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Yes, once again it’s that time in my publishing year. Anyone For Seconds? will be out in August, page proofs have been corrected and bound proofs will be available later in the spring, so I’m looking for volunteers to read the book in advance and, if they enjoy it, to buy a copy for a friend and leave a review on Amazon. I can’t pay you for your labours except in gratitude. When The Early Birds was published last year my crack advance troops did me proud. So if you’d like to join the team just send me a message.

And what next? A very good question. In a sense I’m out of work. I’ve fulfilled my contract and my publishers haven’t offered me another one so… However, I have not been idle. I’ve spent the past few months on a speculative project (the writer’s equivalent of trying out a new high-wire trick without a safety net), writing  volume 1 of a proposed series. I’ve had great fun doing it and I feel very positive about it but I take nothing for granted in these publishing dog-days. There are plenty of mid-list writers who are suddenly finding themselves on the scrap heap. But one way or another my new project will see the light of day. If all else fails, I’ll self-publish. You haven’t heard the last of me yet!

10 Comments

  1. Helen Atkin on April 2, 2018 at 4:48 am

    You can count me in, Laurie.

  2. Helen Atkin on April 2, 2018 at 4:49 am

    No, it was 9.48, not 4.48! There must be a gremlin somewhere.

  3. Jane on April 5, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    Yes please! I’m really looking forward to this book.

  4. Ian H on April 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

    Yes please Laurie. I enjoyed being part of the preview review group last time.

  5. Elizabeth Tyrrell on April 7, 2018 at 2:18 pm

    Yes Please. I really enjoyed last time

  6. Elizabeth Tyrrell on April 7, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    And very best wishes for your next project. You have such mastery of language, ideas and timing that it can only be a success!

  7. Louise Godbold on April 15, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Argh! I missed this post. If you’re still looking for readers/advance reviewers, I would be honored…

  8. elizabeth shelton on June 14, 2018 at 11:46 am

    Count me in to read and recommend your latest book, It would be a joy.

    • Laurie Graham on June 22, 2018 at 10:26 am

      Tried to reply, Elizabeth, but the email bounced, repeatedly. I’m afraid you missed the boat for this book but I’ll put you on the list for next time.

  9. liz Pearce on July 6, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Hi hope to hear what you are up to soon and I would love to be on your readers panel the publishers must be mad to let you slip through their fingers I am a fan of longstanding and love all your books my special book is the untouchables please don’t stop writing

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