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Offline AnnaStephens

Hello ... again
« on: July 11, 2016, 10:23:00 AM »
Hi, I'm Anna and I joined on here ages ago and then, well, life got in the way. Trying to get back into communicating with other like-minded geeks.

I'm a member of Birmingham Writers' Group in the West Midlands, UK, and I've recently had the huge good fortune to have my debut novel picked up by Harper Voyager, so life, while still getting in the way, is a lot of fun right now!

I'm a Smith, but I write as a Stephens. It's confusing to me also.


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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2016, 10:37:29 AM »
Welcome (back) Anna!
Congratulations on the deal :D

Feel free to post everywhere, even old threads.
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2016, 11:08:44 AM »
Well, I'm not sure. Should we let her back in? Hm. Maybe I she wields her great influence in the publishing world on our behalf?  ;). Oh, what the heck. The more the merrier!

Congrats on the novel! Tell all, tell all.
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2016, 11:38:43 AM »
Welcome back Anna  :)
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2016, 12:02:50 PM »
You have my condolences with you being in Birmingham. Come over to the black country ;-)
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 12:11:46 PM »
Ha, thanks all. I promise not to cause trouble (I may be lying).

Obviously, this is all shameless self-promotion and a completely transparent attempt to ingratiate myself so you'll buy my book and make me filthy rich.  :o

In the meantime, I'll at least make an attempt to involve myself in the forums. I have a torrid history of forums taking over my life to the extent of getting into trouble at work and forgetting how to speak aloud, so if I get too prolific do please rein me in!! Or not.

Re Godblind, here is the synopsis my agent sent out to publishers.

The Red Gods were exiled one thousand years ago but in the mountains the Mireces king, Corvus, plans his invasion of Rilpor to the glory of the Gods of Blood.
Dom Longsword is a Watcher, cursed with prophecy of future cataclysms but without the means to alter them. As Rillirin, an escaped Mireces slave arrives in the watchers' village, he sees the advent of war between Rilpor and the heathen Mireces, the likes of which they’ve never known.
   In Rilpor’s capital, Rivil, the king’s son, attempts and fails to kill his father and seize the throne. He flees west and falls in with a band of Mireces and converts to their faith, the Red Joy, in return for the promise of aid to seize the throne.
   Through battle and siege, the Watchers and the West Rank – Rilpor’s elite army – must stand together against the Mireces army and the traitor Rivil. Dom must convince the West Rank to trust his prophecies but the Gods’ torments of his mind increase and his madness drives him away from his people to wander lost at the mercy of the enemy.
And still the Mireces come, sweeping out of the mountains and overpowering the Watchers and the West Rank. For the glory of the Gods of Blood, the Mireces will drown alongside their enemies…

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2016, 02:58:11 PM »
Hi Anna welcome back, even though you are merely using us and will cast us aside without a care when your book is published and we've all bought a copy. Shameless hussy. You sound as though you will fit in here just fine, do around and join in our chat. ;D
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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2016, 02:59:39 PM »
Hi Anna,

Welcome back! :)  Congratulations on the book deal - sounds interesting. Looking forward to seeing your cover :)

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Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2016, 07:12:34 PM »
Yeah, show us the cover! Also, hey.

Offline AnnaStephens

Re: Hello ... again
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2016, 01:50:21 PM »

I'm afraid the cover is a closely guarded secret right now - so closely guarded I haven't seen it myself! As soon as I know anything further, I'll let you know.

Thanks for the welcomes everyone and I'll be sure to get involved in some discussions soon.