Wow. It's finally out. This is a piccie from Village Books where it's on the front window. Right next to Gone (so I feel a sort of reflected cred) and I saw it at Foyles (St. Pancras) too.
So, after it feeling like it would nevere ever happen DEVIL'S KISS is at last on the bookshelves.
How do I feel?
Elated. Anxious. Heart's pumping and there's a definate thrill as well as stomach twisting 'Why aren't there hordes of people buying it?' sort of vibe.
The baby's out in the big bad world and we'll now see what happens next. The rollercoaster ride never ends. Not when you've got an agent. Not when you've got a publishing deal and not when it's on the shelves. I don't know how many careers create such intense emotions, certainly not building services, which is what I did in a past life.
Okay, while my name is on the cover there's been a hell of a lot of other people that have made this happen. I've brought their names up before but I'm going to do it again, now.
The Greenhouse crew and everyone and Working Partners and Rights People. Sara, Sara and Sarah for pulling me off the slush pile.
Puffin and Hyperion for all your enthusiasm and patience when the deadlines loomed and for doing such an excellent job on turning such raw material into a BOOK.
All the SCBWI gang. The Undiscovered Voices I shared my first book with have been totally enthusiastic and everyone's celebrated everyone's success. We're in this together and it's great to feel what's important is books and getting people reading. We write for ourselves but it's the readers that make us writers.
To family. Last but most important. They're the reasons I do any of this and made my life as a writer become the life of my dreams.
Thank you all!