The essential piece of background information to my book deal story is that my literary agent and my mother-in-law are one and the same person. That’s not quite as strange as it seems – my MIL, Sheila, runs her own literary agency, so when I was a few chapters into my first novel I gave it to her to ask her professional opinion. She loved it, and wanted to represent me, and so … [Read more...] about My Book Deal Moment by Helen Chandler
Archives for May 2013
Every writer needs a desk. Trust me, no matter how brilliant working in bed is, sooner or later your back will politely request that you sit at a desk on a properly-supportive chair. Happily, desks come in all shapes and sizes; ordinary and ornate, bijou and sprawling, crustily antique and sleekly modern. You could use a piece of wood balanced across the arms of your … [Read more...] about Five Darling Desks
We've really enjoyed having Pippa Wright as our author in residence for the past month. Here's the final installment of Ask the Author. Thanks Pippa! This week a Novelicious reader asks: If you weren’t an author, what would you be? Pippa says: I think I’ll probably always be some sort of writer now, even if I’m not published. I like writing and though I moan about … [Read more...] about Ask the Author with Pippa Wright – If you weren’t an author, what would you be?
Reviewed by Kelly Allen Harold (or Harry) is the elder, less athletic, less competitive brother to his narcissistic bully of a brother, George. One day George has a car accident and later murders his wife when he finds her in bed with Harry. The family are left stricken with grief and Harry is left in charge of their two children, house, dog and cat. Meanwhile, George has … [Read more...] about Women’s Prize for Fiction Review – May We Be Forgiven by A. M. Homes
Giovanna Fletcher has just released her debut novel Billy and Me, and we have a brand new copy to give away! Sophie May has a secret. One that she's successfully kept for years. It's meant that she's had to give up her dreams of going to university and travelling the world to stay in her little village, living with her mum and working in the local teashop. But … [Read more...] about Win! A copy of Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher to give away!