Use your roots to promote your novel

Have you written a novel based near your home town?

If you have then you could take advantage of the local media and magazines, just like our author Adam Longden has with his debut novel Caterpillar Girl.

Here he talks to Keya Modessa of Pukaar Magazine about how he came to write his debut novel.

A love letter to the East Midlands – Pukaar Magazine

Adam Longden talks to Pukaar Magazine’s Keya Modessa about his love for his hometown – the setting which inspired his first novel, The Caterpillar Girl and his journey to becoming a published author.

Imagine an idyllic setting like the one from Laurie Lee’s Cider with Rosie combined with the dark side of a Stephen King novel, and you’re getting close to something resembling Adam Longden’s debut fictional piece of work. Read the full article…

If you haven’t heard of Pukaar Magazine, it is a quarterly publication offering readers a mix of local human interest and serious community news as well as features on fashion, travel, sport and entertainment. Covering a range of diverse topics, the magazine is a true reflection of the multicultural city of Leicester.

You can get hold of a copy of Adam Longden’s book from Amazon or visit his website to request a signed paperback.

The long, hot summer of 1989. A teenage boy and girls’ paths cross purely by chance. But Jack is no ordinary boy – brought up in isolation and hidden from the world till the age of sixteen; a dirty secret, his father’s cross to bear.

Music mad Daisy sees it as her duty to introduce Jack to the real world – and a lot more besides along the way – a task easier said than done with Jack’s numerous phobias and fears.

But as the summer goes on and the temperature rises, so does the body count, as together they search for the truth of Jack’s real identity.

Sarah Houldcroft is the founder of Goldcrest Books and has worked with authors for a number of years. She coaches business women who want to write a book to develop their business.

Goldcrestbooks publishes these books and also fiction in a variety of genres. She has also successfully run workshops and online courses  for business women and authors.

She loves speaking at networking events and writers’ days.

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