Apr

4

2012

Dear Thing

Filed under: Dear Thing

Ah, well, as I was typing the below post, the following announcement came up on The Bookseller:

 

Transworld has acquired a novel about a couple’s struggles to conceive a child by author Julie Cohen, whose previous books were published by Headline.

Corgi and Black Swan publishing director Catherine Cobain bought UK and Commonwealth rights to Dear Thing and one other novel. Bantam Press will publish in hardback in June 2013 and in paperback by Black Swan in 2014.

The first title follows a couple as they try to have a baby, and focuses on their best friend’s decision to carry one for them as a surrogate.

Cobain said: “Julie is an incredibly talented writer whose books I have always been passionate about. Dear Thing touched all of us at Transworld who read it—it’s brilliantly written, with a complex story that is quite simply heart-rending.”

 

I’m so excited that Transworld have given me the chance to write this book. It’s a new challenge for me, I’m in love with all of the characters, and I’m enjoying every minute of it.

And now I’m off to the aquarium. Fecklet tells me there will be sharks.


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  1. Hurrah! Great news on the new bookdeal. Well done, you shiny gorgeous thing. Super pleased for you. <>

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  2. Congratulations Julie, book sounds fabulous!

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  3. Wow. Congratulations! It sounds fantastic!

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  4. Oh JULIE, this is tremendous! Congrats! Sending big squishy hugs to you!

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  5. Excellent news, Julie – congrats! xxx

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  6. Yay! Good news! Congratulations Julie! :)

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  7. Congrats Julie! the book sounds great. (Great title, also!)

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  8. Congratulations :o) I love the title.

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  9. YAY!!!!
    lx

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  10. Fabulous news! So exciting! I’m thrilled for you :)

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  11. Wow…thank you so much, everyone. I’m very excited.

    I’m also glad you like the title as it’s one of the few titles I’ve come up with myself and it’s got several meanings, so very apt.

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  12. Go You!! Well done!! :-)

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  13. Mega congrats and a big welcome to Bantam Press! Maybe we’ll get to meet up at some Transworld author parties …

    Vx

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  14. Now, that would be extremely cool. :-)

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  15. Julie – congratulations! The book sounds wonderful and the title is making me sniffle already!

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  16. Julie – I couldn’t be more pleased for you. Might have to re-read BEING A BAD GIRL in celebration, (bet that seems years ago now).

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  17. Thank you!

    And yes, Being a Bad Girl does seem like quite a while ago now…I wrote it seven years ago, would you believe?

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