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The Beggar’s Opera; Hebrew edition!

I got a mystery package from Penguin Random House on the weekend that contained three books in a language I didn’t recognize. I was sure they’d arrived by mistake since Penguin doesn’t deal with my foreign rights sales, and that someone had … Continue reading

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Yet another 2010 Debut Dagger entrant makes good!

Congratulations to Alan Carter, an Australian debut author who was also shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award in 2010. (I spent many happy hours with Alan in the lobby of the Crowne Hotel in Harrogate.) It was exciting enough to learn he … Continue reading

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That first advance…

I got my first advance from Penguin Canada this week via my Canadian agent. A cheque with a statement of account for the trust funds.  I think that was the moment when the penny dropped. (Even more so than finding … Continue reading

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