This Page contains a list of contacts that have been helpful and relevant to me, therefore I am sharing them with other writers:


Darran Holmes, Illustrator.  Follow this link to the Facebook page of my fabulous book cover designer.  He's worked on Lord of the Rings.

The Yorkshire Times, Steve Whitaker (Literary Critic) A thorough and insightful reviewer of literature who has reviewed some of my work.

Allison Brown, Proofreader.  Follow this link to the Facebook page of my eagle eyed proofreader for a brilliant, affordable service with an efficient turnaround.

Leeds Trinity University  This is where I completed my teaching and English degree and Masters in Creative Writing Degree.  It has lots of one-off courses and great opportunities for all writers.  Click for website.

Prince Henry's Grammar School in Otley  Follow this link to book a place on Creative Writing Courses due to commence every September. (Write your Life Story and Write a Collection of Short Stories.) 

Follow this link for free business services in Leeds including advice, loans and workshops around marketing yourself.

A fellow author, J A Browne, who has independently published.  She has a great blog on staying healthy as a writer.  Follow this link.

I highly recommend this website for anyone considering setting their writing career up independently as an author business. (The Self Publishing Formula)

Louise Mason, aka Your Marketing Specialist leads affordable and insightful workshops in all areas of marketing yourself.

The Creative Penn (Joanna Penn) offers a weekly podcast which is utterly inspirational in the field of independent publishing.

I have subscribed to the Writing Magazine for years.  I can't recommend it highly enough.  There's often a free gift when you subscribe too.

I get all my flyers and business cards from Vistaprint.  An efficient and affordable service.

This is an informative blog post about where and how to set up your own blog.