Margaret Kirk & Helen Forbes

When: Sunday, April 23rd 2023, Start Time: 11:30, End Time: 13:00

Where: The Stables Causeway, Cromarty IV11 8XS

Part of:
Crime & Thrillers Weekend

‘Getting (and staying) Published – An Insider Guide to Doing It Your Way

Bamboozled by the book world? Petrified of the publishing industry? Whether your book is ready to rock, nearly cooked or just a twinkle in your eye and a couple of snappy paragraphs on a page, Margaret Kirk and Helen Forbes are here to give you the skinny on the How? What? When? of Getting and Staying Published.

The winner of the 2016 Good Housekeeping First Novel competition, Margaret Kirk writes the DI Lukas Mahler series, set in Inverness and the north-east Highlands. She is currently working on the mysteriously-titled New Thing. Helen Forbes, an Inverness-based lawyer, writes crime and psychological suspense, including the popular Joe Galbraith series and has  recently self-published two contemporary thrillers, Unravelling and Queen of Grime.

With several years’ experience of the publishing industry between them, Margaret and Helen will lift the lid on hot topics such as:

Agents – Do you want one? Do you need one?

Traditional or Self Publishing? Advantages and Pitfalls.

Here Be Dragons! Red flags and Scenarios to Avoid.

Fame and Fortune? Or, Don’t Give Up the Day Job.

We can’t promise you a publishing deal. But we definitely can promise to tell it like it is!

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