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December News at SilverWood

Published: 1 Dec 2020  - updated: 4 Mar 2021

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Happy New Year! This newsletter looks back on December, but we’re also looking forward to the opportunities 2021 will bring for our authors and team.

We’re excited to share our next Book Writing club - January’s event is Plan Your Book. This month, we’ll be talking to author and book writing coach, Lis McDermott, as well as our host, ghostwriter Tom Henry. Read more and book your place here.

Coming Soon: we’re releasing a new series of Learning Zone articles focused around business and business marketing, so keep your eyes peeled.

New Articles

A Writer’s Confession

Recently, I decided to be a little more serious about my writing and revisited a story I thought was worth finishing and adapting into a radio play. Lockdown helped by isolating me and giving me plenty of time and a couple of friends agreed to read it through.

And it is at this point I need to make a confession... You see, I really believed I was an exception to everything I have been taught or read about the writing process.

Writer Annie Franklin talks about her experience asking for feedback. Read the full article here.

New Case Study

Lauren Malone. We’re delighted to share entrepreneur and business author Lauren Malone’s case study. Lauren’s debut business book, The Expecting Entrepreneur inspires expectant parents to grow their business whilst growing their baby. She shares her journey to publishing with SilverWood here.

In Author News:

Jenny Martin released her latest title in November, and has worked hard to get coverage for the story of One Dog and His Cop. The Whitehaven News covered the publication, as well as The Macclesfield Express. Even Jenny’s local MP got involved, and you can read all the coverage on Jenny’s author page here. Keep up to date on Jenny’s website.

We were pleased to see the release of Peg’s Boys by Johnny Tudor, who could be heard on BBC Radio Berkshire, BBC Wales, and BBC Radio Bristol in December, which was a Gavin & Stacey Special. Listen on catch-up here. Follow Johnny on Twitter @TudorJohnny or at

Another SilverWood author on the airwaves this month was Meera Majithia. She published her ultimate guide to wedding planning, Planned to Perfection on 11 December. She had several radio interviews, and you can listen to all of them and read more on her website, Carriages Events. You can also keep up to date with Meera on Facebook.

Pauline Tait continues her coverage of her experience of downsizing and moving from country to town in The Perthshire Advertiser and on her blog.

Hot Off the Press

1 December - December publications were kicked off with the festive Ghost the Christmas Stag by Sarah Fae and illustrated by Kathryn Holeman. Like many children, Hector’s greatest fear is ending up on Santa’s naughty list. But that all changes after a surprise encounter with an unfamiliar creature in the woods.

11 December - Meera Majithia published Planned to Perfection: A Modern Approach to Wedding Planning for the Indian & Interfaith Bride. In a world of constantly changing trends and high expectations, Planned To Perfection shows you how to stay calm, keep things real and plan a wedding you can be incredibly proud of.

11 December - Prue Phillipson published her second SilverWood title, The Unloved Child. Dione Sheradon struggles to love her illegitimate child. What terrible deed will the unloved child perpetrate on his brother when they grow to manhood and fall in love with the same girl?

18 December - Peg’s Boys by Johnny Tudor. Over a summer of adventure, discovery, coming of age and sexual awakening, Jono learns that family isn’t always what you’d expect. It’s already getting fabulous reviews on Amazon: check them out here.

Coming Soon...

See what books are coming up for publication in our Coming Soon section...

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