Author Interview with fantasy fiction author Katie Taylor

K.J.Taylor published her first manuscript, The Land of Bad Fantasy, through Scholastic when she was just 18, and went on to publish The Dark Griffin in Australia and New Zealand five years later, through HarperCollins (which was also shortlisted for the Aurealis Awards in 2009). The Griffin’s Flight and The Griffin’s War followed in the same year, and … Read More

Writing a Cover Letter

When I wrote my article on Writing a Synopsis, I mentioned that it was one of the most challenging tasks for authors. The cover letter (otherwise known as a Query Letter), by comparison, should actually be pretty simple. The main aim of your cover letter is to give the agent/publisher … Read More

Writing a Synopsis

I am sure it is not surprising, but writing a synopsis is the hardest task for most of our authors. It’s rare to find anyone completely confident in their synopsis and cover letter – even if they think they have written the world’s best book! It’s hard. And we – … Read More

Author Interview – Jim Marwood

ABOUT THE AUTHOR… Can you tell us a little bit more about yourself? What did you want to be when you ‘grew up’? I’m still unsure about the growing up bit, but I qualified in medicine in England, then emigrated as a ‘Ten Pound Pom’. I worked in tropical Queensland at a … Read More