• Publishing,  Writing

    You don’t have to be a journalist or celebrity to get a book published

    When I see that an author is about to have their book published, I sometimes look at their background, and very often, I find that they are a journalist, or a minor/major celebrity, maybe they have worked in publishing for a while, or they have a huge social media following on Twit-insta-book. I don’t have any such background. And I suspect a lot of would-be authors are like me: keen writers but nothing more. If you fit into this latter category, then I am proof you can still get your novel published. In my professional life, I have been an IT consultant for many years, working solely with charities and…

  • Publishing

    Signing a Publishing Contract!

    Last month, I signed my contract with RedDoor Publishing for them to publish my first novel, The Kosher Delhi in summer 2019. I am ridiculously excited! I am starting this blog to record my journey as a new author, partly so that anyone interested in my novel can hear a bit about the book and how its publication process is progressing, and partly in the hope that it might interest and inspire other would-be writers. One of the reasons for that is because I suspect that I am very much the norm in terms of many aspiring authors: I have no background in writing or journalism, no contacts in the…