15 posts tagged author confessions

On Writing The Last Book In A Series – Guest Post For A Thousand Words…

Hello lovely readers, As the launch of War of Mist draws closer, I've been doing a fair bit of outreach marketing (as you can imagine). Part of that is being featured in publications and on blogs, talking about my craft and my books. Recently, I wrote a piece for the lovely Aditi, who runs A Thousand Words, A ...

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On Starting a Small Press with Monique Mulligan

I recently spoke to fellow author and former small press director, Monique Mulligan about what it's like to run your own indie pub house... Here's a snippet of what I had to say... If we rewind five years back or so, you would have found me at my desk writing and submitting literary fiction to publishers all over ...

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A Letter to my Unpublished Self with Monique Mulligan

Author Monique Mulligan has been running a series on her blog called 'A Letter to my Unpublished Self' for a while now. It's one that I've read regularly for the past few months and have always admired. Recently I was lucky enough to have my own letter included. You can read an extract below, and click through to ...

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These Are My (Author) Confessions #5: Wow, it’s been a while…

Hello hello lovely readers, Remember me? Wouldn't be surprised if you didn't... It's been a while, hey? Well, I've got plenty of excuses - books in production, opening Talem Press for submissions, publishing other authors' books and moving countries... But, frankly, I can't be bothered going into all that right ...

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These Are My (Author) Confessions #4: Reign of Mist Launch Day Feels

It's the publication date of my second book, and I'm still grappling with what that means. To be completely honest, I didn't know what to expect when this day arrived. I've been a jumble of nerves and emotions. There are a lot of things people don't tell you about releasing a second book. For me, my first ...

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Mini Podcast #12: Where I Ramble About 1 Year Milestones, Lessons Learnt and Book Launches

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners. Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. This one's a little bit special! We're celebrating Heart of Mist turning ONE YEAR OLD. Say whhhhaaatttt? That's right. It's been a full 12 months since my debut hit the shelves and I want to reflect on that a little. ...

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Mini Podcast #10: Where I Ramble About Final Proofs, Book Launches & A New Prequel

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners! Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. We're at #10 folks! Thanks for sticking with me and my rambling for this long. In this one, I tell you all about receiving the (hopefully) final print proofs for REIGN OF MIST, and the details for the official launch party at ...

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Mini Podcast #9: Where I Ramble About Cover Reveals, Fan Art and Print Proofs

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners! As always, welcome back to another mini podcast episode. As you can tell from the title of this one, I've recently revealed the cover of Reign of Mist, so have some things to say about that among many other things. You'll have to forgive my sniffly nose in this ep - it's ...

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Mini Podcast #8: Where I Ramble About Bad Reviews, Book Production & Publishing Pressures

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners. Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. This one should hopefully be a bit of a laugh... Have a listen below!   http://helenscheuerer.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Author-Update-8_1.mp3   In episode #8 I read out some bad reviews from Goodreads ...

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Mini Podcast #7: Where I Ramble About Being Sick, Copyedits and New Reads

Hello hello lovely readers and listeners! Welcome back to another mini podcast episode. As you can tell from the title of this one, I've been on struggle street lately, have a listen to find out why... In episode #7 I talk about getting over my recent bout of the flu, getting overwhelmed by the Reign of ...

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