Thank YOU Hubpages!

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  1. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    This is a big shout out to Hubpages.  Thank you for helping to make dreams come true.  My new novel, The Case of Billy B, which is already on Kindle, and goes on Amazon as a paperback the end of the week, came about because of Hubpages.  Pest, a very popular hubber on hubpages about a year ago, shared a little of his life story with me.  That blossomed in my mind and grew into the plot for my book.  I needed to find out some US info as I am not American and have never traveled there.  This was a bit of a challenge to set a novel in a country you've never visited.  But luckily, through the hubpages forums I was able to ask questions and get fantastic answers.  Ralwus, another hubber, offered to edit my novel as I wrote it and helped me to Americanize it.  RebeccaE also gave me advice.  I was able to publish the first few chapters as teasers on hubpages and get excellent critique.  When I was working on my pitch and back blurb, I was able to post them on the hubpages forums and get helpful feedback.  Hubpages rocks!  The support you get on this site is fantastic, and if it wasn't for hubpages, The Case of Billy B would never have been able to be written.  THANK YOU HUBPAGES AND THE HUBPAGES COMMUNITY!

    1. vox vocis profile image83
      vox vocisposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Having serious writing ambitions I'm thrilled with your experience and hopefully I'll have a similar one in the future. Good to know who to contact knowing you're probably ready to help with your advice!!!

    2. G Miah profile image80
      G Miahposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      You're right about HP able to make dreams come true. The community is amazing and the information and support you get here is priceless, you can't buy it!

      Really happy to hear about your book, and one day i hope to publish a book, all because of the inspiration i have received from HP.

      Good luck for your future, and i hope you become successful.

  2. The Rope profile image59
    The Ropeposted 14 years ago

    CONGRATULATIONS CINDY!!!  I watched some of the last threads you put out there as your book came to fruition.  It was truly inspiring to watch.  Thank you for being such a great moving force.

  3. kirstenblog profile image79
    kirstenblogposted 14 years ago

    Thats a pretty awesome story of success! Way to go! Hope you get featured in the HP blog soon big_smile

  4. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Thanks guys!  Yeah, have used hubpages now for my next book I'm just starting on.  The community here is a great source of information, and they are happy to share and support if you ask questions in the forums.

    1. Papa Sez profile image68
      Papa Sezposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      This is truly inspiring cindyvine.  I am quite new here and just knowing that the hubpages community can be very supportive inspires me to get more involved and also be more serious about writing.

      Congratulations on the book.  I hope to get to know more about you and your work.  Cheers!

  5. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 14 years ago

    Congrats on your achievement, happy for you. Cheers for many more you indeed are a good writer and i hope the book does well and brings lots of luck your way.

  6. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 14 years ago

    Is this your first book, Cindy?
    Awesome! You must feel so proud! I always wanted to write a book but you have to actually sit down and do it, and I've been saying I'm going to write for the last 30 odd years, but you know how it is - life gets in the way!
    So congratulations and well done!

  7. AEvans profile image73
    AEvansposted 14 years ago

    Oh Cindy!!! Congratulations I wondered when it was coming out! Congrats, Congrats, Congrats! big_smile

  8. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 14 years ago

    Congrats Cindy, raising a glass for many more to come.

  9. I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s profile image60
    I*n*v*i*c*t*u*sposted 14 years ago

    Wonderful news, Cindy! Great to hear how the story line formed and played out.. Congratulations big_smile

  10. Cagsil profile image70
    Cagsilposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    WOOHOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! smile

    Excellent Cindy!!!!!!!!! smile

    I know, I go overboard sometimes. lol lol lol lol lol

  11. Lady_E profile image64
    Lady_Eposted 14 years ago

    Excellent News Cindy. Well done. smile
    I'm so pleased for you.


  12. lawretta profile image62
    lawrettaposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations C!!!

  13. darkside profile image68
    darksideposted 14 years ago

    Brilliant! I wish you much success!

  14. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations! You certainly deserve the success.

  15. thisisoli profile image73
    thisisoliposted 14 years ago


    I have tried to write books on several occasions, I just cant manage it though! Completing a book is an amazing achievement!

  16. bojanglesk8 profile image59
    bojanglesk8posted 14 years ago

    HubPages is awesome.

  17. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    Congratulations Cindy!!!  To your success!!! Woo Hoo!!!!!

  18. ripplemaker profile image78
    ripplemakerposted 14 years ago

    CINDY, C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !
    I'm so happy to hear this exciting and wonderful!

    To the Hubpages Community, you rock! Woohoo!

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    shazwellynposted 14 years ago

    OMG.. cindy has gone from baby hubber to hubber extraordinaire!  Well done.. really!  That is a fantastic achievement! x

  20. profile image0
    Ken R. Abellposted 14 years ago


    Wonderful news.

  21. ASHWINSPGA profile image58
    ASHWINSPGAposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations cindyvine. I like the cover and the title of your book. Wish you much success.
    Guys check out the book. … -2-catcorr

  22. maguijo profile image61
    maguijoposted 14 years ago

    Fabulous! Can't wait to buy it. I have marked my calendar!

  23. Ivorwen profile image64
    Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

    Cindy, I am soooo happy for you!

  24. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Thanks for the support all my hubbly bubblies!  That's what I like about Hubpages!  And to the hubber who asked, this is not my first book, it's my third, but I think it's the best because of the Hubpages input.  I knew at all times if I had any questions or got stuck or writer's block, there was always somebody in the Hubpages community to help me!

  25. emievil profile image67
    emievilposted 14 years ago

    Congrats cindy! smile

  26. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 14 years ago

    Congradulations on your success. I am also writing a book, but, I have so many other things going on, I haven't worked on it in a while. Hope you do well with your work.

  27. efeguy profile image41
    efeguyposted 14 years ago

    Cindy thanks for remembering those that see you thru.


  28. lorlie6 profile image73
    lorlie6posted 14 years ago

    Fabulous news, Cindy!  That is absolutely stunning!

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    mtsi1098posted 14 years ago

    Congrats on your success...

  30. Shinkicker profile image53
    Shinkickerposted 14 years ago

    Many congratulations, wish you every success

  31. tonymac04 profile image72
    tonymac04posted 14 years ago

    Congrats Cindy! Looking forward to seeing your book Will it be available in SA?
    Love and peace

  32. Sara Tonyn profile image60
    Sara Tonynposted 14 years ago

    Good for you, Cindy! Congrats! big_smile

  33. viryabo profile image95
    viryaboposted 14 years ago

    Well done Cindy, as you can see, we are all so proud of you. This is an inspiration to many here, including myself. When i joined HP, in my wildest dreams, i never expected to be where i am today. The push that kept me going is always reading such inspiring news from people like you. At least i can dream of writing something sometime in
    Congratulations. I'm so happy for you. smile

  34. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations for authoring a book. That's a success story here at HubPages. Many want to write but only few make it and you are one of the few talented writers in this community. Even if HubPages and hubbers offer you great experiences if you aren't talented as a writer, nothing would have happened the way you did. We're proud of you.

  35. wrenfrost56 profile image58
    wrenfrost56posted 14 years ago

    Oh Cindy, how wonderful. Dreams really do come true.
    Hubpages has really helped me too and the community here is great.
    I love a good success story, many congrats and well deserved. smile

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    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Cindy, I am so happy you got it out there! It was a pleasure helping you, even though you almost drove me mad with some of your British spelling. LOL You rock girl! So does HP! Now people, go buy the book and have a great read, it is that good! Love ya Cindy!

  37. cindyvine profile image70
    cindyvineposted 14 years ago

    Hey Ralwus, they shipped your copy of The Case of Billy B yesterday, so you should get it anyday.  And CC, you never noticed that I used passage instead of hallway!  Lol, think I was making you all British!

  38. profile image0
    ralwusposted 14 years ago

    Oh boy! My own copy! Well, I am just not an editor then. Ya got me on that one. Who did catch it, certainly not you. LOL That's funny. That was a lot of work too. I am ready for more!

  39. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    It sounds like it'll be a good book. I'll have to order one as soon as I can...will it only be available through Amazon?

  40. Dolores Monet profile image94
    Dolores Monetposted 14 years ago

    Congratulations, cindy. You are such a great writer, you deserve publication, hope the books sells well. And it's so cool that you got help from old HP.

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    cosetteposted 14 years ago

    wow, congratulations Cindy! that is really wonderful news. smilesmile

  42. Money Glitch profile image64
    Money Glitchposted 14 years ago

    WOW Congratulations Cindy! big_smile Now maybe you can come to America for a book signing and do some sight

  43. Haunty profile image74
    Hauntyposted 14 years ago

    This is especially nice to hear, because I think there is much potential in hubpages (for its writers) that is not used at all. You, being able to put together a book using this potential, are a great example of what's possible. And I'm sure you won't deny this, because you have much work in your book. smile

  44. Madison22 profile image60
    Madison22posted 14 years ago

    Congratulations Cindy!! Fantastic!!!


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