Thursday, November 20, 2008

STARQUEST NOW IN PRINT!

My dog went crazy when the delivery van pulled up ouside our home. The delivery man walked up the path, eyeing our loving but excitable little dog warily. He handed me a box - a big box. Guess what was inside......YES!

They've arrived. Crisp and fresh from the printers, the actual paperback copies of Starquest! It's impossible to express how I felt holding the actual BOOK in my hands! My very first novel, in print! Yes I was absolutely thrilled to get the print copies of the Muse series, and they're wonderful, but this is just me, mine, my novel! It was fantastic being e-published, but there's something so special about holding your first solo book - the actual feel of it, the glossy cover, the beautiful starry background that's on the back cover as well...amazing!

I have to admit I hadn't expected them to arrive so quickly. The offiicial print date isn't until the 5th December - but I'm taking advance email orders at Hywelalyn@hywelalyn.co.uk and I'm throwing in a matching bookmark - and for the first five - a special Starquest pen. I only had a few made, so they're kind of a collectable item! :)

Just wanted to share. I'm busy with edits for the sequel at the moment, but I wanted to take a little time out and post my news because time goes so quickly. I feel like a 'proper' auithor now!
I now find that they're also available on Amazon now -

3 comments:

Susanne Saville said...

CONGRATS!! As I remember, this book was close to your heart. Glad to hear they arrived safely. :)

Bess McBride said...

Super congratulations, Lyn! It's great, isn't it?

Bess Mcbride

Hywela Lyn said...

Thanks so much Susanne and Bess, yes this book is very special to me - and congrats on your print release too Bess,