Six Years, Six Happy Choc Lit Moments!

Happy birthday to my publishers, Choc Lit. Six years old today! To celebrate I’m revisiting six of my favourite moments with the wonderful people who made my writing dream come true.

Dec 2009 Signing my first contract. I wrote about taking those first steps to publication here.

Just a bit happy at signing that first contract!

May 2010. On seeing the first copies of Turning the Tide “Look what the postman just delivered! For someone who’s supposed to be able to tell you about these things in words, I’m really struggling to describe the feeling of seeing everything I’ve worked and hoped for come together. Choc Lit produce the most beautiful covers; this photo doesn’t really do it justice – you can’t see how gorgeous the title looks in its matt silver livery. I’m utterly thrilled and I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to hold a copy of Turning the Tide in my hands at last.”

June 2012 Picture This. Posing with – among other things – a plastic blow up palm tree! My first photoshoot with Adam Fradgley for National Express.

October 2012 Enjoying the razzmatazz for my second novel, Move Over Darling. That moment when ‘Doris Day split Fifty Shades of Grey’ and 'Baring it All in Best magazine'!

June 2014. Follow A Star – my third novel, the one that was such fun to write, is published.

August 2014  Wearing an imaginary crown when my first novella, Only True In Fairy Tales reaches an Amazon category number one. I absolutely love this cover, it’s so sweet!

So many happy moments and with a novel and novella in progress I’m keeping my fingers crossed for a few more. Many thanks to everyone who’s supported me during my writing journey. Here’s wishing the lovely Choc Lit team a very happy birthday with many more to come.


Rhoda Baxter said…
How lovely! I'm chuckling at the idea of your lovely little book splitting the Mighty 50 Shades Trilogy.
Clare Chase said…
What a lovely, happy and inspiring collection, Chris! Great photos. :-)
Maggie Christie said…
SIX years already?! Congratulations! What lovely memories and it makes me smile to see MOD trumping 50SoG in that list. Happy birthday Choc Lit!
Frances said…
Chris, I send along congratulations to the folks at Choc Lit for having the wisdom to sign you up! Best wishes for continued collaborations on many more books.

Flowerpot said…
What a lovely cheering post Chris! Well done x
Chris Stovell said…
It made me laugh too, Rhoda!

Looking back over those six years reminded me of how much it means, Clare.

I know, Mags - where has the time gone?

Thank you, Frances - time to get my act together again!

Thanks, Sue! x
KateBannet said…
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