View Full Version : Yay!!!! Hay!! :o)

Penguin Queen
04-17-2007, 01:28 PM
I've had an email from My Publisher:

Hi Imogen,

You are down to speak with Lloyd [Jones, another of their authors] at 11.30am on 26 May in Hay - how does that sound?

Woo hooo!!


They had said that there was a possibility of it happening for a while, but there hadnt been confirmation. Now there is!!!!!
(The literary festival at Hay-on-Wye (population: 1500, bookshops: 39) is big, it's sponspored by the Guardian newspaper & there will be poeple like Wole Soyinka & Doris Lessing reading there, for example.)
:hooray: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/nana2.gif

Hay-on-Wye festival website (http://www.hayfestival.com/wales/)

I will probably be reading in a cowshed while at the same time JK Rowling puts in an appearance at the Castle :D but I don't care. I'm going to be reading at Hay!!!


JJ Cooper
04-17-2007, 01:54 PM
That rocks Imogen. :hooray:

People don't go to see JK Rowling to listen to her readings. No matter what stage you are on people are there to appreciate your stories. Go give them your best and let us all know how it went.


Saundra Julian
04-17-2007, 01:56 PM

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04-17-2007, 02:20 PM
Hay on Wye! Oh you lucky thing! I'd LOVE to go there! Won;t make it this year, though. Well done, and have a great time!

04-17-2007, 04:37 PM
Fantastic news. Enjoy the shed and dazzle the crowds.


04-17-2007, 04:39 PM
Snoopy dance time! Congratulations!:snoopy:

Penguin Queen
04-17-2007, 04:44 PM
<...>and dazzle the crowds. <...>

I read that as "dazzle the cows". :D :D

Thanks everybody! http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/smilies/Emotesnoopy.gif

04-17-2007, 04:59 PM
Oh wow! That sounds like a professional Dream Come True. Congratulations!

04-17-2007, 05:04 PM
Very nice!

Just Me 2021
04-17-2007, 05:19 PM
How fabulous! I'm so happy for you! Enjoy the experience!

04-17-2007, 07:52 PM
oh my gosh, that's wonderful! What an honor! Congratulations.

04-18-2007, 12:04 AM
How fun! Congratulations! :)

Soccer Mom
04-18-2007, 12:32 AM
Well done! You will dazzle the cows and awe the goats! :D

And the people will love you too! Good luck!

04-18-2007, 02:02 PM
That's incredible! I'd love to go there anyway, but as a speaker? You rock!

04-18-2007, 03:28 PM
Wow! Congratulations!

Penguin Queen
04-18-2007, 03:49 PM
Thank you! *throws kisses in all directions* :snoopy:

04-18-2007, 05:34 PM
Dang - I love Hay on Wye.

Congratulations! :D

The Scip
04-18-2007, 06:20 PM

Penguin Queen
04-18-2007, 07:23 PM
OMG. I am officially the most excited person ever.

Ive just booked myself in for that weekend on this camping site:


:hooray: :snoopy: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/nana2.gif :hooray: :snoopy: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/nana2.gif :hooray: :snoopy: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/nana2.gif :hooray: :snoopy: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/images/smilies/nana2.gif

Cathy C
04-18-2007, 07:27 PM
What a TERRIFIC thing to happen! Enjoy! :D

04-18-2007, 07:54 PM
That's so awesome! And how jealous am I that you will be attending Hay! When I was doing all my searching for agents etc, I was still living in London and hoping some day maybe I would be an author at Hay. Now that things are happening I am now in Toronto, and can't attend. Poo. Still have an amazing time and tell us all about it when you get back!!

Penguin Queen
04-18-2007, 11:07 PM
^ Thanks, and I will! :D

.... and... pssst.... I havent even got an agent yet....

Claudia Gray
04-19-2007, 12:17 AM
Congrats! Sounds fun!

04-19-2007, 04:02 PM
Get out! That is going to be one helluva weekend. Promise us you'll take lots of pictures. PROMISE!