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Win free critiques and maybe get an agent!

October 14, 2015
The First Chapter competition deadline is not that far away now and there are just over 7 weeks to get your entries polished and sent in and be in with a chance of getting your work on the desk of top literary agent, Susan Armstrong at Conville & Walsh, who represents lots of exciting authors

Year of Indie Debuts: The Last Pilot

September 16, 2015
Benjamin Johncock is here this week talking about his novel, The Last Pilot, which was published by Myriad Editions earlier this year and has received critical acclaim and love from book bloggers far and wide. It is a remarkable book and so assured for a debut, and I’m adding my

Year of Indie Debuts: Billy and the Devil

September 9, 2015
Welcome to Dean Lilleyman – this week’s indie debut author who is here talking about his novel, Billy and the Devil, which I really liked a lot. I completely engaged with the troubled narrator, Billy, who we stay with from childhood to middle-age, and was swept away on a wave of

Year of Indie Debuts: The Weightless World

September 2, 2015
Delighted to welcome Anthony Trevelyan onto the blog today for the Year of Indie Debuts series. His novel, The Weightless World, was published by Galley Beggar Press earlier this year. It came highly recommended to me from lots of people when I put a call out on Twitter for some new author

Year of Indie Debuts: Beauty, Love and Justice

August 26, 2015
This week’s Year of Indie Debuts spotlight falls on Alcina Faraday, whose debut novel, Beauty, Love and Justice, was published by Urbane Publications earlier this year. It’s the first in a trilogy and poses some very interesting questions about physical and emotional beauty, love and