When they say they have never heard of your publisher, smile sweetly and express surprise. ‘Oh, haven’t you?’ And don’t call Driven Press ‘a small global press’ – call them ‘a global press’. When they ask what happens in the end of Timed Out, don’t tell them – just suggest they’ll find it interesting. Don’t […]
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A year ago today, my debut novel, Our Endless Numbered Days was published by Fig Tree, an imprint of Penguin. Many things have happened since then which I could never have imagined – my book won th… Source: Some things I’ve learned in my…
Some people who like to see and hold a printed copy, and that is what you can provide at a book launch or a literary festival talk. And meeting people is fun, even if you don’t break even when you have factored in your time and the refreshments. I have arranged two launches for my […]
Here’s another piece of flash fiction. I’m a new member of the Romantic Novelists Association and I wanted to show you that we can be unromantic too. Squint: ‘A condition in which the visual axes of each eye are not directed simultaneously at the same fixation point (i.e. each eye is not pointing at the […]
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Or is this a sort of poem? This little piece was first published in an anthology called Oxtail Soup: Stories of Oxford and Oxfordshire, edited by Sara Banerji, and is available as a Kindle ebook. I have tried to improve it slightly. I can see the Castle Mound from my kitchen window. No snow so […]