Wednesday, 13 April 2011

London Book Fair and...MY FIRST BOOK!

Here I was in the middle of Heaven...OoooOOOps! I mean... BOOKS !

Wondering what would be the best thing to do with my story.

I was diving in the middle of some of my favourite illustrations by Rebecca Dautremer when... I realised I wasn't on my own ... I decided to breake the ice... or did he?

"May I have a look at your beautiful book?" he asked.

"With pleasure!" I answered, "do you come here often?" (silly question)

Well, you see my dear friends,today I was at the London Book Fair and I have made delightful encounters like this one all day long.

You might want to know that I was there with something very special in my bag: my book!

It is finished ! At last!

I went to meet the printer, chose the paper, the size, asked lots of questions and came back with a bag full of catalogues.

Lots of lovely chats, cards given , hands shaken, it was a very exciting day!

The first copies are going to be self-published as Moochoo is also an independant publisher . It would be soooooooo stupid of me not to give it a go,don't you think?

Some of you might be interested to be the first to have a signed copy and I would be extremely honoured to keep one of the first on hold for you.

Please, just let me know by leaving a comment here or send me an e-mail so I will know how many will be printed for this first edition.

My heart is beating so fast with excitement !

I just want to believe something nice is happening.

Biiiiiig sigh...

Much love to you all.

PS: It's been taking me ages to visit everybody lately so please forgive me if I haven't come back to you yet.

PS bis: for those who haven't followed ( not always easy on blogland , I have some trouble following evryone too! ) you can have an extract HERE


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Patricia! I am thrilled! Sign me up for a copy because I'm jumping for joy for you! YEA!

Can't wait...


Sheila :-)

P.S. I have company coming from England. Wish you were coming, too!

Christine said...

Get out!!That is incredible news Patricia!! I want to be on your list to buy a signed copy:)

Kim said...

Raising hand very high while trying desperately to send a huge congrats hug across the waters!!!!!! I am sooo proud of you Patricia!! A published Author!!! I would like my name written boldly on the list for a copy!!! I can hardly wait!!

Dawn in the Forest said...

Wow! I'm so happy to hear about your book:) I'm sure it going to be wonderful:)

Alicia said...

tu te doutes bien que j'en veux une copie!!! :)

apinkdreamer said...

i'm so happy for you!!! where can is see some pictures or what is it about?

Lady LoLo said...

WOW this is sooooo nice! I love Book Fairs! Tell us more bout your book, can you take pics of it? What is it about?
See ya!

flyingbeader said...

Congrats! Oh sign me up for a copy...I'd love one.


Liberty Biberty said...

That's fantastic news Patricia! You can put Liberty's name down for a copy!

rosanna said...

Congrats Patricia !!! how exciting and good for you. Best wishes, Rosanna

Carousel Dreams said...

Oh my goodness! Yay! I am so excited for you xxx

feltoohlala said...

Je suis tres tres fiere de toi! Reserve-moi une copie s´il te plait, j´ adore les projets qui aboutissent vraiment dans la vraie vie aussi!:))))

Are you curious about me? said...

WOW!!!! Congratulations Patricia

This is amazing, you will be a published author!!

I am thrilled for you ~ Julie xxxxx

miniacollection said...

Je suis si heureuse pour toi, quelle bonne nouvelle. Donc les rêves peuvent se réaliser...
S'il te plait, peux tu me garder un exemplaire avec une dédicace? Inutile de te dire que j'en ai très envie...
Je t'écrirai bientôt par mail, je serai en vacances vendredi soir.
Gros bisous

yoborobo said...

Patricia!!!!! Congratulations!!! This is so exciting! I am sure I will want a copy from you. I will come back here and reread this, right now I am out the door. Wonderful, wonderful! xoxo Pam

Shashi Nayagam said...

Congratulations!! Way to go.

Jingle said...

OH, how exciting!!!! It must feel so good to be this far in the process! I can't WAIT to see the final book! I know it will be nothing less than beautiful!!!!

lorencel said...

génial, j'ai hâte de découvrir la suite-)

Anonymous said...

Patricia, we would also like to buy one of your first (of many)additions. How exciting! Windy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I'm dropping back by to say that my guests will be back in time for the wedding. They are so excited. Of course, we are all excited over here, too!

Hugs, Patricia. I'm still excited over your news!


Sheila :-)

Sans! said...


I am soooooooooooooooooooooo proud of you, dear Patricia. I should have been the 1st to say it here :) I WANT ONE OF THAT 1st edition! :):)

And thanks for introducing me to Rebecca Dautremer too :).

Sooooooooooo excited for you :)

jasmoon-butterfly said...

Oh Patricia, thats wonderful!! Well done :0)
I am so proud of you too much talent biggest of hugs and wishes come true your way Trace oxo

tammy smith said...

COngrats! That is truly exciting news. Please give the title/publisher of your book so that I can look it up online to order!

Evelyn's Wonderland said...

Oh Patricia! I am jumping up and down in my chair right now. CONGRATULATIONS! This is such exciting news. I am sending you a big big hug and all the best wishes. Please put me down for a signed copy.:o))) I can't wait to see it!
I am so very happy for you and believe it, something really nice IS happening for you!
Wishing you a beautiful weekend,

Abi said...

Books books books, I love books and I know I will love yours!
It had not occured to me you are into mini furniture - even though it's in every photo pretty much. I am such a dork sometimes :O)

parlance said...

I'd like to order a copy.

Congratulations on your first publication!

Anonymous said...

oh for goodness sakes...this is just tooo fun and exciting!
you and your dolls in print for us all too see.
i would love a copy.
tell me how much to send and i shall.

wonderful. magical. divine.
big hug and kisses to you darling dolls

Natalie said...

Ça a l'air formidable!

Et je félicite sur ton livre *}->--

margotteauxpomme said...

bravo!!! si j'ai bien compris tu vas sortir ton livre? on pourra le trouver en france?