Self Publishing: Behind the Scenes with Authors Reach

Richard Hardie is one of the founder members of Authors Reach, a co-operative of local authors turned self-publishers. Here’s how it works.    The job of being an author doesn’t stop with the words “The End”. In many ways that’s just the beginning. Publishers tend to spend their marketing budget on promoting books from authors who they know will turn out Read more

Portsmouth Writers’ Season: William Sutton

An excerpt from Lawless and the Flowers of Sin, William Sutton’s second Victorian mystery, published by Titan Books and launching on 12th July 2016. Sergeant Lawless explores the nightlife of Soho in his role as inspector of vice. This later takes him to Portsmouth Harbour, where he sees women brought ashore to Spice Island. The Read more

Portsmouth Writers’ Season: Christine Hammacott

In the first of a season of posts celebrating local literary talent, we present a compelling sample from Christine Hammacott‘s psychological crime novel The Taste of Ash, which is set in Portsmouth and Lee-on-Solent. The full book is available to buy here. The shrill blare of an alarm wrenched me from sleep. I pulled the duvet up Read more