There are many skills that an author needs to learn in this business of pub, patience being the most important. Patience with yourself, as the magical story in your head makes its way stumbling and lurching onto the page with all the grace and skill of a toddler. Patience with the world when it doesn’t immediately recognise your brilliance. Patience with agents and publishers while you await their response to your submission. And now, for me, a new kind of patience while I wait for my book to be released.
The advance reader copies have been sent out and happily, joyously, wondrously, the feedback is good 🙂 Editors and publications have been contacted, copy sent in. The blog tour has been arranged. And as we speak, my book (along with those of my fellow Urbanites) are being showcased at The London Book Fair. THE LONDON BOOK FAIR!
As Jean-Jacques Rousseau once wrote, patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet, and I couldn’t agree more! Over the years, there have been times when I wondered if being so patient was my way of deluding myself. Now I feel the opposite; expecting things to just fall into your lap is delusional! So to all of the up and coming writers out there, being patient, you’re on the right road – just keep going. And one day, you too can spend copious hours photographing your book when you should probably be writing your next one 😉
The Story Collector will be published on 14th June 2018, but you can pre-order your copy here.
A beautiful and mysterious historical romance from the author of The Heirloom and The Mysterious Bakery on Rue de Paris.
Thornwood Village, 1910. Anna, a young farm girl, volunteers to help an intriguing American visitor, Harold Griffin-Krauss, translate ‘fairy stories’ from Irish to English.
But all is not as it seems and Anna soon finds herself at the heart of a mystery that threatens the future of her community and her very way of life…..
Captivated by the land of myth, folklore and superstition, Sarah Harper finds herself walking in the footsteps of Harold and Anna one hundred years later, unearthing dark secrets that both enchant and unnerve.
The Story Collector treads the intriguing line between the everyday and the otherworldly, the seen and the unseen. With a taste for the magical in everyday life, Evie Gaughan’s latest novel is full of ordinary characters with extraordinary tales to tell.