My next book

The advance copy of my next book arrived on the doorstep today. It began with a white express van pulling into the driveway and a delivery man stepping to the door, special envelope in hand.
I resisted the temptation to immediately rip open the envelope and instead placed it on the table and let it sit there for a while, waiting. Each time I passed it I had another look at the envelope. Yes, it was still there.
Dragging out the anticipation to the last possible moment, is usually what I do. After such a long journey from idea, to research, to manuscript drafts and rewrites, the excitement of proposed publication and watching words come to life in the illustrations, I like to delay the joy just a little longer and pick the perfect moment to sit quietly and enjoy the first glimpse.
After an hour of passing, backwards and forwards, I did attack the envelope, then before even opening it,
I glanced at the clock. An appointment . . . I had to go!
At 3.00 p.m. I began this blog post while sitting at the hairdresser for a much needed hair restoration and then the book was still waiting for me on the table at home, still unopened.


        Now it’s 7.30 p.m., I’m home and hopefully tonight I’ll get the chance to sit and take time to enjoy turning the               pages and savouring the first read.

And the book? …… A certain little white dog just might be back to share another adventure.

      The Launch date is set for Saturday October 7 at Collins Booksellers, Main Street, Croydon with Storytimes at              Dymocks Doncaster on September 30 , Dymocks Eastland October 14, at The Little Bookroom on October 15  and        at the Whitehorse Manningham Libraries “Heart of the Community” Open Day in Warrandyte on October 28.
     Now to looking at the book.
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  1. Bernadette Kelly Congratulations Corinne. xx
    August 9, 2017 at 7:58 pm · Reply
    • corinne Thanks BK. x
      August 9, 2017 at 10:14 pm · Reply
  2. Anne Congratulations Corinne...very exciting.... what patience you have!!
    August 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm · Reply
    • corinne We have to be patient in this game.
      August 9, 2017 at 10:12 pm · Reply
  3. Ben I really can't wait to read a new story about Harry the little Dog. Little Dog & Christmas wish was fantastic, so it will be great to hear a new story.
    August 9, 2017 at 9:47 pm · Reply
    • corinne Thank you Ben for your kind words. The new one will be released on October 1st. Corinne
      August 9, 2017 at 10:12 pm · Reply
  4. Julie Congratulations, Corinne. It will be lovely to see your little white dog again. I certainly admire your restraint - when that special van arrives at my house, the scissors are in my hand in seconds! : )
    August 10, 2017 at 8:31 am · Reply
    • corinne Tx. Julie. It really was one of those full-on days, so I had no choice but to wait. Hope things are going well for you. x
      August 10, 2017 at 9:05 am · Reply
  5. Laraine Can't wait to see the new book x
    August 10, 2017 at 9:11 pm · Reply
    • corinne Sunday!
      August 24, 2017 at 10:27 pm · Reply

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