Lorna Page Story

Lorna Page Story

One of the most frequent questions put to me by readers is about age, and the viability of writing so late in life. My answer was to write: ‘How I Wrote My First Book’. It includes the chapter, ‘It’s Never Too Late’, a few short stories...
Making Money with Self-Publishing

Making Money with Self-Publishing

I have written on this subject before, but with so many budding authors looking for more information, here are some of the latest arguments for choosing self-publishing over traditional. Most importantly, perhaps, it should be noted that traditional authors are likely...
Too long a sacrifice – Ireland and the Holy Land

Ulster’s great, green monster

IT is the largest body of fresh water in Britain and Ireland covering 151 square miles in the heart of Ulster. Together with the River Bann, which flows in from the south and out from the north, it is a dividing line in Northern Ireland. To the east politics is...
Writing books for a living is a tough sale.

Writing books for a living is a tough sale.

 The old article reproduced below is one I wrote a couple of years ago. But I feel it is worth repeating simply because so many aspiring authors continue to ask me about self-publishing. A traditional publisher can receive up to 5,000 unrequested submissions a year,...