Exciting news update …

Happy August!  I can’t believe I’m saying that. Where did July scoot off to?

Just a little update as to what’s been happening with me. It’s been all go these past six weeks. With the paperback release of my debut novel As Weekends Go just over a month away, I’ve been preparing some guest posts for various ever-supportive bloggers and answering some brilliant interview questions in preparation for publication day and beyond. I’m  so excited at the thought of seeing my book in print and holding it (no doubt with a small tear in the eye).

I had some fab news when my publisher emailed me to say that I’d made The Bookseller, listed in their new titles : Fiction for September feature.

Here I am, just below Alan Titchmarsh and right of Prue Leith! 😉 Sorry it’s so HUGE and a bit blurred.



Anyway, I was thrilled.

More exciting still, was learning that, upon reading my novel and loving it, Lisa Jewell, one of my fave authors, has agreed to give me a quote for my paperback. I’ve read and loved all of Lisa’s books, so to know she’d enjoyed my story gave me the biggest lift.

On a different note, I knew my author pictures needed updating, so one Friday in July, my good friend Noreen who also happens to be an ace photographer came over with her camera and we had a mini photo shoot. Once we’d stopped laughing, etc, she patiently snapped away (I’d already told her she’d probably need to take about a hundred pics to get a handful of half-decent ones!) and I was really pleased with the results, not to mention relieved that we had a few to choose from, one of which will go in the paperback.

Here’s a little montage – some serious, some not so …


Well, that’s my round-up complete, apart from to say that I’m working hard on the sequel to As Weekends Go. It’s a standalone novel that features a few familiar characters and some newbies too – fresh dilemmas aplenty. 😉

Enjoy August!

Love Jan










Posted on August 2, 2016, in Jan's Posts and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 27 Comments.

  1. Wow, Jan! That really is exciting news. It all sounds fabulous.
    (Love those new photographs, too!)

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  2. Fabulous to read your update, Jan! I’m so excited for you. And the photos are beautiful. 🙂 xx

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  3. What a very exciting time for you, Jan. No wonder you’re excited!

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  4. Lovely exciting news all round. I’m thrilled for you, Jan – it’s all very much deserved.
    Love the photo shoot! 😀

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  5. Great post Jan, exciting times indeed. Your photos are are fantastic, you just shine through. Have a wonderful August… soon be Christmas 😎 xx

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  6. Wonderful news! I’m so excited for you, Jan.

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  7. Wow wonderful news – well done and much success.

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  8. So pleased for you. Now I can say I knew her before she became famous !!

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  9. Go Briggers, you’re on a roll! Well done and well deserved. Check you out with your photo shoot, just love it all! XXX

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  10. Claire McComisky

    Loved reading your update, Jan. Wishing you continued success. xx

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