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Published: 5 Jul 2019  - updated: 19 Sep 2019

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Charles Egan

Find out what our authors have to say: our newest case study features Charles Egan, author of the best-selling historical fiction trilogy, The Irish Famine series.

When financial services businessman Charles Egan began researching his family history in 1990, he did not suspect it would change his life or that he would ever become a SilverWood Books best-selling author.

When his brother passed away, Charles’ father found a box of documents in the outhouses on the family farm in County Mayo. Curiosity led Charles to help dry and restore them to find out more about the history they contained. The documents led to a fascinating view of the Great Irish Famine - the 1840’s era of extreme poverty.

Read about Charles’ journey to publishing in the full article, published in our Author Success Stories page here.

New In The Learning Zone

How can I publish my book? Should I go mainstream or self-publish?

We're finding that the more the publishing industry grows, the harder it is for authors to navigate which services they need to get their book out there. Many authors do switch publishers - because what worked for their first book isn't always right for subsequent books. To help you with your decision, we've outlined the differences between traditional publishing and self-publishing.

This article can be read in full in the Learning Zone, along with much more!

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• Explore a world of chivalry, courage, magic, and the struggle between light and darkness. Tagai Tarutin’s medieval saga, Hellalyle and Hildebrand, was published on 2 July, and features beautiful artwork from the National Gallery of Ireland.

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“If you’re thinking of self-publishing, I hope you don't go at it alone. With a team like SilverWood behind you, you have the support you need to publish the best work you believe in.”

J A Higgins