Post-Publication Thank you …

What better way to start my first blog post than with an enormous great THANK YOU!

My debut novel As Weekends Go was published by Choc Lit  on the 4th of this month and the support and good cheer I received on the day and since has been fantastic. We had a fab celebratory family gathering at my mum and dad’s with plenty of fizz and nibbles. Mr B even created a ‘book title’ masterpiece for me out of his leftover pastry. I also had some gorgeous gifts and cards and some really lovely messages from friends both on and offline. All in all, I’ve been thoroughly indulged.

I’ve received some lovely feedback on the book already, with some good reviews (which certainly helped to unjangle the old nerves a bit. Phew is an understatement!).

It’s been a a gem of a year for me all round and I’m looking forward to cracking on with Book 2 in 2016, after the Christmas festivities.

A few little pics that perfectly sum up the past couple of weeks …





Fizz Aplenty!



Publication Cupcakes as created by my nephew’s lovely girlfriend, Ali


Mr B’s masterpiece!



My fab festive book banner courtesy of my delightful buddy Lizzie Lamb

Thanks again, everyone …

Love Jan X









Posted on December 17, 2015, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Mega congratulations, Jan!!
    We’re all so pleased for you, and delighted to share in your success!!
    (I’m so enjoying the read!!)


  2. Lovely blog post, Jan. Congratulations on your debut release. it’s a fab story 😀 xx


  3. What a lovely lot a celebrating you did.Congratulations, Jan! 😀 xx


  4. Hi Jan, so thrilled for you now that you are a published author. When else can you eat copious amounts of chocolate and down fizz without people raising their eyebrows? I’ve started AWG and loving where I’ve reached so far – did I mention I am the world’s slowest reader? I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that you have joined ‘the club’. Many congrats and lots of Christmas best wishes. (same goes for Bongo and Jasper, too.)


    • Lizzie – thank you muchly! I still can’t quite believe it when I see AWG on Amazon. I feel so excited and so proud to have joined ‘the ranks’ 🙂 So glad you are enjoying my book (Phew!) and best Christmas wishes to you, Bongo & Jasper too Xx


  5. Hey Jan! So pleased to have your blog to follow 🙂 🙂 . And Mr B is a total star for that pastry – love it. I’m very much enjoying AWG – a definite page turner, you’ve done a fab job. 🙂 xx


    • Elle, thank you so much for your lovely comments! Yes, Mr B was quite proud of his efforts – bless! 😉 Really pleased to know that you’re enjoying AWG. It’s such a nerve-racking time when you know it’s actually being read. 🙂 Xx


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