Huzzah for Summer—

—which starts right here, at Jo Fletcher Books! Excited? You will be . . . So grab your old wicker picnic basket, cardboard box or plastic bag and fill it with the best picnicky foods you can lay your hands on, then grab a rug, a bottle of vintage champagne,…

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Jo Fletcher Books Acquires Three New Novels from Alison Littlewood

Jo Fletcher Books has concluded a deal for three new Alison Littlewood novels including A Cold Silence: the sequel to Alison’s Richard and Judy Book Club bestseller A Cold Season. What do you want? Whatever your wish, Acheron can grant it . . . for a price. And Ben Cassidy…

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On the Advisability of Optimization . . .

When I’m slaving away over a hot manuscript, I don’t like the constant interruptions of email, so I have come to an agreement with myself (that I keep to at least forty per cent of the time): when I am editing, I check email once an hour. Even that’s a…

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Alison Littlewood on armedwithpens.com + Competition from Twisted Tales

I was recently flicking through Twitter, as you do, and noticed this wonderful twitter from a website called armedwithpens.com: @armedwithpens why waiting for inspiration can damage your writing. Great piece from @Ali_L So I immediately toddled along to their website, to discover that Ali has just written a guest blog…

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