A proper author

Thanks to my good friend Jean, I got an invitation to a book launch yesterday evening and met Robyn Young, author of bestselling historical fiction such as Brethren, Crusade, Requiem and Insurrection. Yesterday saw the launch of her latest offering ‘Renegade’, a clash between Kind Edward and Robert Bruce. It was great to meet Robyn, if only briefly and see what a book launch looks like in the traditional publishing world.

Meanwhile, I’m a step closer to the launch of ‘New Fire’ as I have now signed a contract with Grosvenor House Publishing, an outfit based in the South of England that specialises in helping writers to self-publish. I dispatched the contracts and cheque yesterday with a promise to send the ‘final’ draft for proof-reading by next Monday! This shouldn’t be an impossible task as I finished draft #4 on Monday. It’s quite scary to think that I’ll have to let go and stop tweaking, fixing and changing, but I have to draw a line under this somewhere, especially as the target publication month of October is nearly upon me.