What a great opportunity and honour to chat to John Rakestraw on The Platform …
- audio quality is a little difficult to hear sometimes but stick with it for a few gems
Well who’d have thought it – I’ve just turned 87 years young and blow me down, I’ve become a published author – watch this video to find out how !!
My book has been on my own slush pile for more years than I can remember and then I met my literary agent Tom [...]
Today I have to pinch myself and remind myself what has just happened over the last few short months as the first copies of my book have just arrived !!!
So I meet Tom Evans at a wedding in June.
In July, based on one sample chapter, Tom got me a publishing deal with MX [...]
No sooner than the third draft has appeared than I’ve seen what the book will look like on an iPad and the Kindle … am I glad I met Tom and he’s introduced me to Steve Emecz of MX Publishing …
… do we have to wait so long before I get a print [...]
I’ve just spent a wonderful day with my literary agent, Tom Evans, who also turns out to be an amazing whizz at all things technical. I was also accompanied by my wonderful illustrator and artist, PM Rose, and the three of us constructed my new book right in front of my eyes on Tom’s super [...]
Yesterday was one of the most memorable and momentus days in my career – and as you can see from my Making Stories blogs, there have been a few. My literary agent, Tom Evans aka the Bookwright, introduced me to to Steve Emecz, my new publisher.
Apart from a splendid lunch at ‘the Club’, [...]
The story about how I got a publishing deal within less than a month is one that needs telling. I’d written three books already virtually in entirety and had assumed, like many writers, that no publisher would be interested (I’d approached a few speculatively already).
I was at a social function recently and was lucky [...]