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The view from the literary agent’s desk

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Have you ever wondered what it must be like to be a literary agent?¬†Getting paid to read books all day seems like my idea of work heaven, but the reality isn’t always quite so sweet. Interviewing Victoria Hobbs, agent to some famous and not-so-famous names, was a fascinating insight into the life of a literary agent and their needs and expectations of an author. If you have aspirations of being the next JK Rowling or Martin Amis, then this is […]

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karen Maitland about all things medieval

Karen Maitland is one of my favourite authors and I’ve been fortunate enough to interview her three times now. If you don’t know Karen’s work, she writes brilliant (if sometimes rather gory) medieval thrillers. Here are two of the interviews – a video clip from my interview with Karen at the Lowdham Book Festival for The Book Channel and the podcast of my recent interview with Karen on Boundary Sound about her latest book – The Gallows Curse. Enjoy! http://www.tinabettisonarchives.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/karen-maitland-interview.mp3Podcast: […]

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