This month, things are getting busy again. I’m hard at work on the new book, as well as keeping busy in the garden and making plans for the autumn. TEN THINGS ABOUT WRITING is gaining momentum; thank you so much if you bought it. Small presses need our support right now! If you enjoyed it, do please consider writing a review: as you know, they can help enormously. And do check out my YouTube tutorials on writing – the first one’s right here…

I’m off to London in a couple of weeks to record the audiobook of ORFEIA: and the lovely proofs will be out in a few days, so watch out on Netgalley for the chance to get your review copy. Or you could just enter this month’s competition (details in July’s newsletter) and win  one for yourself…

And we’re celebrating nature, reading, summertime and the passage of the seasons by making A POCKETFUL OF CROWS available to you for only 99p on Kindle. Do take a look if you don’t have it already; it’s my take on an ancient folk tale, and features the most beautiful artwork by Bonnie Helen Hawkins…


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Manuscript services

For the writers among you, my daughter Anouchka, has begun to offer editorial, manuscript evaluation, copy-editing and other writing and submission-related services online. She's an excellent writer, has a very good eye for what works and what doesn't, and is completely thorough and reliable. I've used her help many times myself, and can I recommend her most heartily. Go to: www.anouchkaharris.com if you need a new pair of eyes on your manuscript, help drafting a synopsis or submission letter, one-to-one tutorials, or just an informed reader who knows the publishing industry and can help you make your manuscript as good as it can possibly be.