Blog in France – Blog hop

Well it’s that time of the year, no not Christmas, another fun blog hop organised by Steph from Blog in France.

As a little incentive to post a comment I will give away a copy of Vantastic France in paperback, or an advert for a year on French Classified.  I will pick a winner from the people who comment on  this post and think of a great name for the sequel to Vantastic France.

2012 has been an eventful year with the launch of my first novel, which I am pleased to say after a good re-edit from Steph it is still selling daily. I expected to sell a few dozen copies, but Vantastic France exceeded all expectation so it goes to show that If I can sell books then anyone can. If you are thinking of publishing a novel in 2013 then do it and I am sure there are plenty of wonderful people out there who can give you great advice and help like I had.

Have a wonderful Christmas everyone and a big thank you to Steph and everyone that helped make my dream come true. Visit all the blogs below as there might be a few other prizes up for grabs.

Blog in France Bloghop

A Flamingo in Utrecht
Expat Christmas
Word By Word
Vive Trianon
Fifty Shades of Greg
Books Are Cool
Perpignan Post
Jive Turkish
Very Bored in Catalunya
Life on La Lune
Scribbler in Seville
Blog in France Christmas
Les Fragnes Christmas
ReadEng. Didi’s Press
Steve Bichard .com
Edit My Book
Zombie Christmas
Christmas in Cordoba
The best Christmas blog ever
The Christmas Surprise.
Sci-fi Writer Jeno Marz
The best Christmas quilting blog ever
Painting in Tuscany
The Business of Life…
Funny tweets
we’ve got a new house but no stuff and it’s Christmas
Paris Cheapskate
What about your saucepans?
When I Wasn’t Home for Christmas or Celebrating
ShockWaves Launch Party
The French Village Diaries
Melanged Magic
Heads Above Water: Staying Afloat in France – An English Girl in Granada
Bordeaux Bumpkin
French immersion
Callaloo Soup
Grigory Ryzhakov
Piglet in Portugal
Beyond MÃnana
Chronicles of M Blog

About Steve Bichard

I run French Classified and Property
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17 Responses to Blog in France – Blog hop

  1. Thanks for joining in the blog hop Steve. Will there be more books from you next year?

  2. Well I am stuck on the 3rd chapter of the sequel, but I have been to busy to continue, I must get my act together Steph.

  3. Yes Steve, get writing I’m ready to get reading 🙂 How about Linda Lives the Renovation Dream?

  4. I kept wondering what a “squeal” was but then realised it’s a typo!! A few suggestions: Another Vantastic France (a bit lame), Vantastic France takes another leap, Vantastic France in the vanguard! Chilling out in Vantastic France. I’m on the list, BTW, but unrecognisable because I didn’t really realise how it worked!. Maybe you could change “Celebrating Christmas with the Loire Connexion” to “Aussie in France Christmas with the Loire Connexion”.

    • That is so typical of me, everything in a rush. I did the post this morning as I was being told I had to go Christmas shopping. I did think about ‘Vantastic Encore’ but not sure.

  5. What about “France Revansited!” Good luck with finishing the sequel Steve – I’m sure you’ll get it done.
    I still haven’t quite finished my book on family life in France. It got so big I decided to split it into 3. Book number 1 (which is basically the nuts and bolts of moving and living france) is so close to finishing I think if I had a week clear I could get it ready for editing. Book number 2 concentrates on the family side of things (pregnancy in France, schooling children etc) needs a little more work and book number 3 (Starting and Running Businesses in France) is in its early stages. I’m reallly going to push myself in the early part of next year to get at least the first and second book out there.
    Thanks for all the links on the publishing process you’ve posted – they’ve been really useful.

  6. It’s inspiring to read your post. I just completed the National Novel writing month challenge and although hard work, great fun! Hope your Christmas book sales exceed your expections 🙂 My daughter lives in France and she wants us to join her…howver, I’m put off by the language, weather and bureacracy…in that order 🙂
    Feliz Natal e Boas Festas from sunny Portugal

  7. Piglet I have been watching your blog, an amazing feat. A novel would be an easy ride after that.
    To be fair I would love to live in Portugal again, but the love of my life would never leave France and the horses told me they would find it too hot!
    Joyeau Noel et Bonne Anne from a very cold but sunny France today.

  8. Congratulations onpublishing your book! I only just did NaNoWriMo, so I have 200 pages written of a mediocre book. At least I have somewhere to start. Your book seems to be doing well because you have 4 stars on Goodreads. It sounds very funny and I lke your trailer. I usually hate book trailers. This is the second trailer in two days that I liked. So that’s something. Would love to read and review your book on my blog. 🙂

  9. Thanks for your comments, I have a few 4 stars but a few one stars as well, some by people who I feel really didn’t get the book. It is a light hearted novel, not an epic piece of fiction, but I realise that I should have had a proper edit form the start.

    The trailer was made for me at a low price, I think it suits the book, a little corny maybe but I was happy with it.
    I will see what I can do to get you a copy for a review.
    Good luck with your book, I think my second one will be better, but we all have to start somewhere.

  10. Congrats on your book, how about ‘Vanished en France’ or even ‘Varnished in France’ now that you’ve adapted to the life! Good luck with the project, inspirational indeed.

  11. I think the sequel has vanished in France 🙂

  12. I haven’t read your book, – yet – but writing one is on my to do list. if the book was about me it would be ‘vantastic breaks down’ or ‘no certificate of conformity for vantastic’. I shall go and check out your book – congratulations!

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