How many people have thought "I have a great idea for a book!" but not known what to do next? This talk will take you through the writing and publishing minefield, and provide tips on writing your book (non-fiction or fiction), approaching traditional publishers, and self-publishing. Based on my own experiences of writing and publishing my first book in 2017, the talk will help you avoid the many pitfalls I encountered and will make clear the various options open to you.Views: 280 | Enquiries: 1
I grew up in County Durham and have a lifelong passion for the people, places and history of North East England. After practising as a lawyer for 25 years, in 2017 I published my first non-fiction book, The Horsekeeper's Daughter (Matador, 2017), which relates the true story of one of the hundreds of young women who left North East England to forge new lives in Australia via the Single Female Migrant's Scheme in the 1880s. Following the success of The Horsekeeper's Daughter, I'm currently writing my second book, about Bomber Command and the County Durham mining town of Seaham Harbour in World War 2, entitled "Above Us, The Stars". You can read about my books, my travels and my articles on North East History on my website at www.justcuriousjane.com - history and travel writing with a sense of humour!
I give talks and lectures on North East History to local and family history groups, Rotary Clubs, schools and colleges, book groups and Women's Institute Meetings.
I also lecture on writing and publishing for first-time authors.
Reviews for The Horsekeeper's Daughter:
“Wow one of the best books I have read in a long time. Once started I couldn't put it down” Goodreads, 5 stars.
“A North Eastern classic” Amazon, 5 stars
“Absolutely riveting from the first page to the last” Amazon, 5 stars.
“What a lovely historical read with a moving Durham-Queensland connection beautifully told by the little girl who was fascinated with a battered suitcase of old letters and photos. Highly recommended. Can't wait to read more by the author” Amazon, 5 stars.
“Absolutely cracking read, very informative and extremely well researched. A must read for anyone from County Durham. It has it all, intrigue, tragedy, adventure, excitement and filled with extremely interesting facts.” Amazon, 5 stars.
“A wonderful story of true dedication to wanting to have a better life . The dedication showed by the author in writing this book shows we have a up and coming writer and well worth looking out for.” Amazon, 5 stars.
“Beautifully written and extremely informative. A fascinating insight into life at the turn of the 20th century. Well worth reading.” Amazon, 5 stars.
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