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A year since I got THAT email from Impress Books offering to publish me

By Helen Steadman, Oct 13 2017 09:17AM

Hello everyone,


Friday the thirteenth has turned out to be quite an auspicious day for me. I don't suffer from paraskevidekatriaphobia or friggatriskaidekaphobia, but there's always a tiny fear lurking at the back of my mind saying, 'What if...'.


Anyway, kindly old Facebook reminded me that a year ago on 13th October 2016, Impress Books sent me THAT email saying they would be interested in publishing my story. I was sitting at my desk and saw the email pop up, and almost fell off my chair when I read it. I had a publishing deal!


So, then I remembered pretty quickly that 13th October is officially one of my favourite days of the year!


The last year has been brilliant. Thanks to the fantastic team at Impress Books, my debut novel was published (wearing a beautiful cover and embellished with amazing illustrations). And to put the icing on an already delicious cake, the e-book of Widdershins broke the Kindle Top 100 Books and became a bestseller earlier this week. (If you've not already bought it, the e-book is available for 99p throughout October on Kindle, Kobo and iTunes).


So, a huge thank you to everyone at Impress Books, and to everyone who has helped me and Widdershins along the way.


Best wishes, Helen

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