Written by Philippa Iliffe on April 09, 2021

Emergencies bring out the best and the worst in human nature. We see that with the Coronavirus pandemic, right here, right now. Here, Andrew Goss, author of The Humanitarian talks about his novel, its relevance today – and why he has launched a special charity eBook version to beat the lock-down and raise cash to support the most vulnerable.

There was a sudden, unexpected earthquake that struck northern Pakistan. Its arc of destruction ranged from the mountains of Afghanistan in the west, through the Himalayan sub-ranges into Kashmir and India to the east. That much is true.

It hit Pakistan hardest, where it …

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Written by Philippa Iliffe on April 09, 2021

With April being Stress Awareness Month, what better time to talk about how stress can affect us – and in particular, the stresses that writers can face? Digital Services Manager, Megan Lockwood-Jones highlights the importance of combatting stress:

Stress is something that many will experience throughout their lives – whether that’s in the workplace, in education or at home. In the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic, people all over the world are surrounded by worries. Taking time out to acknowledge what is causing our stress and which coping mechanisms and techniques can help, as well as realising which can hinder, can …

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Written by Philippa Iliffe on April 09, 2021

At Troubador, our team is made up of a mixture of talented individuals. We thought it would be interesting to share with you an insight into the lives of staff members who are writers and published authors. Today’s Q&A is with Sophie Morgan, Marketing Controller:

What do you write?

American romance – and yes, there’s a difference! English romances tend to focus on the heroine and her journey to the hero while American romances are more about the journey of the two as a couple. I have always written more paranormal romance but lately have been experimenting with contemporary romance …

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Written by Philippa Iliffe on April 09, 2021

At Troubador, our team is made up of a mixture of talented individuals. We thought it would be interesting to share with you an insight into the lives of staff members who are writers and published authors. Today’s Q&A is with Joe Shillito, Senior Production Controller:

What do you write?

I primarily write fantasy. I’m currently working on the first in an epic fantasy series and completed my second draft last week, so I am currently knee-deep in pages as I work through the next edit!

How long have you been writing?

I have only really been disciplined with my …

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Written by Philippa Iliffe on April 09, 2021

At the end of 2019, I was commissioned to write a chapter about book production for the Writers’ and Artists’ Guide to Self-publishing (published by Bloomsbury), an accompanying title to the perennial bestselling writers’ bible, the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook. The chapter covers a vast array of topics, from choosing a self-publishing company to looking at methods of print, making the right choices for your book in terms of format (paperback/hardback, size, materials), how to format and produce an ebook – all in just 9000 words. This book has just been published and it is now available. We thought it would be interesting …

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