#CharacterSpotlight … Bookworms, I’m bringing back this wonderful feature, so come and meet Stella, star of #TheGirlInTheMissingPoster by @BCopperthwait @Bookouture #CrimeThriller

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Happy Friday, Bookworms! I’m bringing back my Character Spotlight feature and am so excited to welcome my first author, Barbara Copperthwaite to Bookworm HQ today! Good morning, Barbara, please introduce the character in terms of job, relationships, family etc. Be as detailed as you can without giving anything…

‘Before I sold over 1.6 million books, I had twelve years of rejection from traditional publishers and two agents’ Mel Sherratt shares her incredible #SETBACKCOMEBACK to ‘overnight success’ @writermels

Mel Sherratt (who also writes under the name Marcie Steele) is the author of fifteen crime novels, all of which have become bestsellers. She works with publishers as well as self-publishing and has sold over 1.6 million books. For the past four years, she has been named as one of her home town of Stoke-on-Trent’s top…

‘What are you most afraid of writing about? Whatever it is – write it.’ Writer Kate Morrison shares her mental health struggles in today’s powerful #SETBACKCOMEBACK

Today’s #SETBACKCOMEBACK is from Kate Morrison, the author of historical fiction. Before landing her publishing deal with Jacaranda Books, Kate had to overcome a huge emotional upheaval – and this is what she’s sharing with us today. Kate – it’s over to you! Twelve years ago, I stood in the pre-dawn chill of a Sussex…

‘What initially seemed like a huge setback was actually a stepping stone to success’ Siobhan Curham got the dream publishing deal, lost it…then got something even better! Read her #SETBACKCOMEBACK story! @SiobhanCurham @bookouture

When Siobhan Curham was dropped by her publisher she didn’t know how to carry on – financially or creatively. But she now has over 30 books published and has won three book awards.  Siobhan, over to you! I’ll never forget the day I experienced my greatest setback as an author. It truly felt like the…

‘The editor said my novel was too dark? Dammit, I’d make it darker.’ Debut author Nicola Martin @nmartinwriter tells #SETBACKCOMEBACK how she took a flaw and transformed it into success. #writingcommunity #writerslife

Debut author Nicola Martin tells of her #SetbackComeback struggle, when she took what others saw as a flaw and made it into a saving grace… Nicola’s psychological thriller, Dead Ringer, is about meeting your doppelganger (and the spiralling calamity that goes with it). The Daily Mail called it “tense and compelling”. She lives and works in Bristol, UK,…

‘It’s a strange, wonderful feeling to have a sudden word of mouth bestselling book. And while it’s great, it’s fleeting.’ Chart-topper Sarah A. Denzil shares her writing #SETBACKCOMEBACK journey @sarahdenzil #writingcommunity

British suspense writer Sarah A. Denzil joins #SetbackComeback today. Her books include SILENT CHILD, which has topped the kindle charts in the UK and Australia, as well as being a top ten Amazon bestseller in the US. SAVING APRIL and THE BROKEN ONES are both top thirty bestsellers in the US and UK Amazon charts….

‘I had written (12 times) a book that was for me. But it wasn’t right. It wasn’t sellable. I needed to do better.’ Bestselling author Philippa East @philippa_east shares her #SETBACKCOMEBACK

Today in #SetbackComeback I’m joined by Philippa East, a clinical psychologist who writes psychological fiction. Her debut novel LITTLE WHITE LIES, which was long-listed for The Guardian’s Not-The-Booker Prize and shortlisted for the CWA “New Blood” Award 2020. Her next book, SAFE AND SOUND, is another twisty and compelling tale that’s out on 18 February….

Never give up on your writing dream! Get ready for #SetbackComeback advice from bestselling authors on their problematic publication journeys – and how they overcame them #writingcommunity #writerslife

Following on from yesterday’s post, WANT TO WRITE A BOOK? HERE’S MY ADVICE!, I’m starting a series called #SetbackComeback showing how tenacity is almost as important as talent in the writing game – so never give up on your dreams. Some fabulous, hugely successful authors are joining me to share their stories of their long…