January 28, 2012

An Announcement

The other night I gave a 'Blog To Book' seminar at the Sydney Writers Centre. I was grateful for the opportunity, not least because I got to tell another room full of people that I had met Simon Baker.

At the end of the seminar, my co-convenor, the lovely Valerie Khoo, turned to me before the group and asked, "So, Kerri. What can you tell us all about your next book?"

I smiled and gave my usual response.

"Nothing at this stage," I said regretfully. "Until a bit closer to the publication date, I can't give you any details."

Valerie leaned in closely."Er.. Kerri," she whispered to me gently, "I read about it yesterday. I've even seen the cover. It's been announced in the Random House newsletter."

Oh. Okay! Well, that was a little awkward. Still, as I figured the cat was clearly out of the bag, I may as well tell them all about it. So I did.

So, seeing as everyone who received the Random House newsletter knows, and the people who attended my blog to book seminar now know too, I think it's only fair to share the details with you.

My second book, The Little Book Of Anxiety - Confessions From A Worried Life, will be released on May 1st this year. I am proud of it. It is a funny but very honest account of living with anxiety, in all of anxiety's different forms. I think an awful lot of you are going to be able to relate, and I hope it will help many of you to feel better about your own anxious lives.

However, the book is very, very revealing - even more so than When My Husband Does The Dishes... - and as the date of publication approaches, I can't help but feel a little.... anxious.

On the other hand, for those of you who didn't realise that I was an anxious person, I am thrilled to bits that I have fooled you for this long.

But as of the 1st of May, trust me, I won't be fooling you anymore.

53 comments:

  1. oOoOo congratulations!! i think you're right, there will be a lot of people who will be able to relate to this topic!

    ~x~

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  2. This.is.awesome
    Mazel tov...I'll anxioously wait until May 1st

    N x

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  3. Oh, REALLY exciting ... and no, never pitched you as anxious ... just incredibly talented x

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  4. Yay.  Congrats Ms Sackville.  Oh you know how much I relate :) 

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  5. Cannot wait. Because the thing is, we always feel a little better when we realise someone we admire is kinda like us. And we relate. And you are marvellous and with this, I am sure you will help more people than you will ever know.   Bern x

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  6. Looking forward to it v much!

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  7. Oh my gawd. You've no idea how much I'm going to relate to this one. I cannot wait to read it. But for now I must go and stare at my sleeping kids and worry about their future, and obsess about the next time I will fly in a plane. See? xo

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  8. How exciting! I like the sound of it; I can identify with the small summary you have written here.

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  9. Can't wait. This has bumped the label maker from the top of my must-have list.  Oh okay, it may be second after George Clooney, but I'm sure you can understand his #1 placing, right?  Perfect timing for my next holiday, after I twice read your first book while abandoning the feral threesome for a fortnight in Vietnam. 

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  10. Congratulations! Very exciting!!

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  11. Cannot wait! So last year your first book was what I bought myself for mothers day so guess what I'm getting this year? It will also help on the two anxious plane trips I'm taking in May.. Congratulations Kerri. I hope I don't miss THIS book launch!

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  12. This is fab...well done Kerri!

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  13. I can't look.
    Ok maybe a little peek < >

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  14. beauty in a bottleJanuary 28, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Congrats!!! :) How exciting. 

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  15. Best news ever! CAN NOT WAIT :D xxx *clears throat* Book Launch! *cough*

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  16. Very exciting stuff. Why be anxious for? 

    Love & stuff
    Mrs M

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  17. WOW! Amazing news, can't wait to read it! Congrats!

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  18. Woo-hoo! I nervously await my first read.

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  19. ah, how apt it will be released on the 1st of May … MAYDAY MAYDAY MAYDAY! 

    as the proud Mumma of a newly diagnosed 8yo anxiety sufferer (and doesn't THAT make one feel like MOTY) i will be looking forward not only to your wonderful flair for writing, but also a little reassurance that we are not alone. 

    did i mention anxiety is genetic?  xt

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  20. You are NOT alone. And yes, it is genetic. Trust me. I know!!!! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  21. Oh! I'm #2 after George Clooney!!!! Best. Compliment. EVER!!!!! xxx

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  22. Oh baby, I see! And I hear ya. Totally. xxx

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  23. *insert flattered and chuffed face here* xxx

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  24. Look forward to reading it Kerri & seeing how alike we might be, together in anxiety.

    Yeah, I'm an anxious person too. I hope I fool most of the people most of the time but the kids know it utterly :(

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  25. "I think an awful lot of you are going to be able to relate"

    Erm ... yes :)

    Looking forward to it!

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  26. so *ahem* book launch? 







    (too soon?) xt

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  27. But then what would you write about for book three?

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  28. (oops sent too early) It won't be the back catalogue of embarrassing moments?

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  29. Cant wait to get my hands on this book. Love your work!

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  30. Cannot wait to read it in one day x

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  31. OMG I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!! Can't wait to read it. I absolutely cannot wait to read it! 

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  32. I assume Simon Baker will get the first edition, personally signed copy ? No doubt, with a coded message inside the cover ?.......

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  33. Thanks for writing about anxiety and normalising it. Some of us are quite crippled by it.

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  34. I will probably be too anxious to leave the house, and too anxious to enter the book store, and too anxious to stand in a queue waiting to pay.... but I will.
    Not only were we born a day apart (I'll ignore the difference in years, for my sake) under the same Star sign, but maybe we were born under the same Worry sign too. x

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  35. LOL .You sound excited! Are you excited???? nxxxx

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  36. You are welcome. There are SO many of us out there whose lives have been compromised by our anxiety. Time to talk about it xxxxxxx

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  37. Pfffft Cate, you're not THAT old. I'm not worried about anything, mainly because I can't remember much........

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  38. Oh I'm very much looking forward to this! 

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  39. BethanyjanestanfordJanuary 30, 2012 at 10:14 AM

    THIS IS THE BEST NEWS I'VE EVER HEARD!
    Ps. HI KERRI - I'm Hans' girlfriend from Superheroes - he said he may have mentioned my enthusiasm for your book and blog!
    Pps. I just think you're the best - you pretty much write everything I think! xxxxx

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  40. Am just reading "When My Husband Does the Dishes" and loving it!! So funny and can relate on so many levels.
    Look forward to your next one!

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  41. Looking forward to the book release and it was a pleasure meeting you!

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  42. Best wished for your new book, I'm sure you will sell an abundance of copies.

    Nicky Singh

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  43. Hello! This is because I am reading your mind! (okay, so maybe not...) xx

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  44. Hehe (nervous laugh)...I'm anxious just thinking about it - can't wait

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