Author Interview – Kath Engebretson

  ABOUT THE AUTHOR… Let’s start with hearing more about you… Well, I wanted to write fiction from the time I was a teenager. I remember my friend and I talking about what we’d do after we left school, and I told her I wanted to be a writer. I … Read More

Structuring Your Novel by Karen Wood

Karen Wood is a much-loved MAA appraiser, and an outstanding person who we feel privileged to work with. She also happens to be a devoted published author of teen fiction and a committed supporter of other emerging writers. In this article, that we pinched (with permission) from the Writing Teen Novels website, … 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

Book Review – PALACE OF TEARS (Julian Leatherdale)

Palace of Tears is the debut novel from author, Julian Leatherdale. It is a brooding generational saga of family, loss, betrayal, vengeance and discovery. Written from a shifting third person narrative, we watch events unfold from the perspective of several different key characters spanning three generations and more than a … 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