Sometimes you meet people in the workplace that you instantly 'click' with. People who share your sense of humour and values and who make going into work a bit easier when you would much rather just stay at home. I'm really lucky to have one of those kind of people in my office and luckier still that two parts of my job involve working closely with her. We work well together and, having a mutual love of the meerkat insurance advert, liken ourselves to Aleksandr and Sergei. (I'm the overworked assistant!)
Now one thing you should know about her is that she has been writing stories for many a year. Some short stories have been published in magazines but her real aspiration is to have a proper book published. Many a manuscript has been sent off but no success - until now. Her daughter works in the publishing industry and she suggested that her mum self-publish her first book on Kindle. So one weekend, a front cover was designed, an authors note was drafted and 'Fractured' was available for download on Kindle. Check it out here! Sales at first were a little slow, but over the Easter holidays she sold 10,000 downloads. Amazing! since then she's sold nearly 2000 more and is in the top 50 overall kindle fiction books and I think that last weekend she told me she was in the top 5 fictional books.
So imagine the excitement in the office on Thursday when she received a message from a literary agent asking to meet her this week as she was very interested in her work. After years of her approaching agents, here was an agent approaching her! She's such a talented lady and I wanted to make her a 'well done' card. How fortuitous that Sian wrote this blog post to show a website she had found to make a mock up of a newspaper page. I immediately clicked on the link to fodey.com and made an image to use.We always joke that when she is rich and famous she has to hire me as her personal assistant as I am the only one who understands her! So I hope that she will find this card amusing. Thanks Sian for the link, I would never have found it on my own!