This page contains a list of contacts and services 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.

A fellow author, J A Browne offers a professional and affordable editing service with an efficient turnaround.  More Information here.

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 Novel.) 

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

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

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.

And lastly, The Alliance of Independent Authors.  Informative, inspiring and good value.

Pro Writing Aid - this valuable tool doesn't quite replace a proofreader, but nearly!

Reedsy - I use their free tool to format my books.  They also are a hub for lots of author service.

Bookbrush - I love using this service to produce all my advertising.  It feeds another side of my creativity!