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.

Qualified Proof reader Helen Billings has an eagle eye for that final proofread. Very competitive and efficient service. Click here to find out more.

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. 

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.

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!

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