Sunday, 1 March 2009

Coming out of lurk mode

I've been reading and enjoying this blog for so long I'm almost too embarrassed to step forward and introduce myself properly ... but it really is time, given MNW is publishing my first novel, Beachcombing, this June.

I know a couple of people here, Eliza Graham who kindly introduced me to Will a year ago and Ann Weisberger, another MNW who lives on this side of the pond. I grew up in Uxbridge, attended school in Hillingdon, and moved to the States (Connecticut) in my early 20s, back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. I still miss England, a lot, and don't get to visit nearly often enough, but I'll be over for a few weeks in June to meet Will and his crew, do the odd signing, and whatever else will help launch the book.

So, if any of you MNW veterans have any tips, hints, suggestions, etc., I'm all ears and eager to learn.

Maggie
www.maggiedana.com

16 comments:

mags said...

What's the blue question mark at the start of my post? Did I do something bone-headed?

Matt Curran said...

Welcome to the fold, Maggie. The box with the cross in it was a macro that was meant to print your photo on every blog entry (like a blog entry marker) but it didn't work. Unfortunately it's still on there. Just delete it whenever you post a blog entry.

Congratulations on Beachcombing, by the way - I'll be immersed in all things baby in June so it's doubtful that I'll be able to escape from Sheffield, but I hope it's a big success.

Best wishes

Matt

Aliya Whiteley said...

Hi Maggie!

Frances said...

Hi from me too, Maggie! (or do you prefer Mags?)

mags said...

Mags ... Maggie ... I answer to almost anything except my given name, Margaret! Haven't used that one in years.

And thanks for the welcome. It's good to be finally 'here' after lurking so long.

Brian McGilloway said...

Hi Mags

Good to meet you - in a cyber kind of way and congratulations and best wishes for Beachcombing.

Tim Stretton said...

Welcome, Mags.

I love the way the MNW family keeps growing!

Alis said...

Hi Mags - welcome to the MNW crew. Hope you enjoy it as much as most of us who post here do!

suroopa said...

Join the group, Maggie! Its wonderful how every month adds to the list. But why no one else from the Indian shore?

Frances said...

Tim - it keeps growing because nobody ever leaves!Perhaps we should start a Macmillan Old Writers for those of us who have, as it were, graduated? But that wouldn't be the same, somehow...

David Isaak said...

Heya, Maggie! Good to see you come out of the shadows at last.

Now that you're here, don't be shy...

Eliza Graham said...

Hi Maggie

[Waving]

Good to see you here.

Doug Worgul said...

Welcome aboard the HMS Macmillan, Maggie!

doug worgul

mags said...

HELLO EVERYONE ... I have to shout because I'm so far away. Many thanks for the lovely warm welcome, and I promise that this was my last shy moment. My first, too. I'm not usually given to shyness.

Matt ... congrats on the baby. Your first?

Ann Weisgarber said...

Hello Maggie from your side of the pond. I'm delighted that you've joined the blog.

Enjoy dreaming about and preparing for Beachcombing's launch in June.

Len Tyler said...

Welcome, Maggie. I look forward to reading the book!