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  I have a very exciting announcement to make…. Absolutely thrilled that the very talented @evgaughan will be publishing her novel The Story Collector with Urbane https://t.co/1Bl1RViby9 pic.twitter.com/CLDH831mqq — Matthew at Urbane (@urbanepub) June 20, 2017 Dear readers, I am so happy and excited to announce that I have just signed with Urbane Publications!  As… Continue reading Book News

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The Failed Novelist

Oh writers, what’s with all the judgement?  And where is all the tolerance??  This week saw the anonymous letter from a ‘failed novelist’ in The Guardian in which (what we assume) a female writer described her experience of trying to get published. Years of work and emotional investment wasted, I finally gave up, to save my sanity.… Continue reading The Failed Novelist

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Women’s Fiction: The Big Cover Up

Following a recent discussion with an online book-club (which I am now ripping off for this blog!) the subject of covers reared its’ pretty head.  Pretty being the operative word, and a pejorative one in this case.  A male reader asked the question, why do publishers insist of giving female authors the kind of covers… Continue reading Women’s Fiction: The Big Cover Up

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It Takes A Village To Write A Book

We’ve all heard the saying, it takes a village to raise a child, implying that parents alone cannot possibly provide everything a child needs to mature into adulthood.  But what does this have to do with books? I’ve been reading quite a few ‘bestsellers’ recently and they all have one thing in common: the acknowledgements… Continue reading It Takes A Village To Write A Book