When is a Writer like a Pop Diva? Jessica McHugh talks to The Book Bird

Meet Jessica McHugh. Creator of “sometimes disgusting characters”, author of bizarro sci-fi novels, erotic thrillers, and now: young adult, coming-of-age, Judy-Blume-eat-your-heart-out drama. She’s young, fresh, comfortable with vulgarity and fiercely intelligent. With fourteen of her novels published in the last six years, just waxing a bunch of clichés about her prowess and early success would…

How to be a writer when you grow up: The Writing Route

Any aspiring journalist wondering leaving school this year could look at Christian Saunders and think ‘yeah, that’s where I want to be in ten years time’, and there wouldn’t be any shame in that. Writing regularly for Nuts Magazine, as well as a few other notable publications, working for himself, and successfully living in London…

Novel publicity: how to publicize your book

If you’re a writer, the chances are that you spend a lot of time on your own. Forcing yourself to shout how great your book is in groups of people you don’t know that well can be fraught with danger and self-doubt. Novel publicity may not be fun. If you also don’t know what you’re…