How I got my Agent

Great blog post here on how it can be done! Are you reading this Lorraine?:)

SJ O'Hart

This darling lady sums up exactly how it feels to get that 'yes!' you've been waiting for all your life. Image: This darling lady sums up exactly how it feels to get that ‘yes!’ you’ve been waiting for all your life.

I’ve been hoping for the chance to write a blog post like this for a long, long time. Back in August 2012, when Clockwatching… kicked off and my writing career began in earnest, I barely dreamt that I’d ever get here; at the same time, if someone had told me that it would take almost two years, I might have been downhearted.

Looking back now, two years doesn’t seem so long. It seems like just the right length of time, in fact. I had, and still have, a lot to learn about writing and pitching and polishing my work, and two years is long enough to have given me a chance to grow as a writer but not quite long enough to have made me give up hope…

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Mash Stories, writing and me

Mash Stories winner

My winner’s interview has appeared on so take a look (click on the link) if you like!

It’ s weird because now when I read it back (again!!) I want to add more details, things I’d forgotten, inspirations along the way. Still, it’s not like I’m going anywhere so there’ll be plenty of time for that and I can expand on it in this very place!

Also, Mash Stories have invited me to contribute to their blog, so at the moment I’m working on a piece about the writing process.

More to follow #keepwriting #amwriting #delighted yera


The Day of the Jackal and the underworld of crime

The Day of the Jackal

I just love the book. The Day of the Jackal still remains the classic thriller novel with the added spice of being just that little bit too close to home.  Following Sheila Bugler‘s lead, I’m going to dip back into the underworld and sample the shadowy depths once more. Where better to begin than Frederick Forsyth’s epic?  I’ll report back after the titanic tussle between the enigmatic man himself and the gutsy Claude Lebel.

See also:

The Day of the Jackal – the hit we nearly missed