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5 Useful tools to begin the journey of querying

In January I finally finished a novel length project I had been working on since 2013. Soon after I managed to muster up enough courage to take the tentative steps into the world of querying agents and hopefully start the long journey towards publication. 754 more words


Things get in the way...

I still haven’t managed to sit down and start working properly on Book Two of the Harry Johnson Chronicles.  I haven’t self-published Book one ‘By Hook or by Crooke’, so unless you’re about local to me, you wouldn’t know about that one.   726 more words

Tips on Your Quest for An Agent

Self-publishing my 4-book YA fantasy series, The Conjurors, was an experience that I am so grateful for. Over the past five years, pushing myself to finish the series and learning how to effectively market it has given me purpose and taught me what it means to build a platform and brand for myself. 580 more words


We all need heartbreaking critiques

Writing is a tough journey. The path in a real writing to publishing journey must be long, treacherous and challenging. If it’s none of those things, you are on the wrong path. 271 more words

2016...a few early late thoughts

A little thought for the day …

Reading a bit of Yeats today, perhaps the 100 year thing prompting me to pick it from the shelf on my way to the boys’ room, I came away, lighter in body, but heavier in heart.   192 more words


Publishing Interviews: The Foreign Rights Agent

This week I’ve interviewed the lovely Juliet Mahony, Foreign Rights Agent at Lutyens and Rubinstein (L&R), a London-based literary agency. Juliet has handled the sales of both my books to non-UK publishers as well as the audio rights. 1,202 more words

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The book that wasn't, a journey of rejection

Back in 2011 I wrote a manuscript (I guess it’s not a book until it is published) which blended a Christian text with Buddhist and Zen concepts. 727 more words