After further investigation, I have decided to decline, and so will not be in print just yet. Its a bit disappointing but the point of all this was to share my journey as much as possible. I am not remotely discouraged, it is another story that I will tell when I finally get there (ever the optimist!!). Back to the drawing board, further submissions and further investigation into the world of self publishing, at least for the first book. We will see where the journey takes me.
And big thanks to all my Google friends who had very helpful comments and advice. Further proof, if I needed it, that writing a blog was a really good idea!
Wish me luck!!!