Teen Author Talks – Joy Chappell

Joy Chappell is an eighteen-year-old self-published author with an interest in writing YA, adventure, sci-fi and dystopian stories. Her debut novel Farryn is already out and a second novel, Hero Up, is on the way. Her experiences editing both led her to want to share what she's learnt with us today.  What's the earlier story you... Continue Reading →

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Teen Author Talks – Peyton McDonald

Today we're hearing from fifteen-year-old Peyton McDonald who was eager to share her thoughts on two of the most important aspects of being a writer - motivation and inspiration. She's written and self-published a touching debut novel, Before The End Of Summer and is already at work on her second. What is Before the End of... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Emma Dennin

Emma is the author of the Contemporary YA novel This Is Why,  featuring an interesting cast of very different teenagers, and is in the process of writing the sequel, This is How. She was eager to share more about how she creates complex characters and their backstories.  How did you start writing? Can you remember your first... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Olivia J. Bennett

Olivia J. Bennett enjoys creativity in all its forms and turned that passion towards writing the gripping YA adventure book A Cactus In The Valley. Her characters undergo stressful and emotional situations throughout the survival story and she wanted to share some of her advice for writing strong emotions effectively.  What's the first book that made... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Coby Lee Davis

Today we're hearing from ambitious teen author and entrepreneur Coby Lee Davis who is keen to share her tips for managing a busy life balancing school, writing and microbusiness. She's written and self-published two books, Halfway Through The Darkness and Dead Obsession, with supernatural elements and paranormal romance. If your books were made a film,... Continue Reading →

Teen Author Talks – Millie Florence

The first in this week-long series of interviews with brilliant young authors is fourteen-year-old Millie Florence, whose debut novella Honey Butter blew me away last week. She's kindly given up her time to share with us, among other things, some of her tips for young characters. She writes mostly children's fiction and poetry. Where did the... Continue Reading →

We Can Make 2018 Better For Indie Authors

Last night I read through Mark Coker's predictions for the indie publishing industry for the next year. If you don't know who he is, he's the founder of the excellent eBook publishers and distributors, Smashwords, who I used to publish A Grey Valentine's. If you haven't read his predictions for the next year, I recommend you go... Continue Reading →

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