Author
 
Eliza Jane Goes ahead finally (January 2020) and Cyber Spooks is nearly here!
The world of words has taken over. There seems to be no time for marketing but must do something about that!
 
 
Cyber Spooks is finally on its way
Spooky story for 9-12yearolds
 
 
Thank you Swanwick Writers' School
Couldn't have succeeded without Swanwick
 
 
Two novels 'Fusion' and 'The Cosmopolites' by Eliza Jane Goes
Brief advertising flyer
 
 
The CosMOpolites (why?)
The Cosmopolites- August 2010
 
 
A Visit to LBF 2011
London Book Fair
 
 
A Visit to the Pestalozzi village
Meeting inspiring students
 
 
Reviews
Informal reviews and comments
 
 
Preface to a second edition of Fusion
Some changes for the better.
 
 
July 2010 - Remembering Gloria Hagberg 'Granny of the Airlifts'
Pictures and story of Gloria Hagberg
 
 
Kenya Revisited
Forty years on from 1969
 
 
Rotary Club of Nairobi
 
 
Barack Obama for President?
Can he do it? YES HE DID!!
 
 
Learn more about the book.
Synopsis - and more about the characters.
 
 
Is it Moray or Caithness?
The truth about Balnahuig and Altnabervie
 
 
Blurbs
Blurbs illustrating the themes of 'Fusion'
 
 
Excerpts
Some excerpts from Fusion
 
 
Spot the Fusion in the pictures
A Rainbow of People
 
 
The story behind the publishing of Fusion
The project goes ahead.
 
 
Designing the cover.
Not the best cover but not bad for a technowally? Can you follow any themes from the pictures?
 
 
A Better Front Cover?
Still experimenting. Any more clues to the themes?
 
 

The story behind the publishing of Fusion

What a palaver! You've typed out your novel and you need to do something with it. You need letters to agents and/or editors, a synopsis, sample chapters and in some cases copies of the full manuscript and then you join the longest queue in the world - the would-be debut novelists trying to find a well-known mainstream publisher for their work. It seems too as if the older you are the less chance you have. You examine all avenues and there's the warning lurking in the background. Don't fall prey to Vanity Publishers. Self publish at your peril and forever feel ashamed. Then you meet all these writers of a 'certain age' who've been trying for years and years - and more years - to publish. A friendly phone call comes along eager to publish and you say, 'I'm waiting to hear from blah di blah,' internationally renowned publisher (but you don't know you're number twenty eight thousand on the list.) Eventually you hear and it's a rejection - and you think of that friendly phone call. 'Yes, we do publish any old rubbish as you say but it's up to you, the author, to make sure it's not rubbish,' he says and, 'No it's not horrendously expensive because it's POD.' 'POD'? 'Print on Demand'. Wonderful. Abandon the carefully targeted letters, the synopsis and the long waits. In comes the website information, cover design, author information and back page photo and blurb. What fun! It's all happening and the novel could be ready for sale in weeks. I've swallowed my pride and invested a bit of my retirement lump sum. Life is too short for the long wait and there's a danger of running out of steam at my age. Also there's a very special lady in Nairobi who is now ninety four and I want her to read a tribute to her life's work - very soon. Thank you Darren in Oxford, Raphael in Canada and thank you Trafford.

Excitement

A huge lorry arrives with a tiny first proof copy. Gerry, marketing manager par excellence, leaps for the camera.

The first proof copy arrives

Marketing Manager Gerry

The battered first proof copy before it was sent back.

Scan of first proof cover

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