Black Dog

No, I haven’t been on holiday all the time since my last post. Simply that I still don’t have a publisher and it’s now getting embarrassing when people ask. Also, beyond depressing. Thirty years, never out of print, and now this. I mean….

So although I haven’t yet given the order to lower the lifeboats, I do have a plan. If no-one has snapped me up by August I’ll self-publish. To which end, I’m now scheduling one day a week to learn how self-publishing is done. There are other new skills I’d much rather be acquiring, but there it is. Needs must.

I’m currently working on Book 2 of a series no-one wants and have co-opted Sir Harry Lauder as my personal trainer. You too can get spurred on here. ‘Round the bend’ is about right!


  1. Linda Stewart on May 10, 2019 at 7:27 am

    That is unbelievable that someone with such talent and range struggles to publish when “celebrities ” seem to have no problem.

  2. Helen on May 13, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Agreed, Linda. As the “black dog” reference leads back to Churchill, I will quote another useful Churchillian saying: “Keep Buggering On!”

    • Suzanne on May 22, 2019 at 5:33 am

      I love everything you write. 👌

  3. Jill on May 16, 2019 at 10:30 am

    I’m so sorry to hear this. I came across your blog whilst searching for a list of your books in case there were any that I have not read (there were none). I’ve recently re-read some of your books, something I never usually do and loved them the second time around.

  4. liz (Edinburgh) on May 22, 2019 at 7:39 am

    please self publish if it means we can read the series I am sure your loyal fans want it!!!
    The publishers don’t know what they are missing

  5. elizabeth shelton on May 24, 2019 at 7:50 am

    my mental and physical health DEPEND on a new Laurie Graham every so often. !!!!!!!

  6. Lindy on May 29, 2019 at 6:18 am

    What is the literary world coming to when publishers are not queueing up to publish you? I’m ever hopeful to find a good read among the tide of general fluff and drivel being published at the moment, but for years now nothing has come close to a Laurie Graham,so I just have to keep re-reading my collection of your books and looking forward to the next one. Please know that your readers appreciate everything you’re doing, Laurie, and the publishers are definitely missing a trick. It’s their loss.

  7. Julia L on July 18, 2019 at 9:48 am

    Late to the party as ever, this news has only just reached me. OMFG as the kids put it.. I am outraged, devastated and appalled. There is nothing, literally nothing, like a book by LG to lift the spirits, cause shrieks of laughter and recognition and make a soul feel better than it did beforehand. Please, Laurie, don’t stop writing. So glad to hear that you have a back up plan and cannot wait to be at the forefront of this new-fangled approach. Your readers will be there avidly awaiting the new stuff. Go Laurie!!

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