First Ever Release Day!!!

So this is where all the hard work finally pays off.ย  The culmination of all the years of tears and angst and wailings and gnashings of teeth and beatings of breast, and sackcloth and ashes, and OTT drama queeness. Of perseverance and stubborn-bitchness, and ‘this is not the end, dammit!’

The moment when all the rejections are worth it.

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A vile picture of me, toasting you all for your support!

The day your book is finally released into the wild.

Yep, Falling for Finn is released today and I just don’t know what to say other than this is what I’ve been working toward ever since I was twelve years old. I wanted to be an author but I didn’t think I’d ever get there. Getting published was, like, impossible. You had to write literary fiction didn’t you? And besides, it wasn’t a valid career choice…

Well, thirty years later, no you don’t have to write literary fiction and yes, it is a valid career choice. You just have to work hard. Damn hard. And be prepared to fight for it, to have lows like you wouldn’t believe yet still hang on like you’re hanging on the edge of a cliff by your fingernails and to let go would mean certain death.

Okay, so that was dramatic. But then that’s what I am. Dramatic.

And so is my book. It’s full of angst and drama and sexytimes. So if you like that sort of thing, buy it. Because it’s now live!

Go Finn! Be free (but not too free because some authors have to make a living)! ๐Ÿ™‚

I’m composing this blog post on the 19th here but of course, it’s not the 19th in other places. So Wed (NZ time, Tues everywhere else), I shall be doing some Twitter giveaways and stuff, so if you want a free copy, follow me on Twitter and wait for the announcement.

Also, am very proud to be on the USA Today Happy Ever After blog – on the front!!

To celebrate I leave you with an awesome haiku that the lovely Fiona Marsden composed for me about Finn:

She has no dark memory

Need to fill gap made by fear

He always had her heart

Anna and Finn forever


6 thoughts on “First Ever Release Day!!!”

  1. YAY! Your book is on my Kindle ready to be read! I pre-ordered it ready for today! Hope this is the first of MANY books for you, Jackie. Hope you celebrate today/tonight in style. Caroline x

    1. Oh, I hope you like it Caroline! Thanks so much for buying. Yep, celebrating in fine French style with a bottle of Tattinger. Only the best wil do, darling ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Fiona! Well, I’ve got a quite a few, as you know… ๐Ÿ˜‰ And a BIG thank you for the lovely Finn haiku. People don’t really need to read the book – they can just read the haiku because it says it all. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. An awesome, awesome achievement, Jackie. Your indomitable spirit is truly inspiring. Also, I love Finn – just saying ๐Ÿ˜‰

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