Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I'm Going to be a Published Fiction Writer!

Yesterday, I hinted at some news that has been in the works for awhile. It's just been announced in the Prospera Publishing newsletter (sign up for some great publishing tips!), so now I can let out my breath and share!

I'm going to be a published fiction writer, under the pen-name Talli Roland! While I feel incredibly lucky to have my non-fiction published, of course, anyone who's been reading this blog for the past little bit knows that fiction is my real passion. I love travel writing and will continue to work on the 24 Hours series but I've always wanted to have my fiction out there in the world! This is the sixth novel I've written and while it still needs a lot of work before it sees the light of day (my editor is peppering me with great suggestions!), words really cannot explain how excited I am!

So what's it all about? Called The Hating Game, here's a brief blurb:

When man-eater Mattie Johns agrees to star on a dating game show to save her ailing recruitment business, she's confident she'll sail through to the end without letting down the perma-guard she's perfected from years of her love 'em and leave 'em dating strategy.

After all, what can go wrong with dating a few losers and hanging out long enough to pick up a juicy £50,000 prize?

Plenty, Mattie discovers, when it's revealed that the contestants are four of her very unhappy exes. Can Mattie confront her past to get the prize money she so desperately needs, or will her exes finally wreak their long-awaited revenge? And what about the ambitious TV producer whose career depends on stopping her from making it to the end?

Who will win The Hating Game? Find out in early 2011.


Thank you all for helping me along this jouney so far!

22 comments:

India Drummond said...

This is so wonderful, Marsha!

I love the concept for this book... and I can't wait to read it!

Sharon Longworth said...

Fantastic news - you must be thrilled to bits. Really well done.

Kelly said...

Congratulations on your awesome news!!!!

Cat Hellisen said...

YAY for awesome news! Congrats!

Deniz Bevan said...

Congratulations! And I just love your pen name :-)

Miranda Dickinson said...

Woo-hoooo!! That's fantastic news!! And finally I know who the lovely Talli Roland is who's been leaving lovely comments on my blog - thanks :o)

All the very best and can't wait to see you in print!

Miranda xx

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks everyone! I'm super excited.

Miranda, I love your blog, particularly the politcal posts! :)

Thanks, all, for the best wishes!

MikeH said...

Congrats!!! Did you do the Happy Dance?

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks, Mike!

There's been a lot of happy dancing (if you want to call it that) going on. There will be plenty more, along with a few heart failures, I'm sure!

Ellen Brickley said...

Marsha, I commented over at your other blog but just had to say congratulations here too - it's big enough news to deserve two congratulations!

Kim said...

Wonderful news! Congratulations!

Victoria Westcott said...

Love it! Fabulous concept. Can't wait to read it! Congrats :-)

Beth said...

Woo hoo, congratulations again!

Falen said...

...am i really dumb that i didn't realize you and Talli are the same person?
hmmm - i guess it's because i mostly read your other blog.
anway, CONGRATS AGAIN!
I hope you did a happy dance!

Rickie J said...

Wow, what fantastic news. So very pleased for you!

Ann said...

You dark horse you! A hugh congratulations here too. Well done. Does this mean I need to buy two copies. One of Talli's and one of Marsha's? Now that I think of it, might not be a bad idea!

KarenG said...

congratulations to Marsha AND Talli!! I love you both! And I love the look of this new blog. Will you be combining forces now?

Shelley Sly said...

Wow, I also feel pretty stupid for not realizing you two are the SAME person! I respond to your Talli one more, I guess. Anyway, congratulations again!!! How exciting!!!

Marsha Moore said...

Thanks everyone; thanks so much for all the lovely comments both here and on my Talli blog! :)

Nancy J. Parra said...

Super congrats on your sale!! It sounds like a fun book. Yay, am jumping up and down for you. Cheers~

Elle said...

I can't believe you didn't tell me about your pen name and other blog!!

Many congratulations though - this is brilliant news. :) You deserve it! x

Dave said...

Congrats, Marsha. Sounds a fab plot. Is it a coincidence that the main character's name is the same as a laddish Australian TV personality?