Is it fair that celebrities have fiction books published?

I can understand perfectly why many excellent writers find this terribly frustrating. Their work, which is every bit as good as anything created by a celebrity author, may never get noticed—or even published—whereas if they were famous, well, it would likely be a very different story.

Books I’m loving right now

Here are four of my latest recommended reads, which you may like to give a go – depending on your mood! And don’t worry, no spoilers.

How to find the enthusiasm to write after your squillienth rejection

Agents and publishers receive thousands of submissions every year. They’re often reluctant to say how many, but on one agents website I was reading last week, it said the figure was in the region of 2,000 a year. The same agent said they took on around two new authors a year.