Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Exciting news



What it really means, I don't know, but I've just learnt that The Skipper's Child (see below right in the sidebar) is one of the books that has reached the voting stage of The People's Prize. Just the idea that people can vote for my book, or that it has reached such a stage and page seems mind boggling to me. I'm really thrilled about it. Even if it doesn't go anywhere and gets zero votes, just being there seems amazing. Needless to say I am squandering all the goodwill I have from my friends on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else (yes, even here), who will probably get sick of me plugging it for the next couple of weeks. I'll make it up to you all soon, I promise! Once I've got over this busy hump and re-charged my failing batteries, I'll be visiting blogs, tweeting and chatting again, but for now and as long as I can keep my eyes open, I'll bask in the pleasure of seeing my book on The People's Book Prize: 

The link is here: http://www.peoplesbookprize.com/book.php?id=848

18 comments:

  1. How exciting! I've registered on the site waiting for my password so I can vote for you. fingers crossed.

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  2. O well done Val and I wish you every success. Mrs H is very busy writing a book to go with paintings, it is about Irish mythology - I have to creep around the house like mouse!

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  3. Thank you, Anne and Mel! That really is kind. Mel, you must let me know when Mrs H has finished her book. I would be very interested in a good read on Irish Mythology!

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  4. Good luck Val. I cross my fingers for you.

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  5. Oh Val this is wonderful. I hope you're dancing round your tiny kitchen to celebrate. i've registered, and will do the voting thing when it sends the email. So that's Anne and me voting -you'll have at least 2!

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  6. As far as I am concerned we all need to plug ourselves when an opportunity like this comes up! So yay and I have voted, (as you know)!

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  7. Thank you so much! All of you! This comes at a difficult moment because this morning I had to call an ambulance for Koos. It is his heart. He is in hospital now. I really appreciate all this support here, but you will understand, I know, that I might not respond to comments for a few days.

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  8. Oh Val - we're all thinking of you and Koos - your book news is wonderful, but he is even more important. Love to you both.

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  9. Val - my heart goes out to you and Koos, I know how worrying this can be from personal experience. My love and prayers are with you both. (I know it is the last thing on your mind right now, but I have voted for you) Take care xxx

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  10. Superb news, Val! And well-deserved! Just think, I might bask in a vicarious 15 minutes (or more) of fame. I think of you always. Like you, I am oh, so busy - and a wee bit tired. Winters are always mach 10 for me.
    Wishing you all the luck! As if you need it - you are a gifted writer! And a wonderful friend. xx

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  11. Oh dear. I just read through the comments and discovered that Koos is in hospital.
    My thoughts, prayers, poems, words and everything I have to give right now, I send your way.
    To both of you. xoxoxo

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  12. Thank you, Dale, Jo and Fran xx

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  13. Hi Val .. I'm glad I waited to comment .. I'll go over and vote - but at least now I've seen your note re Koos - my thoughts are with you - these are very unsettling times ...

    All the very best for the two of you - Hilary

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  14. Thank you so much, Hilary. I am relieved to report that Koos is on the mend. He had surgery today which seems to have been successful. It's been a long week! He'll be in for a few more days still, but the worst is over.

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  15. Val, I am so glad to hear that Koos is on the mend. Don't forget to take care of yourself too, all the worry and I've no doubt all the running around you've done can be very draining. When you bring Koos home, take the opportunity to rest with him xxx

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  16. Thank you, dearest Fran. You are right about the running around. It's been pretty draining! I'll take your advice, I promise xx

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  17. I am pleased to hear the worst is over. Koos had surgery, :sigh:. I hope he is feeling brighter and better.

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