Debbie Young - marketing superstar

Today, I’m delighted to welcome Debbie Young as my guest. Author, journalist and blogger, she’s especially keen on short-form writing, such as flash fiction, short stories and blog posts. Commissioning editor of the Alliance of Independent Authors’ (ALLi’s) blog of self-publishing advice at, she has co-authored ALLi’s groundbreaking new book, “Opening Up To Indie […]

Carole Blake on ‘Does a writer still need an agent?'

Photo: Jack Ladenburg

I’m delighted to welcome my friend Carole Blake to my blog today to give an insight into one of the hottest questions in the publishing today. Carole has just celebrated 50 years in the publishing business, so she probably knows a thing or two. In 1977, after 14 years in […]

Indie authors united!

Me with Debbie Young of Off the Shelf Book Promotions/The Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)

Foyles Bristol was the venue for joining up with around thirty other SilverWood Books authors, plus a crowd of writers eager to learn about getting their books to publication. The writing and publishing open day was brilliantly organised […]