Friday, 4 December 2015

Exciting News!

The observant (and even the less observant!) may have noticed that it's a month since I last posted. The main reason for that is that I've been working on another very big project!
Some of you know what this is, but for those of you that don't, my big news is...

My first book is getting published!

[It's not actually the first book I wrote... that will probably never see the light of day. It's not actually the second either, but it's the first of my books to be published!]

It's being published by Matador and a lot of the last month has been taken up with 'stuff' to do with becoming a published author (that still feels weird to say...). Writing the book was almost the easiest thing!

Anyway, I now have an author website (please go and check it out and let me know what you think...; an author Facebook Page ( and a Twitter account (@amanda_fleet1). I also have a very preliminary entry on the Matador online bookshop, which you can see here.

It's been a bit of a vertical learning curve to be honest, but I feel like I might just about be getting to the point where my feet don't feel like they're about to slide out from underneath me.

Don't worry, I will still be reviewing paper, pens and inks on here, but if you're wanting to share my journey as I move from unpublished author to published author (ooh, that does still sound good!), you can sign up for email updates, over on (there won't be any spam - you'll just get an email when I post something on that website).

Yes, I'm still happy-dancing about it all!