is the second in our new blog series where we chat to authors about their start
in the publishing world and their advice to new writers. We’re delighted to welcome
our own Katie Fforde as our guest today.
twenty one books. I live in the country with my husband, and see my
children and grandchildren often.
I wanted a chance to paint them in a better light as I always think they
get a bad press. My sister’s house hunt locally was extremely useful to
you held your first published book in your hand?
hand. Eight years to get a publisher.
if you were starting out today?
publication today as the world has changed so much, but I think so.
very old school – agent, agent, agent, every day of the week.
you worked towards being a published author.
took me to learn to write. I aimed for Mills and Boon until I finally accepted
I couldn’t actually get that camel through the eye of that needle. But if
it hadn’t been for the New Writers’ Scheme (NWS) (the rules were different then) and the support of
my fellow writers, I probably would have given up.
read, read, read. If you read enough you will eventually learn to write.
Although to also have to write, write, write, too. That, and join
the RNA, of course.
Match, was published on 13th March this year. Do you have a work in progress?
editing Vintage Weddings that will be out in February, 2015 and the next book
is forming in my head. Two of my children got married this year which is
where that one came from.
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