Some of you may have already heard via Twitter or Facebook, but the publishers Bloomsbury announced last week that they have won the publishing rights for a book I’m writing with the wonderful ghost writer Anna Wharton.
Anna contacted me last year sometime and we submitted a sample to many publishers a few weeks ago. Life suddenly went crazy for a few weeks while discussions took place.
Once it was announced, I was suddenly filled with embarrassment. I wasn’t sure how others would react. After all, ‘why me?’? We all have a story to tell. I was just the fortunate one, when Anna contacted me after seeing the film I mad for Woman and Home. But people have been very generous with their kind comments, so now it’s on my blog and I’ll be able t remember the moment.
Anna is already a successful author and her book, Cut, has just been long listed for this years Orwell Prize awards. She has enabled other people to tell their story.
She says of her role as a ghost writer:
“My job is to stand in the shadows”
While, here, at least she’s firmly in the limelight and you can hear Anna talking about the power of storytelling on a short film on YouTube:
Just goes to show that you should never give in when life throws a bad hand at you as you never know what opportunities may come your way or be just around the corner…………….