Category Archive: Writer Interviews

Oct 18

The Business of Books: Fiction, Friends and New Beginnings – Choc Lit’s latest signing Carol Thomas takes over!

I’d like to start this post by saying thank you to my fellow Chindi Author and friend Jane Cable for inviting me along to share the experience of getting my first publishing contract. She has left me to it, so I am titling this piece Fiction, Friends and New Beginnings and dedicating it to Jane. …

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Sep 27

The Business of Books: Blending Fact and Fiction – Jane Cable meets GP turned author Carol Cooper

  1) How much of your working life does the business of books take up? About half my working hours are now taken up with book-related activities. It’s not all writing, as there’s social media, marketing, research, and the rest. The other half of the time, I teach medical students, do some journalism, and fit …

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Jan 26

A Day in the Life of author Rosie Jackson

Rosie Jackson Cottage

A prize-winning author, Rosie Jackson is widely published. Her  books include The Glass Mother, The Light Box, Mothers Who Leave and What the Ground Holds. Rosie is a Hawthornden Fellow 2017. She is a member of Arts and Health South West. My days vary depending on where I am with any writing project.  When I’m in …

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Nov 21

A Day in the Life of Della Parker (AKA Della Galton)

Writing is my day job and has been for 16 years now. So when people ask me if I’m disciplined the answer is yes. No muse = no money = no mortgage payment.  It never gets any less scary than that. However, I also have two hounds. Little Hound – she’s a German Shepherd and …

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Sep 07

Best Foot Forward: Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues

BEST ENDEAVOURS Jane Cable’s blog about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag continues. BEST FOOT FORWARD Editing involves a great deal of sitting down. Far more than my slightly dodgy back can manage at the moment anyway. So after being glued to my office chair for a few hours I …

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Aug 19

BEST ENDEAVOURS: what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag

The first in a series of blogs about what happens once that digital publishing deal is in the bag! BEST FRIENDS If you write, it’s a moment you dream of – the moment you learn that a publisher wants to buy your book. There’ll be champagne, fireworks, violins playing sweet music… Actually – when it …

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Jul 25

Day in the Life of Wendy Walker

Sometimes I think my friends envision me sitting at a well-organized antique desk, nicely dressed, showered, hair blown dry, nails manicured and sipping a gourmet coffee while I effortlessly type page after page. It’s a very nice dream! The reality is that after seventeen years of juggling kids, a house, writing and my day job …

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Jun 08

Words for the Wounded: Review of 2nd Place Winner

Words for the Wounded: review of  2nd Place winner. The Man Who Didn’t Go To Newcastle by Alison Clink (published by Matador) ‘Lovely pace and voice… It’s a really moving exploration of siblings across their lives and most importantly, mortality.’ Felicity Trew (Caroline Sheldon Literary Agency) ‘In June 2007 whilst out walking my dog, I opened …

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