Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ve had an up and down journey over the past few years in my quest to see my commercial women’s fiction novels published. You can read about some of it here and here.
Now, finally, some good news: I have signed a 3-book contract with Ruby Fiction and the first book (provisionally titled The Museum of Hope, but that might change) will be out sometime next year. Ruby Fiction is the sister imprint of Choc Lit, which publishes stories with romance at the heart. Ruby Fiction publishes women’s fiction such as thrillers, saga, mystery, chick lit, historical, fantasy, etc.
Ruby Fiction and Choc Lit are different from most publishers because all submitted manuscripts are reviewed, in the first instance, by their Tasting Panel who are genuine readers. I was overjoyed when I was told that The Museum of Hope had done well with the panel and the readers felt it was a unique story.
I have been made very welcome by my fellow Ruby & Choc Lit authors within their private Facebook Group and am now looking forward to working with Ruby’s editors and sharing the finished books with you!
And a reminder: if you’re looking for Christmas stocking fillers or secret-santa presents, my latest short story collection, Hit or Miss, is now available in paperback, on Kindle and on Kobo.
Challenge yourself! Which of these short stories were competition or magazine hits and which failed to land on the right editor’s desk at the right time?
#1 by gailaldwin on November 8, 2022 - 10:23 am
So pleased for you Sally! Congratulations!
#2 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 10:43 am
Thank you, Gail!
#3 by susanjanejones on November 8, 2022 - 10:24 am
That’s amazing Sally xx Well done xx
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#4 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 10:45 am
Thank you, Susan! It does feel amazing.
#5 by Arnie Witkin on November 8, 2022 - 11:07 am
Sally, so delighted for you. Can’t wait to read your first one, even if it is women’s fiction! Warm regards, Arnie
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#6 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 4:29 pm
Thanks so much, Arnie.
#7 by blogaboutwriting on November 8, 2022 - 12:29 pm
Congratulations, Sally! So pleased for you and it’s very well-deserved! Make sure you celebrate!
#8 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 4:28 pm
Thanks, Helen. Yes, I think cake may be appropriate!
#9 by margaretholbrook1 on November 8, 2022 - 2:28 pm
Many Congratulations on your contract!
#10 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 4:27 pm
Thanks very much, Margaret!
#11 by christinemhowe on November 8, 2022 - 2:50 pm
Brilliant news, Sally. Congratulations!
#12 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 4:27 pm
Thank you, Christine.
#13 by Sharon boothroyd on November 8, 2022 - 3:08 pm
That’s amazing news! I knew you could do it. Well done!
#14 by Sally Jenkins on November 8, 2022 - 4:26 pm
#15 by Cindy Leopold-Ritsko on November 9, 2022 - 2:16 am
Sally, thanks for sharing your news. So happy for you. I knew you’d get there when we met in Jacci Turner’s sessions! See you online.
#16 by Sally Jenkins on November 9, 2022 - 7:35 am
Thanks very much, Cindy. And I hope all is well in your writing world!
#17 by Janice Preston on November 14, 2022 - 8:53 am
Huge congratulations on your contract, Sally. I’m thrilled for you x
#18 by Sally Jenkins on November 15, 2022 - 9:31 am
Thank you so much, Janice!