Author Archives: vanessa

Five-way auctions and six-figure deals…

…are great but not the usual outcome for debut authors. Everyone knows it happens but it’s rare and it’s not always a good thing. All that money invested by the publisher is a lot of pressure and if that advance … Continue reading

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Another update…

I seem to spend my life composing vague, holding posts that sit in my drafts folder, while I wait for concrete news of what’s going on with The Book. Things are happening. But slowly. I truly believe that there are … Continue reading

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End of 2018 round-up

Well, I set myself a few goals for this year and missed most of them. Like lots of people, I would have liked to have finished the year fitter, thinner, more organised and so on. However, I did achieve one … Continue reading

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Writing, book deals, life… An update.

It’s so long since I posted here – I’ve been putting it off until there was news but in the meantime I’ve had a couple of messages from people asking if I’ve now turned into an actual hermit, so I’m … Continue reading

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What non-writers don’t know about literary agents. Or, it’s not like the Yellow Pages

As you know, I was recently taken on by a literary agent (still excited about that) and I’m getting down to writing my next book. More on that process later – trust me, it’s quite a change of mind-set. On … Continue reading

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