From planning and typing out the words 'Chapter One' to seeing your book on sale, the journey of a book is a pretty long and sometimes arduous one. I took photos along the way, which I thought I'd share here on the blog.
3rd November 2014 - Chapter One of The Mince Pie Mix-Up (although it wasn't called that yet)
I've been waiting a long time to do this - signing a two-book deal with Carina UK
July 2015 - revisions of The Mince Pie Mix-Up. Summer isn't very festive so I've had to create a cosy Christmas atmosphere myself with festive music, a Rudolf mug and a little silver Christmas tree decoration hanging on the pin board next to my desk
At my desk with my festive mug
Making notes for myself during my revisions
The cover for The Mince Pie Mix-Up
The Mince Pie Mix-Up has been revised and edited, the acknowledgements and dedication have been written. It's time for a final read-through to make sure I'm happy with all the changes. This is when I see how the book will be set out when released
6th November 2015 - Publication Day of The Mince Pie Mix-Up and I get to see the book on my Kindle!
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About The Book
‘I wish I could live your life. I’d happily swap lives with you.’
’Tis the season to be jolly but for Calvin and Judy the usual festive bickering has already begun! Judy’s convinced that her husband has it easy – no glittery wrapping paper, no playground gossip and absolutely no Christmas baking.
Calvin wishes he could trade in his obnoxious boss and dull nine-to-five job to spend more time kicking back with his kids – how hard can Judy’s life really be?
But after a magical mince pie mix-up, one thing’s for certain – by Christmas Day, life for Judy and Calvin will never be the same again. Perhaps the grass isn’t always greener after all…
The Mince Pie Mix-Up is available from Amazon and other e-tailers now
If you've read the book, I'd love to hear what you thought. You can leave a review here