Sign here please…

As of 6.23pm yesterday evening, I am a Mercier-ary. No, I’ve not gone and joined the army - I’ve gone and signed a contract with Mercier Press for Irish and UK rights on my first book.

Details are being worked out and I’m sure there will be a few hundred posts about writing, publishing, procrastinating and more between now and publication (June ‘09). But for now I’m still reeling from signing a contract. (Contrary to rumours no blood was used in the process.)

Celebrations are on going. ;)

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    Wait, what? Who?

    Oh. Oh I see.

    YAYYYY!!!! Well done sir, no better man :)

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Bob

    Many congrats,

    The real adventure starts here. Best of luck with it.


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Brilliant that man.

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Wooooooooooooo! At last!! That’s brilliant, enjoy the celebrations ;)


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Congrats fella…roll on the cocktails at the next awards. And your buying by the way.

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Lette

    OMG this is fantastic news well done :D

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • YAY! This news makes me so happy! Champagne is definitely in order!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Jealous?


    Maybe a little bit…


    Congratulations sir!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
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  • @Darragh - Wooooo! Yaaaay!

    @Bob - Expect a few emails of panic at some stage ;)

    @Allan - :D Brilllllliiiiiaaaant!

    @Niamh - Will see ye for a glass of something to continue the dancing lunacy :)

    @Steve - Cocktails? Nyom nyom… Welcome back!

    @Lette - Woot!

    @Lottie - Ooooh, I can already feel the bubbles going to my head.

    @Rick - Jealous?! Sure ye’ll be gettin’ a sneak peak soon ;)

    Thanks everyone - thrilled, terrified and can’t wait for it all!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Way to go mate, I’m delighted for you!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Huge congrats, David. Fantastic news. Very best with the journey.
    Sarah X

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Aoife Murray

    Hurrah! Well done David!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Oh, HUZZAH!!! Congratulations! That is wonderful news!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • cathy

    Congratulations David! It must be a great feeling, and I am very much looking forward to reading the first of many books :)

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • That’s all kinds of awesome!


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Wow, that’s excellent news, congratulations!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • very hungry caterpillar

    Bravo David - bravo David

    so good i said it twice

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Woot! Nicely done! Now, when’s the celebratory round of drinks followed by a trip to the Grafton Street McDonalds where we can demand Shamrock Shakes even though they’re not in season :)

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Super awesome news Mr. Maybury. Well done.

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Looking forward to them arriving on my desk!
    The signed contracts that is!


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Excellent. Just excellent.

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Fiona

    Wheeeeeeee! Congratulations!!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • juliette

    Good boy! So now I can say I’ve been to the cinema with a famous author. Thanks! ;o)
    Well done, I’m delighted and all, and also very impressed: do you really mean june 2009 as in in 2 months?

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Congrats, thats brilliant!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Fionnuala


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Bob

    If there’a anything I can do, you know where to find me. I’m now having a glass (or two) of wine on your behalf.


    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • Comhairdeagas! Enjoy the celebrations and well done on all the hard work!

    Comment | April 16, 2009
  • G’wan :)

    That’s brilliant,I’m so happy for you :)

    Comment | April 17, 2009
  • celine

    *Grabs Mr M and spins him round the room* MAYBURY! I’m bloody thrilled for you! Weeeee! Congratulations, can’t wait to read it!

    Comment | April 17, 2009
  • Congratulations! :)

    Does it have a title yet?

    Comment | April 17, 2009
  • Wow - thanks everyone for the kind words! Hopefully I’ll get to see all of you (in hats!) to say thanks in the flesh on the 25th. http://url.ie/1gmu

    @Rebecca - I figure you’re not going to cross the Atlantic so I’ll just have to thank you from here :)

    @ChrisD - Oh no - I’m not falling for those Shamrock Shake things again. They’re lethal!

    @Juliette - Not sure how famous I am but eh… we could always just go see another movie or two! As for the release, not till June 2010.

    @Celine - Suddenly I’m very dizzy… *wobbles*

    @Claire - I haven’t got a title yet - so far I’m stuck on ‘Unnamed Word’, catchy huh?? I’m hoping that by the end of rewrites/edits something will jump out at me… (if not expect an email!)

    Go Raibh Míle folks!

    Comment | April 17, 2009
  • jen

    WOOT! Congratulations, Mr. Maybury! That’s brilliant news :-)

    Comment | April 18, 2009
  • Yay!! Congratulations!!! I can’t wait to read it. :)

    Comment | April 19, 2009
  • Laura Cassidy

    Congrats!! Looking forward to reading it.

    Comment | April 19, 2009
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  • I am a small and bitter man in so many ways, David, and have spent a long period since I heard this news wallowing in my own filth and cursing your most satisfying surname.

    Yet the shred of decency that still lingers within me has wished to congratulate you wholeheartedly and, on this sunniest of days, it has temporarily won out.

    Comment | April 20, 2009
  • Ally

    aaaaaaaagh!!!!! Well done david! I’m absolutley delighted for you! That is the coolest thing :D :D :D

    (I realise I’m a few days late on the congrats but eh.. I have exams :P)

    Comment | April 21, 2009
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  • Well done dude. I will buy ten copies. What is it about?

    Comment | April 22, 2009
  • Thanks to everyone again!

    @Jen - Hey stranger :)

    @Colleen and Laura - Not too long till it’s out - June next year - with maybe a sneak peak on the blog before then.

    @Andrew - I didn’t know you had a shred of decency ;) Thank ye muchly and hope to see ye Saturday.

    @Annie - Thanks! It’s two stories - first is a girl on her summer holidays who fights off a magic pet. And the other is about the boy who lost the magic pet in the first place.

    Comment | April 22, 2009
  • i may go along

    Comment | April 22, 2009

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