One of the biggest weeks of my life!



This is actually one of the biggest weeks of my life. It’s the week my first novel will be published, and I’m beside myself with excitement and anxiety. I’ve wanted to be a published author ever since I was a child, and it was a dream come true when I somehow managed to land a three-book publishing deal last year. I’d actually started writing the first novel several years before I joined QVC, but only managed to get it finished earlier this year. Now, on Thursday 22nd October, I’ll finally get to see it out there in the world. I keep having to pinch myself… is this really happening?

Book Cover Oct 2015

Due to a glitch, some people who had pre-ordered the paperback online received it early, so I’ve already had some feedback… all positive so far, I’m relieved to report! The book is called The Dead Dog Day, and it’s what the book industry calls “cosy crime” – a sort of mix between chick lit and a murder mystery, set in a TV newsroom. There’s a picture of the cover above. So here we go – my first venture into the big, scary, thrilling world of being an author. Wish me luck!

With Simon in Christmas Jumpers

Meanwhile, at work, we’re now fully into the swing of Christmas! Sounds mad, doesn’t it, in October, but that’s the crazy wonderful world of QVC. We now have regular Christmas gift days and shows, and we’ve been given a fabulous selection of Christmas jumpers to wear, from ranges like Quacker Factory and Absolutely Famous. We have choices for both men and women on the website, so have a look, they’re so much fun… Simon and I are modelling a couple for you above!

Kathy Tayler and I had a funny moment when we both turned up to present the Morning Show in identical jumpers – and not only that! We were also both wearing faded black jeans and black ankle boots. Great minds think alike, eh? Here’s a clip!

Have a wonderful week!

Love Jackie x


  1. jaynie October 21, 2015 at 6:43 pm -  Reply

    I just wanted to say you are a pleasure to watch. A fun, friendly and professional presenter. Thanks for making dull items interesting, always with a smile. I always buy something when you are on. I’m registered disabled thanks for reminding me of the fun aspects of shopping something I really miss. xxx

    • Jackie Kabler October 22, 2015 at 9:50 am -  Reply

      Hi Jaynie,
      Well that is so lovely of you, thank you! So glad you enjoy watching. I love my job so it’s great to hear that people like the shows. Have a great week!
      Love Jackie x

  2. Margaret Gaughan October 21, 2015 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    HI Jackie,

    love your blogs they are always funny and entertaining. Wish you great success with your first novel, I will be putting it on my Christmas list.

    Kindest regards


    • Jackie Kabler October 22, 2015 at 9:50 am -  Reply

      Hi Maggie,
      Very kind, thank you! And I hope you enjoy the book…do let me know what you think!
      Love Jackie x

  3. Linda October 24, 2015 at 4:29 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie. Loved you on morning tv and delighted that you are now on QVC. I got your book early and loved every minute of it. The dead dog story made me laugh out loud. I’ve now passed the book to a friend and have ordered a replacement for my kindle. Keep up the good work. Regards, Linda

    • Jackie Kabler October 26, 2015 at 10:45 am -  Reply

      Hi Linda,
      That’s so kind, thank you! And so glad you liked the book, I was so nervous about it coming out! Really nice of you to get in touch.
      Love Jackie x

  4. David Dighton October 24, 2015 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jackie

    How Quickly Has this Year Gone again ….Wishing you loads good luck with your First Novel are you Doing any Book Signings at any Bookshops ? Good Luck Always x x

    • Jackie Kabler October 26, 2015 at 10:45 am -  Reply

      Hi David,
      I may be doing some signings, yes…I will keep you posted!
      Love Jackie x

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