The Next Big Thing!

So what’s all this Next Big Thing chatter in writer’s circles on Twitter? I wasn’t sure until I was tagged not once but twice! The idea, it turns out, is simple. Its a way to discover new writers, and find out a bit about what they’re up to. In return for being tagged I’ve got …

80 Days!

Sorrowline has been on its travels, to the Frankfurt Book Fair no less. Billed as the world’s largest book fair its the place to be for agents and publishers to sign new books. Its not really a place for authors, its all about the business! My literary agent, Juliet Mushens was there with Rachel Mills, …

90 Days!

Things are starting to get exciting! In the last 10 days I launched my Facebook author’s page and its managed to get over 80 ‘likes’ already. I’m really grateful to everyone who has sent me messages of goodwill there too. Two parcels came last week that cheered me up as well. The first was the …

100 days!

I love a countdown. Who doesn’t? If its good enough for Astronauts and Bond villains then its good enough for a début author. So, today is exactly 100 days till publication of Sorrowline on January 3rd 2013. And by way of a celebration of that landmark date it gives me great pleasure to finally reveal …

Dare to Page Jump!

I’ve never been an adrenaline junky.  I like the ground under my feet and the sky above me. Years ago, when I had the opportunity to do a bungee jump I considered it for about three seconds, then decided it wasn’t for me. The thought of two weeks of anxiety in the run up to …

Pre-Order listing

Today I discovered my debut novel, Sorrowline, listed on Amazon’s UK site, thanks to a nod from Curtis Jobling. It’s really exciting to see it ‘out there’ for pre-order. This is quite a surreal moment in my adventure to eventual publication, all the more strange as I’m still editing the final manuscript, and the book …

Getting Published – part 1

So, I promised I’d do some blog posts about how I got published. Well, ok, but this could take a while. I’ve always wanted to write a novel. I think everyone does. Its one of those things that, if we just had the time, if we could just focus, we could get that brilliant idea …

Announcing Sorrowline

Finally, after a busy, brief few months that have felt like an eternity I can finally shout about my brilliant two book deal with Andersen Press. Here is the press release: Andersen Press Have Bought Rights In Two Children’s Novels, Sorrowline And Timesmith, By Debut Writer Niel Bushnell Andersen Press have bought rights in two …