I didn’t set out to write a romantic comedy. In fact, I didn’t even know I was writing one. At first it was just a collection of ideas that eventually gelled into something that made me laugh. I reckon you can only write to please yourself and hope someone else likes it. My previous attempt at a novel was a crime thriller, rejected by publishers and agents alike but got great … [Read more...] about My Book Deal Moment by David Atkinson
Archives for June 2014
It’s pretty hard for me not to gush about Novelicious; for as long as I’ve been an editor of women’s fiction, they’ve been championing the genre in a way that’s genuine and professional and downright funny. And Novelicious editor Kirsty happens to be one of my authors too here at Macmillan, so colour me super biased. But the whole book blogging community … [Read more...] about We Heart Bloggers. Big Time. A Guest Post by Senior Commissioning Editor Caroline Hogg.
Usually on Fridays, we give away just the one novel, but this week, as we’re still in birthday celebration mode, we have five brilliant book bundles to give away from the ace team at Orion Books! Even better, the collection has a summer theme with some of the best seasonal reads to be won. Each bundle features Summer at the Lake by Erica James, A Cornish Affair by Liz … [Read more...] about Friday Book Giveaway! Five Brilliant Book Bundles from Orion Books
All this week we'll be taking you behind the scenes at Novelicious with guest posts from Team Novelicious. Today, we hear from founder and editor-in-chief of Novelicious Kirsty Greenwood. I've never stuck to much of anything before; for the early part of my twenties I flitted from one thing to another, never quite knowing what I was supposed to do with my life. And … [Read more...] about Behind the Scenes at Novelicious: Editor-in-chief – Kirsty Greenwood
Reviewed by Kelly Allen Ava Manseau grew up with her brother Freddy, both free spirits roaming the woods near their house. Their parents, Neel and June, encouraged them to be who they wanted to be, to try things they wanted to try and to simply live. Although Fred was different to most people, his parents refused to label him. Other people believed he had autism and Asperger’s … [Read more...] about Review – No Book But the World by Leah Hager Cohen