Monday, 28 November 2016
This time last year, I answered a call for submissions put out by Scott Pack, Associate Editor with Unbound. I was delighted with his initial positive response, and further delighted when he offered me a deal earlier this year.
It's been a long and hard road since then, so it with huge relief and grateful thanks that I learnt that I had hit 100% today.
It couldn't have been possible without YOU, all the wonderful people who have backed this book, shared posts on social media, hosted events and encouraged friends to pledge. Thanks for your faith in me and for making it happen.
Lauren Padgett, Anne Booth, David Jenkins,John A C McGowan,Steven Rose,Irfan Merchant,Christine Allen Dench, Rosalind Ephraim,Helen Townend, Emma Southon,Lucy Moffatt,Mel Conway,Ali Thurm,Simon Barrow, Abingdon Peace Group, Anne Dodd, Mrs Chris Cole, Tricia Cole,Rosemary Scott, Mary Jowitt,Karen Upton,Juliet Lubega,Graham Ogdon,Mina Katouzian,Martin Newell,Anthony Barnett,Philip Pritchard,Robert Cohen,Tabatha Stirling,Spike Humphrey,Michelle Maher,Marion Stanton,Pamela Rodgerson,Geraldine Poulain,Karen Annesen,Enid Park,Stephanie Butland,Annie Levy,Simon Woodman,Amanda Lloyd Jennings,Claire Poyner,Gerry Wilcock,Veronica Zundel,Clare Williams,Michael Marten,Mary Sharkey,Iain Blackwell,Sarah Archdeacon,David Harknett,Tony Sheen,Janet Harding-Evans,Jonathan Cotter,John S,Jackie Cornfield,Paul Holbrook Shallo Chand,Jennifer Harvey, Deirdre Cleary, Julia Williams, Tony Carroll,Shona Kinsella, Dennis Hamley, Elizabeth Holman, Adam Marshall,Beatrice Millar, Sue Brown, Kate Liddle, Ellen Teague, Rachel Lampard, Felice Cohen-Joppa, Jane Lewis,Barbara Hungin,Mike ScottThomson,Antony Mancini, Sarah Archdeacon, Chandra Morbey,Keith Ward,Martha Littlehailes,Maud Grainger, May Ling Thomas,Chris Hughes,Clare Cochrane,Hugh Warwick,Claire Thacker, Emma Cotter,Rachel Crowther,Julian Richardson, Antonia Honeywell,Sara Roberts,Lisa Holden, Alice Jolly,Jacqui Gilbert, Gillian Eastwood, Pierre L'Allier, Dennis Harrison,Craig Thulin, An anonymous donor,Martha Beale,Ann-Marie Hinde,Joanna Clark,EmilyJohns,Deirdre McMahon,Jennifer Leach,Heather Speight,Ian Skewis,Caroline Smailes,Caroline Harmon,Susie Mills,John Howson, Annie Harrison, Frances Hobson, Ann Nursey, Mark Ramsey, Kate Gleeson, Patricia McEnaney, Emily Beardshall, Pat Watkins, Babette Gallard, Carolyn Gillum, Ruth Parham,Tom Moffatt, Runa Mackay, Sally Reynolds, Pat Gaffney, Michelle Moffatt, Gill Allmond, Clair Cody-Richardson, Jake Cunliffe, Louisa Daubney, Ray Hoskins, Lara Fromings, Janice Yelland-Sutcliffe, Denise Chapman, Mary Dobbing, Ekklesia, Sue Marsh, Lynda Greenhill, Bernadette Meaden, Toireasa McCann, Bob Mayo, Kim Bodycombe, Mark Brend, Andrea Needham, Emily Apple, Yvonne McCann, Savitri Hensman, Anne Gregson, Sam Perlo-Freeman, Rhona Lewry, Katie Mills, Mena Remedios, Shelley Harris, Catherine Hills, Judith Heneghan, Angela Clough, Pauline Read, Lisa Chatfield, Fiona Nicoll, Ann Carrier, Mary-Lucille Hindmarch, Rachel Ramsay, Amanda Saint, Adrian Coter, Frank Cottrell-Boyce, Carol Murphy, Susan Creamer, Elorin Grey, Marie O'Sullivan, Scott Pack, Sarah Crofts, Wendy Tuohy, Jim Wright, Cath Barton, Phil Cox, Lisa Rull, Naomi Beaumont, Bruce Kent and Valerie Flessati, Carolyn Dean.
Also huge thanks to Scott for signing me, Jimmy, Georgia and Xander at Unbound and Mark at Rabbit Island Productions for the wonderful film.
Finally, I couldn't have written Echo Hall, or undertaken this massive crowdfunding exercise without the love and support of my wonderful husband Chris, and our three fab kids, Beth, Claire and Jonathan. Thank you allxxx
And now, let the editing commence!