Book review and analysis of writing technique. Fast-paced and filled with details that readers of historical novels crave, The Queen’s Gamble is set in the first year of Elizabeth I’s reign, when even her supporters doubt the young queen will survive to rule a second year.
Beverly Swerling, author of the City of Dreams series, dishes on what it's like to have a book in the revision and production process, and what advice she wishes she had been given when she was just a new author. Lots of insights for writers.
I decided it was time to make the most of the fact that my agent and editor both live on the coast. A few tweaks to the travel route, a few emails, a few jokes about Thelma and Louise, and we were on our way.
I got mentally prepared to receive back pages of criticism about my manuscript. After all, Jennifer had edited novels written by far more experienced and published authors. She was not going to let me off easy, in fact it’s her job to point out anything and everything that could be an issue.