Hello, lovely friends.
When I submitted the manuscript for Shelfie to @octopus_books_ back in January, it felt like absolutely AGES before I’d get to see it as a book. Winter passed, Spring too, and still Shelfie remained more of an ephemeral concept than an actual, physical ‘thing’. Well, as you know, I’ve now clapped eyes on it, held it and examined it so I know it’s more than just a thing of fantasy. Time moves on apace and today finally marks the day that felt like it would never come: the day that’s exactly ONE WEEK until Shelfie hits the shops. Oh.My.Gosh. I’m still a fizzing ball of excitement and anxiety over the whole thing, hoping you like it or even love it. I guess I’ll just have to wait and see. If you haven’t already preordered one, you can do so through the link in my biog. Or you can wait a week and go to an actual shop and pick it off the shelves. I have a copy but I think I’ll do that anyway, just for the fun of it. Anyway, thank you for your support and for believing in me and Shelfie. Not long to go now…. Martha, The Colour File x