The young Nakadai studies Neo-Linguistics at the University of Twickley, serves in the Japanese army, becomes a Benedictine monk, then receives the chair of Professor of Neo-Linguistics at Twickley where, despite his relectuance, he is heralded as the greatest philosophical mind of the age.
When looking for a publisher for her very first novel, Charley knew they had to be someone who were working with crime fiction specifically. She ended finding a very good fit in Bloodhound Books and has worked with them for many years now.
Caitlin Stobie chose to develop her writing career in different fields, including poetry and academia. In this episode she shares what she’s learned from working with editors and publications in both areas.
‘The bruise, I saw it on his arm. Summer morning at my old house. The day Grandad came to help Mama with packing all our stuff. Gabriel and I were on the street, playing tag, and he fell over. I helped him up and he tried to get away like crazy, but I saw it. It was big and purple. No bruise would go purple in three seconds. He pulled his sleeves down as much as possible and it became his ritual from then on. ‘
In this extract, Rob talks about the excitement of getting a piece published and how you can use that energy to keep sending your work out.
Lisa Blower had won many prestigious awards for her short stories and yet, the publishing journey for her debut novel, ‘Sitting Ducks’, was a long and strenuous one.
‘After almost a month passed and we had not heard from you, my father asked your mother if he should approach his friends in the police department and look for you. but your mother refused. ‘I know my daughter. she will not come back unless she wants to. she doesn’t want to, yet.’
Yvonne Battle Felton discusses her publishing experience and the how she found an editor for her first novel, ‘Remembered’.
I paint a lot of the landscapes that I see as I’m hiking … sometimes it’s the view I get from the summit but other times it’s little tiny details, small landscapes that are kind […]
Whatever the mainstream narrative is, there may be some truth to that narrative but … there are always many other stories running alongside it, or going in opposition to it, and it would be foolish […]