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03-02-2009, 10:54 PM
I started a blog in January and I've just posted up my third interview with a debut children's author. I wanted to inspire myself and fellow wannabes with success stories.
I'd love you to take a look.
I've got further interviews lined up, including an AW writer.

03-02-2009, 10:57 PM
PS - I'd rather not know if it's a 'no, I don't want to read your blog.' Ignorance is bliss. :cry:;)

04-12-2009, 08:26 PM
Hi folks

I've just posted an interview with our very own YA author Danthia aka Janice Hardy.
You can find it here - http://talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.com/

Enjoy - she's a great interviewee and there's some interesting links to her agent's blog too. :)

06-11-2009, 09:37 PM

One lucky winner will win a signed copy of Devil's Kiss BY Sarwat Chadda but also the opportunity to suggest an historical character to feature in Billi's future adventures.

Here's what you have to do -

Sarwat's story DEVIL'S KISS is based on the premise that the Knights Templar have survived into the present day. One of the threads Sarwat uses is that John Dee, the sorceror spy who served Queen Elizabeth the First, was a Templar.

In a hundred words or less, take a historical character and explain why they too were a member of the Knights Templar.
If the idea works, Sarwat will include the winner's character in his next book, THE DARK GODDESS.

Hurry though, he's busy with the rewrites as I type!

MIDNIGHT (BST) 18th JUNE 2009.

06-22-2009, 01:25 PM
I recently ran a series on my blog about self-publishing where authors talked candidly about their experiences and how they marketed their books.
Two of the authors have found agent representation and one agent has kindly given me her thoughts on self-publishing.

If you follow the link http://talltalesandshortstories.blogspot.com/ and click on the self-publishing link on the right-hand side in the labels section, it will take you to all nine articles.

Hope you find it an informative read

06-22-2009, 11:03 PM
Very useful read. I do know the series and have seen a friend's little daughter reading them. Also, good to see her finally get a break after being told "it's good, but no thanks"...

06-26-2009, 06:39 PM
Hi all,

I thought some of you might be interested in an agent interview I've just put up on my blog.

The agent is Suzy Jenvey, a senior agent at Peters Fraser and Dunlop working in the Books Division. She represents children’s authors and illustrators for all age groups from picture books to teenage. Before joining Peters Fraser and Dunlop Suzy worked in publishing in various roles including Publicity Director for Macdonald Books, Marketing Director at Chatto and Windus, and Children’s Publisher at Faber and Faber.

Hope you find it interesting and helpful. :)

06-27-2009, 02:01 AM
Awesome, thanks! :D

06-27-2009, 03:01 AM
Thanks, Sassy, that's a really detailed interview!

06-27-2009, 07:47 AM
Great interview, Sassy. It's always great to get inside an agent's head. Thanks so much for sharing. :)

06-27-2009, 01:48 PM
My pleasure :)

06-27-2009, 01:49 PM
Glad you enjoyed :)

07-13-2009, 08:48 PM
I've just put up the first podcast in an interview with agent Peter Cox, of the Redhammer Agency. I know he, his agency and the site Litopia have all been mentioned previously on AW.
I'll be posting the next instalments during the course of the week.
This podcast method is a first for me and I must admit I was a bit nervous.

07-16-2009, 01:48 PM
I've now posted all four parts of the interview with Peter Cox of Redhammer.