Monday, 16 January 2012



"History is full of ordinary people with extraordinary stories"

I follow quite a lot of blogs- mainly about historical fiction, and most of them are fascinating, well written, well researched accounts of the history behind the book

This one however, struck me as different- its about the story behind the book, and as the posts are by the authors themselves, and they are writing about what they care passionately about, ie their book, they are not just well written, they are exceptionally well written!

I want to read each and every story on this blog!

So I was extremely pleased and excited when Deborah asked me to write about Moon in Leo for her blog

Only problem- I am not the author. Just the publisher. Perhaps I am being unjust to myself when I say just. This was a book that its author was passionate about and wanted to share with humanity. She had a vision and plenty to say about the state of our society, but she suffered with a stroke, and its aftermath- confusion, depression and delusion. All through what were some very dark years however, she held onto the fact that she had written an excellent book, and that she had a friend who had promised to help her get it published. Read her story, but take time to read other authors' stories too!


  1. This is lovely. And I'm just as interested to hear what publishers think as authors, Connie. We're all readers, aren't we?

    Best, Victoria

  2. Thank you Victoria: we all read indeed, and as soon as we touch a keyboard and open twitter, we are writers and publishers too! I shall follow your publication story with interest.

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