Sometimes dreams come true

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Dear SWCCG-friends,

as some of you know I've been on a half year long (or is it closer to a year actually? time flies) hiatus from this wonderful game that I will never ever quit.

The reason is that after publishing two rather succesfull children books (a cyber fantasy-esque Harry Potter-ish kinda IP that I came up with a few years back) I signed a grown up contract with the leading publisher in Denmark. So I started writing a spy thriller with international implications. Sort of homeland meets le carre with a touch of Bourne and 007. It touches on the potential faillure of democracy in the wake of cambridge analytica scandal and stuff like that.

I feel I want to share how the last couple of weeks have turned my life upside down more or less. The book came out three weeks ago and it is a smash hit. It topped the bestseller list for 2 weeks and is now consolidating on the third place. Reviews are through the roof. Seriously. You guys wouldn't believe what they write about me and my book.. its so weird for me to even take in. Five major production companies have entered a bidding war for the film rights, they are translating the book in to German and English as I write this. Lastly, I've been approached for a second book already with a very generous offer from the publisher.

This has all happened in 18 days.

With one stroke all my professional dreams from the last 5 years since I started writing professionally for real have come true. im suddenly a household name and everyone in the business wants a piece. Its so crazy.

Life is good. just wanted to share this rather positive story in these fell corona times where negativity has had the upper hand for a while.

Hope its ok for me to do : )

all the best,

Toby


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Wow, this is great. Congratulations!
Looking forward to reading this, let me know what the german title will be when it is finished.
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Wow congrats TB this is amazing! Don't forget about us little guys when you move to Hollywood :-D

I think this probably solidifies your standing as the most famous SWCCG player of all time!
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Congrats man! Great to read that your passion has paid off with this kind of success.

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Holyyyy crap! Congrats man!! That's so frickin cool!

I can't wait for it to be translated to English so I can read it!

Writing a book is hard work. I love hearing stories of well deserved success. You rock dude!

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Absolutely wonderful! Skål!

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Congrats TB!!!

If you get an offer from Disney to do Star Wars, don't agree unless they throw the IP to the PC to make cards.

But seriously, that is really cool. If you could PM me or let us know when the translation to English is complete, I'd love to pick up a copy.

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Wow! Amazing news Toby! Congrats.

And indeed let us know what the English title of your book is so we can all read it.
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Congrats!

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Awesome!
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You d’a man Toby!
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Super happy for you.
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Congrats TB!! Def let us know when the English version is available.

but..
quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 8:30 am
I think this probably solidifies your standing as the most famous SWCCG player of all time!
Nick Jones would like a word
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Can i star in the film version?
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Pretty great to see all of that work pay off!
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spideyguy0 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 6:11 pm
Congrats TB!! Def let us know when the English version is available.

but..
quickdraw3457 wrote:
May 18th, 2020, 8:30 am
I think this probably solidifies your standing as the most famous SWCCG player of all time!
Nick Jones would like a word
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That’s awesome! It’s so powerful when people take something that they are passionate about and have success stories like this. Enjoy every moment!
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Awwww yeah man! Super happy for ya! May the Force continue to be with you! <3
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Wow! This is fantastic news. Congratulations!

Looking forward to learning the percentage of the royalties to which we, those who posted in the off topic forum in response to your question about what gives away an American, are entitled :-D

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