Publication day has arrived


Publication day has finally arrived for The Coal Miner’s Son, but you know what, I’m feeling a little flat. What was I expecting this morning? Fireworks or what? I’m not sure. All I know is that the run up to this day has been hectic with book signing, packing them up and posting, and lots of marketing.

However, the sun is shining and life looks good. Five years ago today at this time I was alone in a Bucharest hospital waiting for my husband to arrive and waiting for an operation on my broken hip. A lot has changed in those five years and that includes me, I am no longer the same person.

Although today feels flat I’m proud of what I’ve achieved in publishing two books that readers seem to love and wish that my late mum and sister were both here to share this  moment with me.

So away with the gloom and let’s embrace The Coal Miner’s Son starting with fizz this evening and an online launch party on Facebook. Hope as many of you as possible can be here.

Here’s a candle for Mum and Heather


and a glass of sparkly to toast The Coal Miner’s Son‘s arrival.



9th March 2020

Watch out throughout the day for links to blogs where I talk about my writing.

4 thoughts on “Publication day has arrived

  1. Karen Jones March 9, 2020 / 10:03 am

    I remember when you first showed me Grace as a story written for your degree, and how well it was received, now, 5 years along and I’m proud to say I have a published author as my friend, it feels to me like I’m a proud aunty watching the book come of age and the second one arrive, congratulations hun xx

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  2. Patricia M Osborne March 9, 2020 / 10:09 am

    That’s lovely, Karen. Thank you. It certainly seems a long time ago since House of Grace was first born as a screen play.


  3. Maureen Cullen March 9, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    Hi Tricia,
    Congratulations on a brilliant achievement. Relax and enjoy the result of all your hard work. I’ll be drinking to you tonight. Very proud to be your friend. Looking forward to the next book. I know this one is a real treat. Beautifully produced too.
    Lots of Love

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  4. Patricia M Osborne March 9, 2020 / 12:33 pm

    Thank you, Maureen. Thank you for believing in me, thank you for reading it over and over again and never getting fed up and thank you for being my friend. I wish you could be here with me but thank goodness for the internet. Cheers.


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