Shaun Stevens, a fantasy author who writes as S.P. Stevens.
Before turning to writing, Shaun followed a passion for music at first, writing and performing House and Techno in the 1990s.
Then, in 2001, he founded an internet marketing company, finding a home for his writing in the form of technical SEO and copywriting services.
Unable to resist more creative urges, in 2016 he decided to put fingers to keyboard, penning his debut Fantasy novel, Bindcrafter.
In early 2018, work started on a...
Julie Stock only started writing in 2013 when she was in her late forties but she was soon hooked and went on to join the RNA’s New Writers’ Scheme the following year.
She is now an independent author of contemporary romance from around the world, having published her debut novel, From Here to Nashville, in February 2015, followed by her second novel, The Vineyard in Alsace in March 2017.
Over You (Sam's Story) and Finding You (Jenna's Story), her follow-up novellas to From Here to...
Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-03-11-2018/
My Path To Publication - 20 things which led to the publication of my first book
1 - Exercise book
2 - Mr Plum & Mr Apple
3 - Letter from Penguin
4 - Letter from Pan
5 - Reading Enid Blyton books at primary school
6 - TV - Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers/6 Million Dollar Man/Space 1999
7 - Writing plays at secondary school - A Christmas Carol - winning house drama on my script
8 - Tealby Newsheet
9 - James Hadley...
Jon Evans is a UK indie author who always wanted to become a writer and there were many false starts and unfinished projects along the way.
The first three books in a space marine series about the adventures of the Royal Marine Space Commandos – Commando, Guerrilla and Ascendant – were co-written with his brother, James.
Jon has also written Thieftaker which is the first book in a renaissance fantasy series.
There's also The Edrin Loft Mysteries which will be an ongoing series of novels...
Jonathan de Montfort's self-publishing story is a little different to most.
He started his career as a hedge fund manager in London, working for companies such as Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, then leaving in 2013 to set up his own hedge fund company.
Jonathan is also a keen writer with an interest in literature and it's taken him four and half years to write his debut novel, ‘Turner’, a supernatural thriller, which was released in October 2018.
It is the first book to be published...
Nathan Burrows is a UK indie-author who's based in Norfolk.
His debut novel, Blind Justice, was published in March 2018.
Nathan's latest release is ‘The Butcher’, a dark post-Brexit comedy.
It’s the first in a trilogy of dark comedy thrillers based in Norfolk.
The next in the trilogy – ‘The Baker’ – is slated for release in late Autumn 2018.
As well as being a voracious reader, Nathan runs the occasional marathon – which is how we connected.
Find Out More:
1) Writing website:...
Show notes at: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-122-linzi-drew-honey-take-2/
Linzi Drew-Honey is a former glamour model and editor of Penthouse magazine.
She has also appeared on Page Three of The Sun.
Linzi has just self-published her second book – Every Shade of Black – which is an erotic fiction novel.
This second novel has also been published through Matador, the self-publishing imprint of The Troubador Publishing Group.
I wanted to catch up with Linzi to find out what...
Clare Sager is a first-time fantasy author who released her debut - A Thief and a Gentlewoman - about three weeks prior to recording this podcast interview.
It's Clare's second time on the podcast but I wanted to catch up with her because she's had a great launch and managed to buck the trend experienced by the majority of new authors.
Typically, most of us release our book, sell to a few friends and family members, then it's tumbleweed from that point onward.
For Clare though, following...
Peter Mortimer is a poet, playwright, journalist and publisher who has lived in the North East for more than forty years.
Many of his books and plays have been published and performed in the region.
Peter is used to writing about difficult places: against Foreign Office advice he wandered round Yemen; he set up a children's theatre group in a Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon and, over one summer, walked the length of Britain with one dog and no money, dependent on the kindness of...