Monday, 5 May 2014

A Cover, A Story, and An Award


All in all, it's been a productive week at the Gemmell household. The edits on my novella are long away and the next stage is well under way at Tirgearr Publishing. And I now have a cover - first reveal on here today! I'm happy with it as it fits the tone of the first novella in the series (The Aphrodite Touch) but this is a stronger tone which I wanted for The Adonis Touch. Publication is scheduled for 23rd May and I'll no doubt have a fun launch party on Facebook and here, as usual.

Other good news is that one of my short stories, 'Being a Stepdaughter', was published in the latest edition of Ireland's Own magazine. That was a lovely surprise and is the third story the editor has taken. Obviously, I'm doing something right with those stories! The People's Friend, on the other hand, sent me a nice rejection. Win some, lose some!

Simon's Award
My lovely husband, Simon, also had a fantastic week. He won the Aspire Booking of the Year Award (this is the luxury side) at the National Travel Awards in London on Wednesday evening. He said it was like the Oscars, with his name called out X-Factor style then his progress to stage captured on the huge screens. It was obviously a bigger do than either of us had realised, although he knew it was a black-tie event. It was great to hear the company he works with, Designer Travel, also won two awards, even though they are a fairly small independent agency compared to the big boys.

Wonder what this week will bring? Enjoy your bank holiday Monday!

Rosemary

15 comments:

Cara Cooper said...

So much positivity, you guys are on a roll!! Many congratulations on the writing successes. How lovely too to have a husband who's knowledgeable about travel. I love holidays, but I hate booking them.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks for your lovely comment, Cara!

Teresa Ashby said...

What a wonderful week, Rosemary. Congratulations to you and your husband. I love the new cover x

Carolb said...

Clearly a wonderful week in the Gemmell household, congratulations to you both :D

The latest cover is lovely, and goes well with the cover design of the Aphrodite Touch.

Jean Bull said...

Congratulations to you both, what a week!
I love your book cover, good luck for May 23rd:)

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Teresa! Glad you like it.

Thanks, Carol! I was hoping it would fit the series.

Thanks, Jean!

Rena George said...

What a great week for you both, Rosemary. The Gemmell household is obviously on a winning streak. Enjoy! Ex

Joan Fleming said...

A wonderful week for both of you, Rosemary (and Simon) - congratulations! I love your cover - looking forward to reading the second novella in the series.

Maria said...

Hurrah! Congratulations all round. You are on a roll. Exciting news about your novella too.

Wendy's Writing said...

What a great week, Rosemary! The cover of the novella is lovely and I look forward to the launch party - congrats to your husband too.

Joanna said...

That really was a wonderful week of well-deserved success, Rosemary! Massive congratulations to both you and your husband. And I think your cover for The Adonis Touch is absolutely beautiful. xxx

ange said...

It sounds like an exciting time at Chez Gemmell !! Congratulations to you both. xx

Frances Garrood said...

Well done on all this good news, Rosemary! And good luck with the new book.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Rena - hope it continues!

Many thanks, Joan!

Thanks, Maria!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thank you, Wendy!

Many thanks, Joanna!

Thanks, Ange!

Thank you, Frances!