Success Story One
Posted on March 31st, 2014
This is new little blog collection for Smart Quill, and every month or so I will be profiling Smart Quill authors who are now published. The most exciting thing is seeing your creation out in the big wide world. So without further ado, let me introduce LOVE, LOVE ME DO by Mark Haysom…
Mark approached me in 2013 for a premium report. His novel is a four stranded narrative, shifting between a man, a woman, a child, and a homeless and psychologically damaged war veteran. Quite some reach, and incredibly difficult to balance. Yet Mark’s writing was so nuanced, so calm, I was immediately blown away by the ms. After two edits, I put it in front of Eve White, who has a reputation for making debut authors. Eve sent it out and within 12 hours had a six-figure pre-empt. It’s the stuff publishing dreams are made of!
I cannot say how proud I am to have been associated with this book. It will be published in April by Piatkus/Little Brown as a super-lead title in April. As one reviewer said: “Craftsmanship, Imagination, and Empathy”. That’s exactly what I love about it.