New Author for the Choc Lit Selection Box!



Do they mean me? They surely do because now there’s a press release from the lovely Lyn at Choc Lit to prove it! Honestly, I still can’t believe it’s happening; it’s a very strange feeling to think that something that began with an image in my head now has a life of its own.

I’m very excited to be joining Choc Lit (isn’t that a fab name?) because I had a Mystic Meg moment when I read about them. You see, it was winning a tin of chocolate at primary school in a national essay competition for my story My Life as a Cocoa Bean (a tragedy – I can still remember that ‘Oh, damn!’ thought when I realised there was only one ending to that particular tale) that started it all for me! It wasn’t just the name of the publishers that attracted me ‘though; I like to have fun when I write and I also really enjoy writing from my hero’s point of view so I felt that my novel would be a good fit for them, too.

Luckily Lyn, Choc Lit’s Marketing Director and the team at Choc Lit agreed and I’m thrilled to say that Turning the Tide will be out for the summer next year. Oooh, don’t wake me up anyone!


Comments

Debs said…
WooHoo, it all sounds so exciting. I can't wait to read your book *squeals with excitement*.x
her at home said…
oh I do love the way they describe you and what joy at last to be recognised as a talented writer!!! VERY VERY VERY well done.. they don't pay you in chocoalte money do they?!!
ChrisH said…
Debs, thank you. Here's to reading even more from the Novel Racers.

HAH. I berludy hope not, much as I love chocolate!
Preseli Mags said…
I love that press release! What a thrill that must be. Is it being sent to the local press (she asks with her local journalist's hat on...)? Choc lit sounds irresistible.
Withy Brook said…
I am sooo excited for you - and feel very proud to be one of the members of the Purple Coo group to have met you!
Fia said…
That's a super press release and what a wonderful story line. The cover will be the next exciting thing amongst so many.

Very well done you!
Fennie said…
Wonderful wishes, Chris.
Cottage Garden said…
Many congratulations Chris!! You couldn't wish for a better publisher than one with the name of Choc Lit - I'm positively drooling at the name. Can't wait to see Turning the Tide in the shops.

Jeanne x
Lane said…
WAKE UP! It's still real - it really is. And it's brill.

Well done m'dear. I'm so pleased for you.

Roll on next summer:-)

x
ChrisH said…
Mags, it's a great idea, isn't it. And to your official hat, yes, thank you, I believe it is.

Withy, believe me, I'm very proud to have met you!

Fia, thank you - it'll be great to see the cover (and lots more NR covers besides).

Aw, thanks Captain. Going to put your toes back in the water?

Fennie, you too - keep writing.

Jeanne, I know! It's a fab name... still worrying about what HAH said about chocolate money though!

Lane, it's still taking some getting used to! Will have pinch marks on my arm soon!
JJ Beattie said…
Oh it's so brilliant Chris. They sound lovely... Well done.
Liane Spicer said…
I have to tell you that I lurrvve the idea of Choc Lit! :)

Well done, Chris! Really happy for you!
ChrisH said…
JJ, we're all getting there. Hopefully next year will see more NR success.

Liane, thanks a lot! it's great isn't it? Makes me smile every time I see the logo!
Christina Jones said…
Oh WOW!!! This is sooooo brilliant!!! Congratulations - a million times over. I'm really, really happy for you - what a great pres release and a brill title - can't wait to read it now.
love C xxxx
mountainear said…
Fantastic - love the press release. So, so pleased for you.
Kate Harrison said…
Chris, so many congratulations! I am so thrilled for you that you've had such a terrific breakthrough and I can't wait to read it! The press release is lovely.

HOORAY!!!

Kate xxx
PS: Novel Racers strike again xx
ChrisH said…
Christina, thanks for visiting and for your congratulations... now I know what that feeling is you were describing yesterday!

Mountainear, thank you, hope we can meet up again in the Spring.

Kate, Yay for the Novel Racers! Thanks ever so much for visiting, I bet you feel proud of what you started when you set the NR off!
Karen said…
That's such brilliant news, I'm really thrilled for you :o)
Pondside said…
What a thrill it must have been to read that release for the first time. I'll be looking for your book come summer - number one on my list!
ChrisH said…
Karen,thank you so much!

Pondside... it was surreal! Thank you m'dear.

Colette, welcome and thank you.
Flowerpot said…
That is such good news Chris - delighted to hear it. Particlarly as we share the chocolate box experience from our Yoof!
LittleBrownDog said…
Well done again, Chris. Can't wait to get my sticky hands on a copy - not least to check out the horizontal jogging scene you mentioned a few weeks ago. Does that mean a chocolate-themed launch party? Yum! Here's to your continuing success. xx
Tam said…
I cannot wait to buy this! Very well done, Chris :-)
sheepish said…
Have only just caught up with your news. What an amazing firm to get involved with, fabulous name. Well done and what an inspiration to us all.
Sallys Chateau said…
Chris this is absolutely fantastic news but we all knew you would get there !! So very pleased for you; xx
Helen Ginger said…
Yay, [dancing around the room, so forgive any typos], that is so fabulous! And what a cute name for a publisher - Choc Lit.

Congratulations!!

Helen
Straight From Hel
ChrisH said…
Fp, that means we will share other things too - a publishing deal is surely on its way to you.

LBD, well, it squeezed past Ma without comment. Then again it probably wasn't shocking enough for her :{ A chocolate-themed party is a very good idea!

Tam, thank you! But will you have time to read it with all the books you're currently writing and promoting?!

Sheepish, good news for NRs; here's to more next year! And thank you.

Sally, thanks for dropping by, but shouldn't you be unpacking?! Good luck with moving in and thank you!

Helen, thank you! It is cute, isn't it! (Will join you for a dance, I think!).
gaelikaa said…
Congratulations!
Caroline said…
Can't WAIT to read it! x
ChrisH said…
Gaelikaa, thank you.
Caroline - welcome... I probably shouldn't say this but I can't wait to read it in book form either!

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