Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Congratulations to Nicola Morgan: Deathwatch Is Published Today!

My warmest congratulations to blogging fiend and writing friend, Nicola Morgan for today's publication of Deathwatch. Sally Zigmond (who also comments here regularly) has written a very favourable review of the book (and for once I don't think any chocolate was exchanged, so she must mean every word); and I'll soon be featuring Deathwatch as part of my Trios series. I'm only sorry I couldn't go to the launch party, which is happening tomorrow (so don't expect much sense from Nicola for the next couple of days!).

Is there anything else I could put into brackets there, do you think?

18 comments:

Nicola Morgan said...

Oh you are lovely - thank you!! I will look forward to doing the same for you, even without exchange of chocolate. nx

Sarah Hilary said...

Congratulations, Nicola! It looks amazing. Break out the chocolate! Sarah

Motheratlarge said...

I am a big fan of the parenthetic style.

Many congratulations to Nicola on the book!

DanielB said...

Sssh! Don't you know she is doing no publicity, a la Murakami? :)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations and well done.

Word verification, squez... another way of saying squeezed... all the congratulatory hugs you deserve. LG

behlerblog said...

Brava to that Morgan woman. I hear she passes out chocolate by the bushels, so I'm nudging my way to the front of the line. 'Course it would be lovely if I could get a copy of the book here across the pond.

BuffySquirrel said...

I never have any luck posting on Nicola's blog, so I'll just say congratulations! here :D.

Nicola Morgan said...

BuffySquirrel - I had no idea I was shutting you out!! (Sorry, jane, excuse me while I hijack your excellent [obviously] blog to converse with BuffyS). What happens when you try to comment? I don't have moderation on, so it's definitely not me doing anything. I am sorry - I have nothing against squirrels at all and I always enjoy your comments on jane's blog.

And all the rest of you - awww, thank you etc etc. (Except for Lynn, who's only in it for chocolate and free books. Lynn, I'm about to email you about that...)

And now I'm going back into hiding, where I should be.

Jane Smith said...

Buffy and Nicola, I wonder if I have the solution.

I think that you have your blog set so that the comments form appears as if by magic under the main post; I used to use this format too, but was told that it made it difficult for some people to comment. So I changed it to this option, and the problem went away, apparently.

I'll go and look at my settings so I can tell you how to change it if you want to. Give me a few minutes.

Jane Smith said...

Nicola, try this: go to your blog's dashboard, and click on "settings".

Then click on the "comments" tab, and scroll down to "comment form placement", and select "full page" instead of "embedded below post". Click save, and that should be that.

It looks less elegant, but it should mean that Buffy can comment on your blog as well as on mine.

Nicola Morgan said...

Jane, do you charge for technical advice? You are a gem.

BuffyS - could you have a try now?

Jane Smith said...

Mrs Morgan: you owe me so much now that I might just have first dibs on those turquoise boots of yours.

I've had to remove my followers thing, as that's causing a problem too. If you scroll right down to the bottom of your blogging dashboard you'll find a link to "known issues": just read that link from time to time and it's amazing how clever it can make you appear. Oh, and what's this "Awfully Big Blog Adventure" of yours? Should I be sending people over, or is it just a fun thing between friends?

Nicola Morgan said...

Am about to email you ...

btw, yes, I saw you'd had to remove your followers because some people couldn't access your blog. I did notice my stats were down but thought this was either a) the hot weather or b) that I'd become really really boring. Maybe I should remove my followers too. Will it be painful for them?

Donna Hosie said...

Many, many congratulations, Nicola.

catdownunder said...

Well done ye Nicola!

joesanchez said...

"The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same and still retain the ability to function...One should, for example, see that things are hopeless yet be determined to make them otherwise." ---F. Scott Fitzgerald

BuffySquirrel said...

Woot! I can post there now!

Dorset Girl said...

Congratulations Nicola! Can't wait to read my copy.

Jane, thought this thread might interest you: http://www.authonomy.com/Forum/Posts.aspx?threadId=25489

It's about Lulu bouncing royalty checks.