We took a moment to chat with Felicity Chapman, author and sometime MAA client. We first had the chance to work with Felicity when she won the Kingdom of Ironfest Author in Residence Contest, of which we were a sponsor. Her book, Counselling and Psychotherapy with Older People in … [Read more...] about Author Interview with aged care professional Felicity Chapman
We took a moment to chat with Keith McArdle; author and sometime MAA client. We wanted to know a little more about his life as a writer; how he writes, what he writes and what drives him. He was kind enough to take the time to tell us all about it… Can you tell us a little bit … [Read more...] about Author interview with action/thriller writer Keith McArdle
Manuscript – Adventurous Spirit Author – Heather Hawkins Publisher – Murdoch Books Editor – The Manuscript Agency’s Michele Perry In 2007, at the age of 41, with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life Heather Hawkins made a doctor's appointment. Swiftly thereafter she … [Read more...] about Editing Part 2 – Editing ‘Adventurous Spirit’ (by Heather Hawkins)
I met Beth Norling one cold, foggy evening at a CCBA Blue Mountains gathering, where she was being honoured for her contribution to the children's book industry, as an illustrator. Our friendship began in front of the open fire in the vintage lounge room at The Carrington hotel … [Read more...] about In conversation with children’s books illustrator, Beth Norling…
I get asked this question a lot. And my general response is to say that it is a personal choice. Once you have completed your manuscript (MS), edited it and perfected it (and potentially sought professional manuscript development), there are four pathways (as I see it) open to … [Read more...] about Part 1: Approach an agent or a publisher…what to do?