Dorothy Says

Hello! I’m so excited to share with you my new adventure…The Happy Author! What is that exactly? Well, it’s a podcast and a series of posts that come together to form a writing guide for aspiring authors and anyone who loves books. ⁠

Why? Because over many, many years I’ve been asked about the how tos of writing. A couple of years ago I had the idea of putting together a writing guide. ⁠

When I sat down to actually write said guide, I realised the only way I could do it was to make it a personal. ⁠Relate things to how I do it and what works for me, in the hopes that it would help readers on their writing journey. ⁠

Then I realised there was more I could do. I’ve had 16 books and several short stories published, I’ve won awards, my novels have topped bestseller lists across the world, and they’ve been optioned for film and television – one was actually adapted for the screen. ⁠

Basically, I’ve been a part of book world for nearly 20 years, which meant I could lift the lid on the publishing industry for people who like to read books, those who want to write books and those who’ve got a publishing deal and/or agent but have no clue about what comes next. ⁠

So here it is, the world of The Happy Author – my way of demystifying the publishing industry for you. ⁠

In my podcast I interview people from all over the publishing industry as well as sharing some valuable advice such as how to deal with rejection & how to be a better author.⁠

With my posts I will reveal secrets, hints and tips on getting writing and keeping writing. I’ll also be sharing with you all the usual stuff that goes on in a writer’s life. ⁠(There may be doggy pics.)⁠

I hope you join me on this new adventure. I am SO EXCITED about it!

Don’t forget to let me know what sort of things you’d like to see me cover in The Happy Author and I’ll do my best to work it in. ⁠X ⁠

Listen to the trailer below.