Danny Morrison's new novel RUDI to be launched at Easons Donegal Place on May 9th at 6:30 pm.
Feldstein Agency workshop at the Fermanagh Writer's Group in Enniskillen, April 27th, 2013 (taken from the group's blog)
On Saturday Fermanagh Writers hosted the Getting Published workshop, taught by Susan and Paul Feldstein who run the Feldstein Literary Agency. In the workshop they covered everything from what to include in a synopsis and covering letter to send to an agent or publisher, to what happens during the period between getting an agent and signing a publishing contract, to things to consider if you decide to self-publish. There was lots of very valuable information crammed into a day that passed too quickly. Susan and Paul presented the material in an informal but very knowledgeable manner.
Workshop participants travelled from as far away as Downpatrick and Lisburn and towns and villages dotted around Counties Cavan, Leitrim and Fermanagh. Everyone was full of questions which the workshop leaders ably answered. There was a buzz of chatter as participants left at the end of the day, still discussing what they had learned.
Tony Brady, FW Chair emailed these comments to the Feldsteins after the workshop: “Thank you for your most stimulating, educative and motivating Presentation today at Fermanagh House in Enniskillen…My initial soundings over lunchtime [of workshop participants] were of positive appreciation of you both and definite value obtained from subscribing to the event.”
and from group Secretary Dianne Trimble's blog:
I’ve been to my share of writing classes and workshops and I always get some useful information that I can use to hone my writing skills. There are workshops on just about every aspect of writing you could imagine. But I’ve rarely seen any advertised in Northern Ireland dealing with the business side of writing – things like how to get published or what to consider if you decide to self-publish. So, ever since Fermanagh Writers organised the Getting Published workshop with the Feldstein Literary Agency I eagerly anticipated the day of the workshop.
The workshop was held on Saturday and I wasn’t disappointed. I enjoyed a day crammed with information about the publishing side of writing. What I learned will help me if I decide to one day approach a traditional publisher and it also gave me an insight into the current world of publishing which is very different than that world was even a decade ago. It was one of the most interesting workshops I’ve attended – definitely a day well spent. An added bonus was that the Feldsteins knew their stuff and were very approachable.
Nominees for the 2012 Strand Critics Awards include Anthony Quinn’s Disappeared
The Strand Magazine New York, NY March 19, 2013
Recognizing excellence in the field of mystery fiction, the Critics Awards were judged by a select group of book critics and journalists, from news venues such as The Washington Post, LA Times, Chicago Sun Times, Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, CNN, The Guardian, and several other daily papers.
Best Debut Novel
A Land More Kind Than Home by Wiley Cash (William Morrow)
The Yard by Alex Grecian (Putnam)
The Expats by Chris Pavone (Crown)
Disappeared by Anthony Quinn (Mysterious Press/Open Road)
The 500 by Matthew Quirk (Hachette)
The awards will be presented at an invitation-only cocktail party, hosted by The Strand on July 9, 2013
Tony Macaulays Bread Boy launched at Easons Belfast Flagship Store: