Dancing a jig – and a bit of housekeeping



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it’s published!

So, yep, it’s less than a hundred days until Small Forgotten Moments is published, and – as usual at this stage of the process – I’m twiddling my thumbs, somewhat.

The proofs have been read and changes agreed, some wonderful authors have provided quotes for the cover, and until we know what the government are going to announce about the next stage of lifting our Covid restrictions, I can’t really make too many plans about the launch.

In fact, this whole post is simply because I wanted to use the countdown timer – I just wish WordPress made it a little smaller! I mean, I’m excited and all, but I’d be just as bouncy if it was half the size ๐Ÿ˜…

Over the next few weeks and months, I want to share more about the place the novel is set, about the previous novel which was gutted to create this one, and about the fun I had learning the names of paints. I’m not sure if I’ll post them here, or on my newsletter, or even as a guest post on someone else’s blog.

Last week I had a great idea about an awesome giveaway to coincide with the launch. At the time, I didn’t know if it was possible, but after a very quick query on a local group on Facebook I discovered SeaShaw who makes the most beautiful jewellery.

I’m keeping the prize under wraps for now – mostly while I work out the best way to hold the competition – but if you visit the link above, you might have a fair idea!

Can you help?

Everyone – I’m looking for a few people – bloggers, writers, friends, people who have a social media account or two – to create a Launch Team. Everything you need to know is right here. Please check it out, and if you’re interested in joining my little gang, fill out the form. The link is also right here ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bloggers: – if you’re interested in hosting a guest post from me or swapping posts, just comment below and I’ll get back to you.

16 thoughts on “Dancing a jig – and a bit of housekeeping

  1. It must be frustrating not to know whether or not you’ll be able to have a launch event. I hope you can and you know far enough to arrange what you want to do.


    1. Thanks Patsy. It is a little frustrating, but the launch is late August, and we should know more about restrictions at the beginning of June. Fingers crossed!


  2. Congratulations on the new book! Sorry that it’s difficult to plan the launch; I always liked going to book signings because it was cool to meet the authors and listen to them talk about their writing. I hope that we can all eventually go back to that.


    1. Thanks. It should be ok, but people keep talking about third waves and new variants etc. My local bookseller is keen to promote me, so fingers crossed it all works out.


  3. Be happy to host you! My guest guidelines are on my site. Let’s talk dates.
    Sorry you still have restrictions. We are pretty much wide open here.


    1. That would be wonderful, Alex, thank you! I’ll check out the guidelines and email you.

      We’re not hugely restricted – back into theatres and cinemas, pubs are open and we can eat inside again in groups of six. I just want to make sure we don’t slide back into anything stricter.


  4. Hi Annalisa – good luck with all things towards the launch – I agree that ‘countdown’ could easily be half the size. All the best and enjoy the coming of longer days … cheers Hilary


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