Authors will spread the word on secret of their success
THREE local authors will be talking about the secrets of how they became published.
Moonyeen Blakey, Shaun Allan and Dave Evardson will be engaging with the public at Cleethorpes Library, on Wednesday, from 7pm.
Musician and writer Jo Gray will be chairing the proceedings and there will be plenty of opportunity for questions from the audience.
Well-known folk singer Dave penned a fantasy novel which was taken on by an American publisher.
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For many years, Dave and Julie Evardson have earned a following around the country with their special brand of maritime folk song.
But, as well as creating rhyming lyrics, Dave caught the eye of American publisher Fireship Press, of Tucson.
Fireship specialises in historical and maritime books, but is issuing Dave's work via its Cortero Publishing arm, helping reinforce its foothold in the market for thrillers, 19th century classics and fantasy.
The Fenwold Riddle is a science fiction adventure for young adults.
Explaining the plot, Dave said: "For centuries, the land of Fenwold has been surrounded by a huge, impenetrable concrete wall.
"No one knows who made it, or why. Its people mostly eke out a subsistence living from agriculture, but lately gangs of raiders have thwarted their efforts by stealing their harvests and burning their villages.
"At last Fenwold's ruling council sends out trained marshals to help the villagers fight off the raiders."
Cleethorpes-born author Moonyeen was signed up by an international publisher for her debut novel, The Assassin's Wife.
It was taken up by Fireship Press, and the historical book suits supernatural fans.
The Yarburgh Writers' Group member won the Cornerstones WowFactor National Novel Writing Competition with this novel.
And she has been endorsed by award-winning mystery author Sally Spedding, and Paul Sutherland, the editor of Dream-Catcher writing magazine.
The story is set during the turbulent Wars Of The Roses, and follows the events leading up to the murder of the Princes In The Tower, as seen through the eyes of clairvoyant peasant girl, Nan.
Prize-winning author Shaun, of New Haven Terrace, Grimsby, will also be speaking at the event.
He is the proud creator of Sin, a psychological thriller with a haunting paranormal twist, which has been compared to the writing of masters of suspense, Dean Koontz and Stephen King.
Described as "dark", "disturbing" and "amazing" by critics, the book was ranked number one – above The Hunger Games and Harry Potter – in online list Books That Get You Hooked.
"My stories tend to be a little strange, but I suppose that describes me to a certain extent," he told the Telegraph.
"I wanted readers to pick up something I'd written and not be able to put it down.
"I had no idea what was going to happen in the story until it did, so hopefully the reader will be as surprised as I was. I don't plan stories, they sort of write themselves."