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Exotic? Exshmotic?

Author: Bill East

I’m an Australian citizen, I live in Australia, my family lives here, I pay taxes here and I write about what I’m familiar with, geographically.

So my stories are set in Australia. They have Australian locations and they’re mainly around the Sydney area. It’s where I live.

It’s been suggested to me that in using Australian suburbs, street names and other geographical locations I’m alienating a lot of ‘international' readers, who may not be familiar with these places.

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How important is cover design?

Author: Bill East

Having spent many frustrating hours creating a story, typing it out, proofreading the text and then sweating on getting the darned thing published, I suppose anything that helps to sell the book is important and cover design certainly helps in that regard!

As book buyers...and I guess we’re all that…I’m sure we’ve been influenced by good cover design. It’s what makes us pick up a book, particularly when the author is an ‘unknown’

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Journeys with open eyes

Author: Sahera Patel

My name is Sahera Patel, writer of I'm not a Celebrity I am a Muslim and Unveiling Arabia. Being an author with i2i publishing is a wonderful privilege as I get the opportunity to meet other authors as well as work closely with Lionel Ross.  

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‘Pushing Boundaries’ at the Historical Novel Society in NYC

Author: Susan Wands

When Loretta Goldberg from the NYC Chapter of the Historical Novel Society invited me to be part of a panel celebrating unusual protagonists, ‘Pushing Boundaries’, I leapt at the chance. I would be on a panel with authors, Linda Trice and Jeanne Mackin. Linda Trice, author of Charles Drew: Pioneer of Blood Plasma, and Jeanne Mackin, author of The Beautiful American, Dreams of Empire and The Queen’s War, and I would be discussing be discussing our latest published books. Linda’s protagonist, Charles Drew, was an African-American doctor who developed a method of preserving blood and Jeanne’s recent book, The Beautiful American, revolves around Lee Miller, the muse for Man Ray and photographer post WWII. Pamela Colman Smith, the protagonist for Magician and Fool, would be my area of expertise.

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