Sunday, 20 December 2009


Several months ago I set up a Google Alert for my name + the name of my book. Every now and then Google sends me an email telling me that someone has reviewed my book on their blog or mentioned it on a web forum.

Yesterday Google Alerts told me that had written a post mentioning the name of my novel and, curious, I clicked through.


'Heaven Can Wait' had been nominated in several categories in the Awards 2009:

- Best Book of the Year (up against Sophie Kinsella's 'Twenties Girl' and Cecilia Aherne's 'The Book of Tomorrow')

- Debut Novel of the Year (up against Miranda Dickinson's 'Fairytale of New York', Nicky Schmidt's 'Naked in Knightsbridge' and Rebecca Chances' 'Divas')

- Tear-jerker of the Year (up against Elizabeth Noble's 'The Girl Next Door' and Sophie Kinsella's 'Twenties Girl')

- Book Cover of the Year (up against Cecelia Aherne's 'The Book of Tomorrow' and Miranda Dickinson's 'Fairytale of New York')

- Best Female Character (up against Daisy in 'Chasing Daisy', Sadie in 'Twenties Girl' and Phoebe in 'A Vintage Affair')

- Best Male Character (up against Luis in 'Chasing Daisy', Ed in 'Fairytale of New York', Dan in 'A Vintage Affair', Ed in 'Twenties Girl')

And if that wasn't exciting enough I only bloody WON two of the categories...

Debut Novel of the Year!



Book of the Year 2009!!!!!

I am utterly, utterly gobsmacked and delighted. That you so much - you've just given me the best Christmas present EVER!

2009 really has been the most incredible year.

Click here to read all of the nominations and winners.


Leah said...

You are very welcome. Both Chloe and I raced through Heaven Can Wait and adored it (as you know from Chloe's review). It was a fab read and there was nothing wrong with it whatsoever and it rightly won both best book of the year & best debut! Congrats on writing such a fab book! x

JJ Beattie said...

Brilliant news: congratulations Cally. What a great Christmas present indeed.

Adam said...

Woop!!! That's awesome! :D


Amanda said...

FANTASTIC, Cally - so pleased for you! :)))

ChrisH said...

Huge congratulations - we Novel Racers are bursting with prideiosity! Well done!!

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Sara ♥ said...

Congratulations!! What fantastic information to stumble upon :-)

Bernadette said...

That's amazing, Cally. SO well done!

What a fab Christmas present!

Karen said...

What a lovely surprise, but well deserved :o))

CC Devine said...

Yippee!! Great news.

Sandy Calico said...

Congratulations! What a Christmas present :-)

Debs said...

Congratulations, a fabulous ending for a truly spectacular year. Well done.x

Fionnuala Kearney said...

Wow, what a fitting end to your fantastic year. Well done!

Maddie Moon said...

Wow-eee indeed, Cally! That's absolutely fantastic. A brilliant end to a brilliant year.

Melissa said...

Congratulation! Well done!

Debi said...

That's wonderful! Mega congrats. Hope 2010 sees you going from strength to strength.

Word ver is 'optiste' which is close as dammit to optimist!

Tam said...

Fab, innit? But no less than you deserve. Here's to an ever better 2010. x

pierre l said...

Many congratulations indeed, and have a wonderful Christmas.

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womagwriter said...

Huge congratulations!

penandpaints said...

You must be sooo happy!
I must admit I have not yet ought your book, but I will!

Tamil Home Recipes said...

Happy to hear this. Congratulation.

LilyS said...

Congratulations Cally - very well deserved and also as much as i loved the winning book cover I much preferred yours!

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