Sally Murphy:How to Get Published+ FREE Book Give-Way

I’d like to introduce Sally Murphy, prolific children’s author.

She’s launching her brand new picture book, Do Not Forget Australia. It’s a powerful and moving story set in war torn France in 1918. About the special bond that’s forged between two young boys, one French one Australian. And how the village of Villers-Bretonneux was saved! […]

Should I Self Publish my Book Baby… Yes? or No?

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I face the most challenging decision in my writing career! …

THE FACTS …Welcome to the digital publishing revolution! Self publishing is upending the book industry! … Time for savvy authors to grasp this unique opportunity to […]

Launching my Pro-active Quest to get ME AND HER Published

Mwah! Thanks for your unbelievable enthusiasm and support this week, requesting to read ME AND HER. What an incredible response! … Emails, comments and messages flooded in from everywhere.

With my heart hammering in my chest, I’m announcing my kick-ass quest to raise the profile of ME AND HER: a Memoir of Madness. I’m seeking […]

QUERY LETTER – How to write a KICK-ASS Query Letter for a Publisher

WHAT IF: your dream Publisher OR Agent advertised for Manuscripts?

What would you send them?

First of all, you create a KICK-ASS query letter, one that spurs the agent or publisher to read on. It must be professional, intelligent, concise, and intriguing. It accompanies your submission. Your cover letter must capture their attention, begging for […]

SYNOPSIS–How to write a KILLER Synopsis

Today I finalized a KILLER synopsis for my crime novel, SAYONARA guaranteed to get attention from editors, agents or publishers. The synopsis is the most crucial part of my submission package and needs to be developed, sweated over and polished with the same attention as to my novel. The synopsis is the sequential summary […]

Shh! The Birthday Fairy is Listening …

The birthday fairy and the publishing pixies are now working in cahoots … Yesterday I celebrated my birthday, anticipating what 2011 might bring. I squeezed my eyes shut, snuffed out my candles and wished with all my might … that my # number one birthday wish would become reality …

To publish … ME AND […]

SANE Invitation

Another week of incredible Emails … … On Wednesday … a TOP Literary Agent emailed me, wanting to read the NEW VERSION of ‘Me and Her: a Memoir of Madness’. SQUEEEE … I can’t believe it! After a day of tweaking and double-checking the manuscript, I’ve finally sent it off to them with many dreams […]

Arrivederci

Arrivederci Australia … Buongiorno Italia.

I’m flying to Roma in a few days time, exploring this ancient capital for three days then traveling through Italia to Firenze, Venezia, Milano and Genova via EuRail.

Then we’re sailing on a 11-day cruise of the Mediterranean on the MSC Splendida visiting the ports of Olympia, Piraeus (Athens), Alexandria […]

No … But

Two days ago, I was shattered! … after receiving a huge packet, my returned Manuscript, delivered to my door by courier. I didn’t have to open it, to know what it was. Then I slowly read THE letter and the constructive criticism struck me. A BIG Publisher used phrases like … ‘Raw energy … brave […]

Hello Sayonara

I’ve almost completed my Crime Novel, Sayonara … It’s a gripping tale based on a personal story! A few years ago, Yumi, our beloved Japanese exchange student vanished from Brisbane without a trace. Sayonara explores the ensuing police investigation although I’ve woven in new fictitious scenes and characters straight from my imagination. … Will you […]