Friday, June 08, 2007

The trifecta!!!!!

Have woken this morning and stumbled to the computer bleary-eyed (can one baby really feed so much?) to discover some wonderful news.
I've finalled in the BOOKSELLERS' BEST AWARD 2007 in the Best Traditional category with WIFE AND MOTHER WANTED!
This is my 3rd contest final this year, with the 3 different releases I had in 2006. And considering I had so many doubts about those 'darker, more emotional' books last year, I couldn't be happier!
I finalled in this award last year too, and it went to the fabulous Lucy Gordon. This year, I'm up against Lucy again, along with Linda Goodnight and Holly Jacobs. It still comes as a huge shock to me to see my books up alongside big names. Is this real?
The Bookseller's Best is a particularly great award to final in, as the books are judges by the people who get our books onto shelves and who recommend our books to readers and I really am thrilled beyond belief to final.

Can't stop grinning :)


Fiona Lowe said...

Yippeee, Nic!
I loved those books. You know I love a good 'emotional' read and I always believed in them even if you had doubts. But with all three hitting the contest finals I think it's time you started to love those books too:-)

Rachael Blair said...

Congrats Nic - that's FABULOUS news! And good luck!

Ally Blake said...

Wow Nic! You're just our little superstar you are. What fantabulous news!!!

Now I'm crpossing everything for ya that you can win at least one, maybe two, nah, let's just go for all three!!!


Mary Blake said...


That is wonderful news about WIFE AND MOTHER WANTED! Congratulations on the nomination and best of luck!


Barb said...

Congrats, Nic! Fabulous news. And so pleased to hear that the little guy is doing well too.

Mary Blake said...


I have a question about the Alfie you have been raving about. Which model to you use? I am seriously considering purchasing one, as it seems such a handy thing to have. It's very warm here and the kids love being out in their inflatable pool or running through the sprinkler. I can see myself getting some work done while they play.



Nicola Marsh said...

Thanks for the congrats, everyone. As you can probably tell, I'm pretty chuffed L:)

Alphie is perfect for its portability, esp. when the kids are outside.
I've got the basic model, Alphasmart 3000. The original 3 AA batteries are still in there, from 3 years ago!
I think you can get an updated model called the NEO, which does a lot more, but if you want a basic writing tool, Alphie is fabulous!

Mary Blake said...


Thanks! Wow, that is amazing that the batteries have lasted that long. It sounds like a super handy tool, and I think it would really help me with my tendency to edit as I go. Squashing the internal editor is my biggest challenge.

Have a great weekend!