Escape Artists #4: From Media Communication to Drawing Domination with Illustrator Hannah Asen

Today I interview freelance illustrator¬†Hannah Asen¬†who abandoned a promising career as a Media Communications Manager to pursue her passion for illustration. Born in London, Hannah relocated to Berlin in 2010 to take advantage of the vibrant creative scene, but three years later found that she had spent more time advancing her day job than her creative pursuits. Deciding that she …

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Escape Artists #3: Fleeing Fleet Street and Setting Sail for a Novel Life with Author Emma Bamford

Today I interview journalist and debut author Emma Bamford who fled Fleet Street to sail the high seas with a complete stranger (and his cat), before penning a memoir about her adventures, which was recently published by Bloomsbury. Emma began her journalistic life working for regional newspapers, before transferring to London’s Fleet Street – the epicentre of newspaper publishing – …

POLL: Should the Finding Arun audiobook be narrated by a male or female voiceover artist?

You may remember that producing an audiobook version of Finding Arun was one of my stretch goals during the Kickstarter campaign. Producing audiobooks is usually a pretty expensive process, but at the recent London Book Fair, Amazon announced that they were opening up ACX, their self-publishing audiobook platform, to UK authors. This has finally made audiobook production easy and affordable …