. It’s the best opportunity I have had so far to get the publishing contract I dream of.
The process of getting here has been a long but rewarding one. And this week is the culmination of two things: a dream to write a novel I would love to read, and lots of hard work. Along the way I have been ably and selflessly assisted by friends and colleagues who offered wonderful places to write, fantastic advice, proof reading and editing, assistance with my query, promotion, help with my approach to agents and generally encouraged and supported my desire to be published.
So, dear friends, I’m asking for one more favour. I’m a great believer in the power of positive thinking, so please, please, please think positive thoughts and send “Goodness, I would love to read that wonderfully funny, life-affirming, intelligent beach read set in the Caribbean by @TrudyNixon represented by @AforAuthors” vibes from around world to that enormous exhibition hall in Olympia, London. And if you have a chance to Tweet or Share and build a little more interest in me, I would truly appreciate it. Thank you in advance, and I will keep you posted.