Guest Blog: Ingrid Seymour - Self-Promoting Through Social Media

As part of #VirtualVoyager week we welcome to the blog another of Voyager's brand new digital-first authors. Ingrid Seymour's Ignite the Shadows, is a dystopian YA novel that has been described as a 'Genre bending festival of awesome'. Ingrid has built up a great presence on social media by creating meaningful conversation and interesting content - just check out her brilliant book trailer. Social media can be a tricky thing for many authors to get to grips with so we asked her for some advice on how to self-promote and actually enjoy doing it!  

#VirtualVoyager Online Sci-Fi and Fantasy Festival

Sci-Fi and Fantasy writers and fans should look out for this fantastic week-long online event from our friends at Harper Voyager. As you'll know from our interview with Authonomy's own A.F.E. Smith, whose debut novel Darkhaven is out now, Voyager have just launched their digital-first list and they're doing something pretty exciting to celebrate. Read on to see how you can get involved!

Read an Extract of Kat French's New Book


Please join us in wishing Kat French a very happy publication day! The Piano Man Project, follow up to the brilliant Undertaking Love is out today so let's raise a glass to Kat! To celebrate we're giving you a sneak peek at the first chapter of the book!

You can also find out more about Kat's journey to the publication of her second novel in the guest blog she did for us a few weeks ago.

One to Watch Wednesday - On the Banks of the River

One to Watch this week is On the Banks of the River by Steven B. Fischer

Two equally intriguing stories run parallel in this delightful piece of magical realism. The writing is assured and lyrical, though perhaps a tad adjective heavy, and is a joy to read.

Recommended From The Workbench - Forgotten Manuscript

Our last prompt was 'A forgotten manuscript is discovered'. There were lots of great entries, all of which are worth a read. We have picked one out as a particularly good example of short form writing, read on to see which it was. Check back soon for our next prompt.

Guest Post: Jemahl Evans

Jemahl Evans will be a familiar name to many of you. His first novel, The Last Roundhead, made the Editor's Desk back in October and was picked up by Holland House around the same time. Congratulations Jemahl! We asked him to tell us about his journey to publication.

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