My debut psychological suspense novel Close To Me will be published in 2017 by Headline. I have taught creative writing classes for the last five years, but am currently taking a sabbatical to write my second book due out in 2018. I live in a tiny village in the Cotswolds with my husband. We have two grown-up children and two very furry dogs so I spend my spare time walking them whilst trying to work out knotty bits of plot (and hoovering!). I know I’m fortunate to be where I am in the publishing process and I’d love to help someone else at that stage in their writing career. I’d therefore like to hear from writers who have completed an edited manuscript and are ready to submit their work to agents. I can offer advice on your covering letter, synopsis, and the first three chapters of your completed novel – the usual submission package. Your book needs to be finished and well edited so it’s in good shape for submissions. My area of expertise is women’s upmarket commercial fiction. I may be able to help outside this genre, but not with Children’s/YA, or SciFi/Fantasy.
I’m offering a read through of your submission package: covering letter, one page synopsis and first three chapters (up to 6,000 words). I will reply with comments via email and am happy to also have a chat on the phone.
By email, by telephone