Debut: A Crime Writer’s Journey from the Bedroom to the Bookshelf

HAVE you ever wondered how an idea gets from a writer’s brain to the bookshelves of a High Street retailer? We were more than a little curious, so we decided to tell the story of Charles E McGarry, a writer whose debut crime novel – The Ghost of Helen Addison – will be published on July 6 2017.

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The name on the cover will be Charles E McGarry. The guy in this series – we’re going to get to know him as Charlie. Along the way we’ll find out more about what it takes to get a great story into mainstream publishing, and what that means for everyone involved.

We’ll hear about agents found and lost; how one rejection note, among dozens of rejection notes, can hold the key to success; how your lead character is sometimes not quite the guy you think he is; and much more. The final episode will coincide with the actual publication of Charlie’s novel.

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Over the last nine months, Charlie’s story has taken us to the wilds of the West Highlands of Scotland to Catholic cathedrals in Glasgow, and beyond.

I hope you enjoy listening to the series as much as I did making it.

 

Neil White

 

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