Ask The Agent – Juliet Pickering

Juliet Pickering’s literary career began at Waterstones before she joined the AP Watt Literary Agency in 2003. Ten years later, she moved to Blake Friedmann, and became Vice Head of …

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Selling Direct

When it comes to the business of writing and self-publishing, many authors think about selling their books via Amazon first. That makes sense because it is one of the biggest …

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The Relaxed Writer

The start of a new year is a great time for setting our writing goals for the coming months. Perhaps this will be the year you finally get that book …

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Glorious Gloucester

Mt feature about looking for a special Christmas present features in the latest issue of The People’s Friend magazine (dated 25th November 2023). Gloucester is a fab place to explore, …

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Mitchell’s Fold and Bromlow Callow

The December 2023 issue of Country Walking features my 6.25-mile walk around Mitchell’s Fold stone circle, and the tree-topped hill of Bromlow Callow. Here’s a view of Mitchell’s Fold: And …

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A Maker’s Christmas – This England

1. Jo and Richie Evans: Figgys Christmas Pudding, Woodbury Salterton, Devon “We’re surprisingly busy all year round because many independent retailers plan a long way in advance. Some even order …

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Ask The Agent – Stephanie Glencross

Stephanie Glencross joined David Higham Associates in 2018. Previously, she was an editor at Gregory & Company and edited award-winning novelists like Val McDermid, Minette Walters, and Tan Twan Eng. Her list …

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Retreating to Write

I try to run away at least once a year. If I’m lucky, I manage it twice. Running away can be one of the best things we can do for …

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Snailbeach and Habberley

My latest route is in the November 2023 issue of Country Walking. If you’re tackling it in winter, pack your wellies, for there was a really wet bit in Maddox’s …

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