Regular readers of my blog, friends and colleagues will know that my first three books are all self-published. It has always been my long-term aim to become a hybrid author, which means that I'll have some work that I publish myself and some that a traditional publisher buys the rights for.
I've been striving for this for many years, having tried to get traditionally published long before I brought out Jarred Dreams in 2016. At last, as you can see from the picture, it is finally becoming real.
You can read the full article here: The Bookseller
And here: Firefly Press
The journey of Call Me Lion has been and continues to be a highly emotional one. The book is bigger than me, touching real lives. I can't wait for it to be published as I know it can do so much good work.
You might, quite rightly, ask why I decided to write a book about Selective Mutism when I have no personal experience of it myself. To answer that very important question I made a very short video during my last dog walk before the summer holidays yesterday:
Although I miss my agent Laura very much, I'm happy to continue her great work in securing my publishing deal with Firefly with my new agent Veronique. The DHA agency is a great one to be signed to, very straightforward and full of professional yet very approachable people.
Firefly is the perfect publisher for Lion and I. Penny Thomas, who founded Firefly Press grew up in Harpenden (next door to Luton where the book is set), where I currently live and everyone I'm working with at Firefly are fully supportive of the book and what it means.
Great things have happened already and will continue to happen with this book. It is something beyond me but I hope you will come along for the ride. Keep reading my blog for what happens next.
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