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Jo Bannister

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« on: January 08, 2020, 12:46:09 PM »
Sold the new book.  "Dangerous Pursuits", Severn House, London - publication scheduled for June 30th.  Wish it luck.

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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2020, 01:09:31 PM »
Good luck :)
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« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2020, 01:52:41 PM »
A little extra luck on top of the hard work never does any harm  Best wishes, Jo.

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« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2020, 09:13:50 AM »
Thanks, guys.  The downside is, I've now had to start on a new one.  What happened to that retirement I distinctly remember opting for?

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« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2020, 09:45:52 AM »
Am I fooling myself by believing that when (if) I retire I'll have more time for writing?
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2020, 05:50:51 AM »
Extra good news Jo, congratulations mate  :-*
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« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2020, 10:55:00 AM »
Nice job, Jo. Best of luck to you.


I could think of worse ways to retire.  ;)
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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 04:50:15 PM »
Thanks again, everyone.  It still feels like a milestone, even when it's your (I think) 41st!  When you've been working on something entirely alone for fifteen months, it's always in the back of your mind that this time you may have made a Horlicks of it.  It's quite a relief when someone tells you No, it's fine, you weren't imagining things.

But the retirement I was talking about was retiring from writing.  A few years back it looked as if the train had come to the end of the tracks.  I'd just about got used to the idea of being footloose and fancy-free when my current publisher got in touch and asked for a peek at the manuscript.

(Incidentally, what do we call them now?  Manuscript is clearly out of date - but so is typescript, when what you submit is a data file attached to an e-mail.  Anyway, you know what I mean.)

No, if you're retiring from doing something else, I'd heartily recommend writing as a second career.  Particularly if you've got a pension coming in to cover the necessities, it's as good a way of keeping the old brain-cells firing as any.  And there's always the chance of being Discovered...

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« Reply #8 on: January 14, 2020, 12:21:11 AM »
  And there's always the chance of being Discovered...

I'm just another needle in the haystack.

Maybe I can stand up and poke someone. Maybe that'll get their attention!

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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2020, 12:31:48 PM »
Offered a choice of two covers for the new book.  Went with the one with the dog on it.  Probably a case of heart ruling head!

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2020, 07:59:07 PM »
Congratulations, Jo! And you can never go wrong with a dog, no matter the other option.
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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2020, 09:53:00 AM »
Just what I thought, Laura.  The other cover might have appealed more to mystery fans, but this one will sweep in the dog lovers as well!

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« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2020, 09:35:24 PM »
And that's the end of my involvement in "Dangerous Pursuits".  Sailed through copy-editing, whipped through proof-reading, now it just needs printing.  And of course selling, which I leave in more professional hands than mine.  On with the next one now...

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« Reply #13 on: March 01, 2020, 09:56:26 PM »
 ;D ;D

Way to go mate  :-*
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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2020, 01:29:35 AM »
Jo, I just went to buy a few of your books but I see you have several series and your new one isn't out until June 30th. Congratulations, again!  ;D ;D ;D :-* :-* :-*

When I read a series, I like to pour through the whole lot - sort of like binge-watching Netflix. My budget is $40-ish, what do you suggest?
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