In this guest post, Claire Patel-Campbell describes how she drew on childhood memories of Wisconsin to create a setting for her novel that explores the dark underside of the supposedly most innocent of places: small town Wisconsin. Claire’s novel Abernathy is crowdfunding at Unbound, where you can make a pledge to see it published.
In this guest post, Helen Taylor muses on the gritty details of representing Glaswegian dialect in her novel about Caravaggio’s mysterious re-appearance in this most unlikely of places. The Backstreets of Purgatory is currently crowdfunding at Unbound, where you can make a pledge to help her publish it.
Karen Sullivan, founder of the independent press Orenda Books, shares her thoughts in an interview with me about what role authors can play in marketing books. Orenda’s list includes four titles longlisted for the Not the Booker Prize this year alone. Given that the Not the Booker Prize list is generated by reader choice, Karen must really know her marketing.
At the time of writing, Lara Williams’ article about the #women_writers hashtag has been shared 970 times according to the counter on the left of the article. This article sparked a whirlwind week for my Twitter account, mainly with an overwhelmingly positive response to the idea of an online community for women.
Our July #women_writers chat on Women in Translation took place just four days before Women in Translation month begins on 1 August 2016. Our guest host, Meytal Radzinski, is the organizer of this celebration of translated women writers and, as you’ll see in the highlights, she is very much the expert in this area.