Monday, 2 April 2012

A tiny love story published!

Bloggie friends!

Some nice writerly news for me!

My flash fiction story “It started with a kiss” is now published in an anthology called Time for Love, available only as an ebook, price £1.54!

Now we all know true love is priceless, but this is a bargain (details here)! LOL!

The book is a compilation of 18 long listed stories - out of 70 entrants - from a Valentine’s Day flash fiction competition! It was a real boost to my ego to receive a nice email from the editor (waves to Gail) informing me I’d made the cut! Yay!

Charlie says: There’s a moose loose in the hoose.

(Yes those are scratch marks on his face! He came home with them but he’s fine! The mouse is innocent!)

HAPPY EASTER!! See you all some time, Error 503 allowing!

124 comments:

Mark said...

Wow, congratulations on getting published :)

Cat Chat With Caren And Cody said...

CONCATULATIONS!!!! What wonderful news! You must just be beside yourself!! We are sooooooo happy for you!!!!!! You deserve all of the success in the world!

Poor Charlie!! Did a female kitty scratch him for getting fresh????

xoxoxoxoxo

mshatch said...

wow! congratulations! And tell Cahrlie to be careful around those mice; they're obviously troublemakers!

Manzanita said...

Congratulations. I'm so happy to read about the successes of my dear bloggy friends. I always feel so proud that I know you when you dip into the honor bucket. :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, congratulations!!! That is awesome.
And who beat up poor Charlie? That's not right.

KarenG said...

Kitty, That is fabulous news! Congratulations!

The Golden Eagle said...

Congratulations! :) That's wonderful!

Beth Zimmerman said...

I've been seeing a lot of that Error 503. What is that all about?

Charlie is as cute as ever. I just had my cats neutered and vaccinated so I can let them outside some. Not sure where they have ventured off to but I assume they'll come home when they're hungry!

Tracy Jo said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is awesome news! Poor Charlie but he sure looks content. :-) Off to Amazon to check out your book! Yay!

Rene said...

Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!

Poor Charlie--I hope he heals quickly.

Katnip Lounge said...

Charlie was prolly brawling, making his way through the crowd of fans surrounding your house!
Congratulations!

Eileen said...

Congrats! The last time I had something published I was 9 years old, and it was an anthology my grade school teacher put together for our class. I remember how excited I was...so to have something that will be read by people who don't even know you is awesome!

What's up with those Error 503? Thought I was the only one!

Prancer Pie said...

Concats! What do you mean "came home" wif scratches? Has you been out runnin amuck at night? Naughty kitteh. Glad you are ok.

Helena said...

Congratulations! Such exciting news. And of course in the next few days I'll be buying the anthology and reading your story. I hope this was more than a boost to you ego, because it's also validation that you're a real and good writer.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Congratulations sweetie!!! Yay! It's available here in the states, too:
http://www.amazon.com/Time-For-Love-ebook/dp/B007PS8JUS/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1333344052&sr=8-3

Kindle owners can even borrow it for free if they have a Prime membership! Off to check it out on my iPhone (easier to read in bed with the phone than with the Kindle).

Charlie, be careful, honey. Your face is just too handsome to risk getting it scarred up!

joanne fox said...

Well done you! To come in the top 18 out of 70 is excellent.

Those error messages are a real pain at the moment aren't they.

Have a lovely week. x

Teresa Ashby said...

Yay, congratulations :-)
Aw, poor Charlie - are you sure it wasn't that mouse ;-) x

Fuzzy Tales said...

Oh, congratulations! This is fantastic news, we're thrilled for you. Well done!

As for Charlie...Stay out of trouble! :-)

m.q said...

happy easter Charlie!!!

Anne Gallagher said...

Congratulations! That's so great to be published.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Congrats! That's such awesome news.

Ginger Jasper said...

Scratcch marks what ever have you been up to Charlie. be careful. Cute picture. Mum went along and bought the book forr her Kindle so will read your story.. Well done for getting published.. Hugs GJ xx

Susan Fields said...

Congratulations on your story getting published! Yay!!!

the writing pad said...

Hi Old Kitty - HUGE congrats on your story being published in the anthology (is it the one called First Kiss on the contents list?) Well done and here's to hundreds of downloads! Great pic, BTW, of Charlie, wearing a mouse like a beret - loved it :-)
Take care and hope you have an error503-free week!!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Is Mr Blogger being difficult again Jenn? - he seems to get all "hard to get" sometimes. Thank goodness he isn't involved in publishing your story!
Congrats on getting into print.
Charlie we think you are very brave and strong so know your opponent will have come out with bigger battle wounds than you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Brian said...

Big congrats on having your story published, we are so proud of you! Ouchy Charlie, be careful pal!

Angela Felsted said...

Happy Easter! I'm sorry you've been plagued by the error message. I've been sort of frustrated with blogger lately where my own blog is concerned, but I'm not very techno savy and I'm not really sure what to do about it.

Love your cute kitty. You're a fabulous writer and I always enjoy reading your blog.

Shelley Sly said...

Congratulations! That is fantastic news! :) :)

Clarissa Draper said...

Poor scratched-up Charlie! Love his mouse though.

Can we get the book on amazon.com for kindle?

Angela Felsted said...

And of course I'll check out the anthology. :)

Jennifer Shirk said...

Wow! That's so exciting!! Congrats!

Elizabeth Varadan aka Mrs. Seraphina said...

Congratulations on having your story published. What a thrill you must feel. Hope your kitty's scratches heal quickly.

Cezar and Léia said...

Awesome news, conCATUlations!
Thanks so much for sharing the news with your friends!
Happy Easter!
purrs
Luna - WE LOVE LUNA

cleemckenzie said...

I seems Charlie isn't above mixing it up a bit. Wonder what the other critter looks like? Go, Charlie!

Theresa Milstein said...

Oh, I'm so happy for you, Old Kitty. Congratulations! You're building up quite a writing resume! Very impressive!

That picture could not be any cuter. As my daughter says, AWWW!

The Furries of Whisppy said...

Here's a little kiss to make your ouchie feel all betters. *kiss*

Marg said...

Wow that is sooooo exciting. We will have to buy one for sure. We will check it out right now. We are so proud of you. See we knew you could do it.Take care.

Matthew MacNish said...

Congratulations, Kitty!

Katie Isabella said...

Sweetheart...who did you fight with? You were the winner I have NO doubt whatsoever.

Tell Mommy congratulations and we are sincerely proud for her.
xoxox

Tracy said...

Girlfriend, you are just rockin' the publishing world! Congrats to you...

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Congratulations on having a story published in this anthology, Jenn!! What wonderful news, and how wonderful it is all ♥ love stories to warm the heart! ♥

I hope Charlie didn't meet another jealous cat who thought he might be a rival for a spring time love session. Luckily he doesn't look worse fro the scratches on his face.

Hart Johnson said...

Oh, congratulations!!! Well done to you. Charlie is being awfully patient. I've been mauled for much less than placing a stuffed animal on Cali's head.

suzy doodling said...

Kitty that's great news, well done. It's great to have that kind of news isn't it? Charlie looks quite happy with mouseie on his head.

Jenn said...

Whoo hoo, congrats on your story being published!! :D

Cheri said...

Who did you wrassle with Charlie??? Happy Easter to ya'll!

suzy doodling said...

Hi Kitty, well done on getting your story published. Charlie looks cute with mousie on his head. I hope I haven't posted twice? Blogger is playing up I think!!

Claudia Del Balso said...

That's awesome news, Jennifer! Congratulations! The book cover is lovely. :)
Happy Easter to you and Charlie!

Jemi Fraser said...

Poor Charlie - hope he's well!

Congrats on the story!! :)

Debbie said...

This is great news. Congratulations.

G said...

Well done, I'll have to download it :)

Lynda R Young said...

A huge congrats re your flash fiction!!

Nezzy said...

Woohoo girl, I'm doin' one of my famous happy dances here for ya. Congratulations!!!

'Ya gotta love that Charlie!!! Great fun pic!

God bless ya sweetie and have yourself a fantastic week!!! :o)

Soggibottom said...

Congratulations :-)
Ah, Charlie, your going to have to get some boxing gloves my little matey.... or don't knock around with the cat up the road that scratches !
Luvs Freya Rose Blossom and Frankie de tabby.... take it from Frank, a few battle scars make you look tough X

ABBY said...

That is pawsome news for your Mom about getting published!! Charlie Charlie Charlie what have you been up to? We are glad you are OK though.
Happy Easter to you as well.
purrs
>^,,^<
♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

Donna Hosie said...

Congratulations!

Melinda Szymanik said...

Congratulations!! My favourite kind of news. Glad it was only scratches for Charlie - my friend's cat came home with a broken jaw and cut tongue (mending nicely now, fortunately).

LynNerdKelley said...

Yay, OC! Congratulations. I'll go check it out. How will I know which one is yours? Is it published under Old Kitty? LOL! And Charlie is a pretty funny guy with that moose. I'm glad he's okay!

LynNerdKelley said...

Okay, duh, I see the title of your story. Don't mind me. It's been a long day!

Sharon K. Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Jennifer! That is wonderful! Charlie should be very proud of his mum.

Katie and Glogirly said...

Congratulations!!! That is so wonderful. We're very happy for you and know what a big accomplishment this is.
: ) Glogirly & Katie

Pasha said...

Was charlie chasing after a wild girl kitty?!

Congrats on being published :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Old Kitty - what great Easter news - well done .. and the anthology sounds so interesting and just right for so many ...

Charlie obviously had an entanglement .. but has returned to creature comfort a la maison ..

Happy Easter - cheers Hilary

Madeleine Maddocks said...

Awh bless Charlie! So cute. Congrats on the publication. Well Done Whoot!

Simon Kewin said...

Woo! Fantastic news. Congratulations!

RaShelle Workman said...

Love the pic of Charlie!!! Congrats on your publication!

Brigid said...

Congrats, Old Kitty. That is great news and Happy Easter.
I've been taking some time out from online doings so hope to be back sometime soon:)

Patsy said...

Yay - way to go, Kitty. Congratulations on your publication!!!

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

Great going Miss Kitty congrats on the publication. That Charlie is such the ham.
dreamweaver

KarenMcG said...

Jennifer,

"The Boys" and I are jumping up and down excited for you.

Congratulations on your news about your story.

Charlie, Charlie, with scratches on your handsome face? Oh my.

Happy Easter you two.

Margo Berendsen said...

Congratulations!!!! Flash fiction is very hard to write, in my opinion, so I'm very impressed.

William Kendall said...

Congratulations!


Charlie looks sublimely relaxed.

Romance Book Haven said...

Congratulations on getting your short story published!

klahanie said...

Wow, on behalf of my silly human and myself, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star!..many congrats on being 'pawblished' YAY
Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, to you and Charlie, Penny xx

Martha said...

Congrats! That's awesome! Love your kitty too :)

[AguiLeon] said...

congrats, btw i follow

Medeia Sharif said...

Congratulations, Old Kitty!

Happy Easter.

meowmeowmans said...

Great job, and concatulations! :)

Charlie, be careful! We wouldn't want that beautiful face blemished in any way, shape or form!

Lydia Kang said...

Congratulations! You must be thrilled, and we are thrilled for you!

Cynthia Chapman Willis said...

Huge CONGRATULATIONS on your story being published! How wonderful!

Maybe Charlie got scratched for bragging to the other kitties a bit too much about you. Poor Charlie.

lbdiamond said...

LOVELY!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

Maria McKenzie said...

Congratulations on your story! That's awesome news. Glad Charlie is healing with a nice little friend to keep him company;).

Jamie Burch said...

Congratulations! Thanks for sharing the link so we can check it out. Yay!!!!

Ann Best said...

Oh, that is so wonderful. Jen and I are both ecstatic about this. Yes, anything like this is such an ego booster. Yay, yay. I'm checking it out right now. I hope we can buy it here in the states. And a very very happy Easter to from our hoose to yoos (waves to Charlie and the moose). (My favorite holiday -- Resurrection morning!) And I'm SO glad you're enjoying my Golden Movies post. It sounds like you are on the same wavelength with movies as Jen and I are!!!
Ann Best, Author of In the Mirror & Other Memoirs

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Thank you so much for you kindness and comforting words for our dear Scooby. It looks like you have known the loss of a good and special kitty in your life too. We are happy to meet you, and we appreciate your lovely words of sympathy.

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Charlie is one patient cat when it comes to mice. My old cat would have mauled it to pieces . . . as long as it was dead to begin with. No point exerted herself if it wasn't already incapacitated. :)

Betsy said...

Hey..good for you getting published! That is just wonderful!

Pk Hrezo said...

Awesome, Jennifer! That's fab news! Big congrats! And Happy Easter to you and Charlie!!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Kitty, you definitely want to stop by Thursday...

Charmaine Clancy said...

Congrats, that's quite an achievement!

Wagging Tales

Purrfect Haven said...

hey, well done... we are most impressed and pleased for you.
Sorry to see the scratch on Charlie... poor lad.. Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations! Great blog you have. Alex sent me over. New follower. :)

Mary Aalgaard, Play off the Page said...

Your Charlie looks like my Leo. Very pretty. Congrats on the publication!

Play off the Page

Liza said...

I'm late to read this. Congratulations Kitty! What great news...and I hope Charlie's scratches heal fast.

J.C. Martin said...

Congrats on the publication! Found you via Ninja Captain Alex. :)I lived near Tottenham Court Road during my uni days. Now way further south in Croydon. Hello to a fellow Londoner!

Siv Maria said...

Congratulations! Stopping by to say hi (Alex sent me your way) and sticking around awhile. Beautiful Cat! I miss mine. Have a great week-end and easter holiday.

Karen Lange said...

Congratulations on the story! Came over from Alex C.'s blog. Glad I did. Have a great weekend!

Bossy Betty said...

Congratulations! So happy to hear your work is getting out there and enlightening the world! I'm gonna come over there and give Charlie a big sloppy kiss on his face to help him heal!

Claire Hennessy said...

I'm over from Alex's blog. I love Charlie - what a beauty. Congrats on your story - my writing group is just embarking on putting an anthology together. Will check yours out. Nice to meet you and I am a new follower :)

Stephen Tremp said...

Charlie isn't talking. Must be a female involved hahaha.

Stephen Tremp said...

And Congrats! on publishing Time For Love!

Ella said...

Congrats Kitty! Charlie looks like he is hurting~ He needs a little TLC
or the fake mouse removed ;D

Rachel Morgan said...

Congratulations, that is fantastic!

And after many months of seeing your comments around the blogosphere, I have finally visited and followed your blog :-)

Shawn said...

Concatulations!!!

Charlie..did ya know you have a rattie on your head??

Chloe, Cecil and Winston

Michelle said...

Contrasts
That is wonderful news
Happy Easter!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Congratulations!

Lindi said...

Congrats on the publishing!! And I love the cat picture. I am totally a cat person--i have 2 and love them!

Jackie said...

How awesome! Congrats!

ediFanoB said...

Congratulations!
I came over from Alex' blog.


We have wo cats and I can't imagine to live without them.

Janice Horton said...

Yay! I'm so excited for you on getting published. Huge congratulations!

If you pop over to my blog this week Kitty darling, you'll see you are the winner of a box of heart shaped chocolates!

Janice xx

Lady Gwen said...

Congrats on the publish! Love your kitties - I had one for 19 years but he went to kitty heaven in 2007:( I found you from Alex's blog - I'm a new follower:)

LindaK said...

Hooray - I love hearing good news! Like Rachel above, I've seen your comments on lots of the blogs I follow and thought I'd finally visit and follow! LindaK

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

CONGRATS on making the cut and gettin' published!! You have inspired my human!! Happy for you! And for the dude, Charlie--he needs to be carful and no more scratches...fake mousies, OK--no scratches!

Noir

Oskar said...

Congratulations on the amazing accomplishment!

Nubbin wiggles,
Oskar

Dawn Simon said...

Congratulations! That's so exciting!

Happy Easter!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Have a very Happy and Blessed Easter, Jenn! Don't eat too many jelly beans :)

Esme said...

Congratulations-that is very exciting news.

Charlie, what happened. Where you looking down the rabbit hole?

Talli Roland said...

Yay yay YAY Old Kitty! Extra chocolate for you this Easter - many many congrats! Love the title.

And poor Charlie! No more battles with mice or moose!

fairyhedgehog said...

Congratulations!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

Happy Easter.

Congratulations!

Life 101 said...

Very nice.

thewwaitingroom said...

Congrats! Sounds awesome :]

Jayne said...

Oh brilliant - well done to you! And poor Charlie. Hope he is better now!

Angela Ackerman said...

Congrats to you! And oh my, what a great shot!! Cat and mouse together!

~*Connie*~ said...

congrats on being published..